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a pond i fish on the golf course became part of the lake for about a month and a half with all the flooding we had here, now that the lake level has gone down, the pond is back and fishable again...my question is, since the pond was flooded by the lake, do you think the bass "escaped to sea"? or do they generally stay close to home even with the body of water going from maybe 2-3 acres to 7,000 plus? i am planning to fish there this afternoon and am wondering how bad this flooding may have hurt the fishing...although i guess on the other hand, all the hawgs from the lake could have come in to the pond and got trapped, right?

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Cliff

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Let me begin by saying I have no personal experience with this situation, so I'll just throw out some things to consider:

Was the water deep enough to make a channel or good transisiton area for the fish to change water?

Was there good cover in the pond to keep them there?

How fast did the water come up and go down?

Perhaps some of the fish from the big water transisitoned into the little water?

Guess you just have to take on for the team and do a "field study."   :)

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Wouldn't it be great if some 10lb. hogs got "stuck" in that pond. Can't wait hear your results!

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well i know the lake came up like 20 something feet, and from what i remember from the ponds surroundings, it was probebly a very shallow channel into the lake...the lake came up pretty fast but it has been awhile now bringing it back down...i will post the results of my "field study" tonight

Thanks

Cliff

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Cliff,

I grew up on a 5 acre pond that would occasionally get swallowed up by a flooded creek, it always seemed to lower the population of smaller fish immediately but the pond always rebounded awesome. As if Mother Nature needed to thin it out a little for the general health of the pond. We always got bigger fish out of what remained. And then after a few years it seemed overpopulated again and then came another flood... repeating the process. Seemed like a 3 - 5 year cycle.

I hope you have the same experience we did, it always got better.

(edited for spelling)

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thanks flechero, i am trying to get out of here(work) now so i can go...nothing to do and we havent been having any luck in the evening so i thiught i would try in the middle of the day

Cliff

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I live about 100 yards away from a small pond in a golfcourse which also has a lake. We called and asked if I could fish the pond and the manager said no cause of insurance issues :'( ( yeah like im gonna get hit by a golfball :-?)  anyway do you guys generally get fish out of these? cause I might run out there tonight with my baitcaster and a plastic worm and check

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yes we do, but i wouldnt go there if i was told i cant

as far as today went, my partner didnt want to go to the golf course and i couldnt change his mind, so went to our usual spot...he got one dink and i got a 3lber on a LC Fat BDS...check the outing section for pics...it had some weird fungus on it too

Cliff

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