Reply by: anglerwannabe Posted: 12/20/2019 7:00:44 AM Points: 62366
welcome to the forum. Are you asking in general or asking about right now, as I see you're wanting to go this weekend. If for right now, even though I've never fished there. Would imagine the bass fishing to be slow.
Hey, I have fished these lakes for a few years. They are really close to where I live. Eaglewatch lake has pretty good population of bluegill and perch, and some stocker rainbows. I have caught a few bass out of there, but usually during spawning and fishing the bottom. Blackrock lake has a handicap pier. I have seen very large groups of large mouth bass. There size is around 10'-12". They are either very well fed or very picky. I haven't had much luck getting them to bite. I think the ice fishing regs are a little out of date. I have attempted to make contact with the park rangers to get some official word on it. I will update that as soon as I know anything.
I'll be out there tomorrow morning for a walk with my dog. I'll see if I can take a few minutes and drop a line too.
Reply by: Bizkits Dad Posted: 12/21/2019 2:17:20 PM Points: 328
Haven't fished those ponds in a few years, but I used to fish them a lot. They see a LOT of pressure. Throw something different. Use all manner of retrieves and don't be afraid to really go to extremes. My best days seemed to be overcast days using surface presentations. One particularly good day, I was catching one after another using a fly rod and a cork popper. Then, I broke my popper off in a tree and that was that. This time of the year, go with soft plastics and really slow down your presentation. You might get lucky.
Reply by: Freestone303 Posted: 12/23/2019 10:14:39 AM Points: 454
This place gets hammered. It's pretty tough for bass, I just pick my times and conditions to fish it. A lot of the water is iced over right now, but Blackrock is open. I don't fish that pond much, and I don't think I've ever caught anything out of it.