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Any ponds/lakes with lily pads near midlothian?

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Hey guys! I was wondering which lake or pond have good vegatation and lining of lily pads. I’m planing on punching them with a bunch of soft

plastics over the summer. 

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Swift Creek Reservoir has tons of Hydrilla all over and lilly pads in its coves, western most cove gets tons of lilly pads. Its electric only.  There is only one public access point and its close two two coves I fish a lot.

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Many years ago I fished a pond behind either Providence Methodist Church or Bethany Place Baptist Church on South Providence Road. The pond was covered with grass, pads and matts.

 

I think it may be Providence Methodist Church. You park along the rear parking lot and walk through the woods to the pond.

 

Check it out on Google Earth: just south of Providence Middle School and athletic fields.

 

You may want to call the church office to find out if the pond is still there and if it is OK if you fish it. As far as I remember no one bothered me or cared I was there.

 

I don't think they filled it in.

 

Let me know what you find out.

 

Good luck.

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1 hour ago, Sam said:

Many years ago I fished a pond behind either Providence Methodist Church or Bethany Place Baptist Church on South Providence Road. The pond was covered with grass, pads and matts.

 

I think it may be Providence Methodist Church. You park along the rear parking lot and walk through the woods to the pond.

 

Check it out on Google Earth: just south of Providence Middle School and athletic fields.

 

You may want to call the church office to find out if the pond is still there and if it is OK if you fish it. As far as I remember no one bothered me or cared I was there.

 

I don't think they filled it in.

 

Let me know what you find out.

 

Good luck.

Was There any lunkers in the past?

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No. No lunkers.

 

But you got to take what you can get.

 

Give it a try and see what happens.

 

Do you have any watercraft you can use to go to other locations?

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10 hours ago, Sam said:

No. No lunkers.

 

But you got to take what you can get.

 

Give it a try and see what happens.

 

Do you have any watercraft you can use to go to other locations?

Yes a kayak 

 

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You will have to drive to a few places to find pads and grass as I doubt you will find them in the greater Midlo area.

 

The pond by St. Michael's upper school may have grass and pads. Look it up on the Internet so you can find it off Traylor Road in Bon Air. Used to be called Winston Lake. No idea if there is a place for you to launch a kayak but you can fish from the bank.

 

Go into Powhatan County for its three lakes. Very good fishing.  Think about the Amelia Wildlife area lake, too. Big lunkers in both.

 

Put in at Whipponock Creek Campground or Seven Springs on Lake Chesdin or the Route 5 ramp (Gordon Creek) on the Chickahominy River. Lots of grass and pads available from these two places for a kayak. You can also put in on Morris Creek and hit the pads and grass in that creek.

 

Whipponock Creek has pads and grass and you can paddle into the lake and fish the shoreline towards the dam.

 

You can put in at Roc-A-Hock Campground on the Chick River by the dam and fish the grass and pads in that area. Lots of Florida Strain lunkers in this area but the tournament guys will hit the area all day long. So get an early start if you fish out of Rock-A-Hock and go on a weekday when boat traffic will not be so severe.

 

Wait for the summer and go to Ed. Allen's or Eagle's Landing on the Chick Lake. Plenty of grass and pads during the summer months. Hit Lacy and Johnson creeks.

 

Not a lot of pads or grass from Watkins Landing on the Historic James River in either direction but you can join the other kayakers and float the river.

 

Have you considered the lake off Midlothian Turnpike on Southlake and Trade roads? No idea if you can get a kayak into that lake or how much grass and pads are in that lake.  Look it up on Google so you will see where it is located.

 

Try to find a 2018 Freshwater Fishing in Virginia free booklet and note the places you can use your kayak. Be sure to get GMCO maps of the rivers and lakes (Green Top or BPS) you want to fish so you can find the ramps. Otherwise, unless you use WAZE on your iPhone you will not find the ramps, easily.

 

And drive over to the church on Providence Road and look at that pond. Have not fished it in years so I have no idea if the grass and pads are still there.

 

Let us what you find out and give us the details of what you caught.

 

 

 

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16 hours ago, Sam said:

You will have to drive to a few places to find pads and grass as I doubt you will find them in the greater Midlo area.

 

The pond by St. Michael's upper school may have grass and pads. Look it up on the Internet so you can find it off Traylor Road in Bon Air. Used to be called Winston Lake. No idea if there is a place for you to launch a kayak but you can fish from the bank.

 

Go into Powhatan County for its three lakes. Very good fishing.  Think about the Amelia Wildlife area lake, too. Big lunkers in both.

 

Put in at Whipponock Creek Campground or Seven Springs on Lake Chesdin or the Route 5 ramp (Gordon Creek) on the Chickahominy River. Lots of grass and pads available from these two places for a kayak. You can also put in on Morris Creek and hit the pads and grass in that creek.

 

Whipponock Creek has pads and grass and you can paddle into the lake and fish the shoreline towards the dam.

 

You can put in at Roc-A-Hock Campground on the Chick River by the dam and fish the grass and pads in that area. Lots of Florida Strain lunkers in this area but the tournament guys will hit the area all day long. So get an early start if you fish out of Rock-A-Hock and go on a weekday when boat traffic will not be so severe.

 

Wait for the summer and go to Ed. Allen's or Eagle's Landing on the Chick Lake. Plenty of grass and pads during the summer months. Hit Lacy and Johnson creeks.

 

Not a lot of pads or grass from Watkins Landing on the Historic James River in either direction but you can join the other kayakers and float the river.

 

Have you considered the lake off Midlothian Turnpike on Southlake and Trade roads? No idea if you can get a kayak into that lake or how much grass and pads are in that lake.  Look it up on Google so you will see where it is located.

 

Try to find a 2018 Freshwater Fishing in Virginia free booklet and note the places you can use your kayak. Be sure to get GMCO maps of the rivers and lakes (Green Top or BPS) you want to fish so you can find the ramps. Otherwise, unless you use WAZE on your iPhone you will not find the ramps, easily.

 

And drive over to the church on Providence Road and look at that pond. Have not fished it in years so I have no idea if the grass and pads are still there.

 

Let us what you find out and give us the details of what you caught.

 

 

 

Thank so much sam! That was very useful! I’m definitely going to hit up that pond by the church. I know exactky where it is because it used to be the place I went for pre schooling, but I’ll make sure I remember to post a fishing report for you and the other rva folks. However I’m going to hit up the ponds at the arboretum Tuesday to see if there’s good winter action. I will Be asking permission to fish there since I have an appointment with my lawyer at the law firm located there.

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Jkt, I have fished those ponds and caught only dinks.

 

There were no fishing signs but no one bothered me.

 

Remember, if you don't ask and do it they will run you off. If you ask and are told no and then do it you are in trouble.  Just words for the wise.

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On 2/4/2018 at 10:33 AM, 68camaro said:

Swift Creek Reservoir has tons of Hydrilla all over and lilly pads in its coves, western most cove gets tons of lilly pads. Its electric only.  There is only one public access point and its close two two coves I fish a lot.

Where is the public access point located? I'd love to fish Swift Creek. 

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There is only one, its on southern end of Woolridge Road bridge. Its opposite end of Lake as Brandermill.  Electric only, no dock just little dirt parking lot dirt launch area.

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7 hours ago, LonnieP said:

Where is the public access point located? I'd love to fish Swift Creek. 

The Sunday park pavilion and the turtle bass dock both are accessible for public 

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2 hours ago, Jkt23113 said:

The Sunday park pavilion and the turtle bass dock both are accessible for public 

Did not know this, are you sure? This will be easiest way to get to deepest water which is by water plant.

I spent about 4 hours on Swift Creek this morning mapping the bottom with sonar now that weeds are dead. It is shallow and flat. Didn't see any fish on sonar but did mark spots that looked good for future.

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3 hours ago, Jkt23113 said:

The Sunday park pavilion and the turtle bass dock both are accessible for public 

Is there a boat ramp there?

7 hours ago, 68camaro said:

There is only one, its on southern end of Woolridge Road bridge. Its opposite end of Lake as Brandermill.  Electric only, no dock just little dirt parking lot dirt launch area.

Thanks. I’ll have to check it out.

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2 hours ago, 68camaro said:

Did not know this, are you sure? This will be easiest way to get to deepest water which is by water plant.

I spent about 4 hours on Swift Creek this morning mapping the bottom with sonar now that weeds are dead. It is shallow and flat. Didn't see any fish on sonar but did mark spots that looked good for future.

Yeah I used to fish those areas with my friends back in high school 

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Sadly no Lonnie ☹️

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