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Lake: Kingfisher Point Ponds

King Fisher point ponds

Post By: AM Fisherman      Posted: 4/9/2020 1:16:36 PM     Points: 884    
Has anyone ever had much success fishing these ponds for bass or anything like that? I've heard that these ponds might have some water quality issues in these ponds because of the historic beat processing plant that was there, but I also saw something pretty interesting on the Fishexplorer master angler info... It says at these ponds a 20 and 24.5" bass were caught here. I don't know if that was a mistake and meant for another lake or what, but if its true then that's worth targeting these ponds.
 Reply by: rljb1      Posted: Apr. 9, 4:51:33 PM     Points: 8556    
Hi AM Fisherman - I am the skipper for these ponds. I have seen a few people catch some nice fish, but I have only caught little guys so far.

These ponds are not fished too much. The most I have seen is 2 or 3 anglers at a time. I don't think they are as productive as some other ponds in town.

I also noticed those Master Angler reports. I wonder if they were caught in Canvasback Pond (southern pond) or Gadwall Pond (northern pond).

Gadwall is usually not as clear, and I often see carp in the shallows. It also has more trees and brushes along the shore. The south side has quite a bit of concrete rip-rap. I have taken my canoe and kayak and fished along the south and west sides of that pond. Last year the city did a habitat restoration project on the north side of the pond.

Canvasback is typically clearer and has easier shore access. I have seen some larger fish cruising the shore, but they were just far enough and deep enough that I couldn't identify them for sure.
 Reply by: Fishinearl23      Posted: Apr. 9, 4:56:33 PM     Points: 115    
Last year I went and fished those ponds and didn't catch anything. When I went there, it was what I assume a horrible algea bloom. Dead crawdads floating all around and they were putting water from one pond into the other.
 Reply by: fishinfoco      Posted: Apr. 9, 8:28:28 PM     Points: 309    
I've never had much luck at these particular ponds...not to say there aren't decent fish in there, but they are known to have winter and/or summer kill issues along with nutrient related problems associated with the old sugar beet farm there.

Personally they are near the bottom of my list of fishing options in Fort Collins. Go across the street to riverbend for much a much better chance at numbers and size
 Reply by: Skookshunter      Posted: Apr. 10, 8:08:14 AM     Points: 2866    
I recently took my kayak out on these ponds for the first time. Only checked the northern pond. My fish finder showed very little life. I packed it up after a short 45 minutes and went elsewhere.
 Reply by: AM Fisherman      Posted: Apr. 19, 6:35:04 PM     Points: 884    
Sorry for the late reply guys. I apreccitate the info, ive always been interested in these ponds but also haven't seen very muh fish activity. Rjb1, thanks for the info on the ponds themselves and everyone thanks for the replies!

AM