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Looking to try mendon park tomorrow was wondering if anyone has any luck there. Im a non boater so im limited shore :(. Should i try 100 acre first or devils bathtub?

thanks for the help

tom

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The ponds in Mendon Ponds Park have bass, pike and panfish. Access from shore is limited.

Hundred-Acre Pond--you could try the boat launch and old bathing beach on the east side and Hopkins Point on the west.

Deep Pond--this is connected to Hundred-Acre at its north end. There's a footbridge at the south end from which you could cast only into the shallow channel that leads to the main pond. If you walked the trail around the pond you'll find three or four openings from which you could fish. Using waders would help you cover more water from these openings.

Deep and Hundred-Acre--there's a footbridge where the two meet and you could cast south into Deep and North into Hundred-Acre.

Round Pond--this can be fished from Douglas Road at the west end of the pond.

Devil's Bathtub--I have no idea if there are any fish in it, but access is almost non-existent except from a small spot on the east side where casting would be difficult. A number of people think Deep Pond is Devil's Bathtub because the sign is so close.

If you're not real familiar with the park, there's a map on the County's site.

P.S. There's also Quaker Pond with limited access. A footbridge on the east side near the south end and an area on the west side on the south part but well north of the east side footbridge. The first time I tried the footbridge I caught a 16" LMB.

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thanks marty, what do you thinking i should throw tomorrow, lures/jigs or should i get some live bait?

thanks tom

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It's now too late for any advice for Thursday. I don't use live bait, but I suppose one can't go wrong. As to artificials, I think this time of year anything would work that you can fish that'll work with the existing cover, most likely weeds. I'd like to know where you fished and how you did.

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I can help with your bait selection, seeing as this in NYS, NO LIVE BAIT for bass untill the 3rd Sat. in June.

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I can help with your bait selection, seeing as this in NYS, NO LIVE BAIT for bass untill the 3rd Sat. in June.

Good point, that fact totally escaped me.

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Yeah you can't target bass with live bait till 3rd sat in june. However if you are bullhead fishing with worms and catch a bass u just have to release it as quick as possiable without harm. I was fishing the other week and had that scenario they almost kept it till I said something it was a SMB 1.5 lbs maybe

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Thanks i forgot live bait also. As for fishing i caught some wet clothes and and a possible cold lol, went to hundred, deep, and round, round pond had a lot of activity bass were jumping everywhere just no bites.(tried jig, spinners, frog, cranks, poppers, plastics)

As for round pond no fish, but i caught 3 norther water snakes, 2 bull frogs, a painted turtle, and about a 25lb common snapping turtle, and saw 2 family's of geese with babies, and i took about 250+ pictures lol, so all and all not a bad day. im gunna try again soon a this rain stops.

with all this rain i might build a big arc and grab 2 of each animal and be on my way.

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Is it raining that bad back in rochester that blows I'm up in ft drum now waiting to get back to fishing I hope conditions are good when I get back ill be mad if I get back to crappy fishing conditions.

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it is decent tomorrow i think 72? Lucky me i have 2 things to do tomorrow get fitted for a tux for my gf cuz wedding and go fishing it better stay nice

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As long as its been stable weather I don't mind even if it is crappy if its a consistant crappy I can still catch em its the rollor coaster weeks I have a hard time with

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its been just that a roller coaster week raining a day today now its sunny and nice and in about 2 hours my guess it will be raining again

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Temps have been on the steady rise, I've been catching all week, including Sunday in the monsoons.

I only fished Mendon Ponds twice, from kayak both times. It seemed like a marginal bass fishery, with too many northerns.

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yeah tomorrow is going to be nice i hope gunna try long pond and the others near it, just went to durand a little while ago it was so foggy but such a nice sight

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Temps have been on the steady rise, I've been catching all week, including Sunday in the monsoons.

I only fished Mendon Ponds twice, from kayak both times. It seemed like a marginal bass fishery, with too many northerns.

Where in the, and what, ponds did you fish?(east, north, near bridge..etc)

I just bought a kayak for fishing and want to make sure I paddle over into the right areas.

Also i'm taking my friend out for his first time fishing(he just bought a kayak too) and want to make sure he catches something, northerns are fine haha

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Where in the, and what, ponds did you fish?(east, north, near bridge..etc)

I just bought a kayak for fishing and want to make sure I paddle over into the right areas.

Also i'm taking my friend out for his first time fishing(he just bought a kayak too) and want to make sure he catches something, northerns are fine haha

bump, went there yesterday (round pond only). Caught 2 <8" largemouths and a sunny. Def wanna start hitting a little bit bigger fish haha

The deep drop offs in the back of the big area and the whole edge in the little area are interesting, however I have no idea how to fish them. Any suggestions?

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Spinnerbaits, T-rigs, jigs, and any other somewhat weedless bait should work fine. I've only fished those ponds a few times, and what I found was not all that great - too many northerns, few bass.

As far as the where goes for me, Conesus, Lake Ontario & bays, Honeoye, and Oneida have all been good to me this spring and early summer.

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Spinnerbaits, T-rigs, jigs, and any other somewhat weedless bait should work fine. I've only fished those ponds a few times, and what I found was not all that great - too many northerns, few bass.

As far as the where goes for me, Conesus, Lake Ontario & bays, Honeoye, and Oneida have all been good to me this spring and early summer.

Thank you for the quick response! I've been thinking about heading to conesus lake soon, but with a kayak it's a little big to not know any good spots

And if you ever need a fishing partner or anything, I'm def looking to get a little more serious. Took a few years off fishin in Rochester cause of moving and college. Only fished while I was home in NJ. finally decided to bring the poles up to Roch since i'm working up here for the summer.

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For Conesus, it's simple. Start at the public launch, and go right. Fish in 8-12' deep, and keep moving. You'll find some.

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For Conesus, it's simple. Start at the public launch, and go right. Fish in 8-12' deep, and keep moving. You'll find some.

You just planned out my weekend. Thank You

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I was just at Mendon Ponds this morning, I fished the footbridge that runs in between Deep Pond and Hundred Acre. I had 4 total catches, all of them being green sunfish, the biggest of them being about 6-8 inches. That was the first time I had fished that footbridge. I have fished Round Pound, which was just minnows from shore. I hear that there are pickerel in the middle of the pond. I've fished Deep Pond from the openings on the west side. Nothing but bluegill. I reccomend a kayak for Mendon Ponds. There are a lot of Pike and Bass in the middle, deeper areas. The boat launch on Hundred Acre is not a bad spot for a family or kids. It consists of Smallmouths, some sunfish and even some 5-7 inch yellow perch. Hope that helps!

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Sad to say, but both a friend and I have experienced a huge decline in fishing at all of the ponds there in the last few years. Like so many other things, it's a huge mystery as to what happened.

The boat launch on Hundred Acre is not a bad spot for a family or kids. It consists of Smallmouths, some sunfish and even some 5-7 inch yellow perch.

I have to disagree with Max about smallies in 100-Acre Pond. I suppose there could be an accidental one but I've never seen one in fishing there on and off for 40 Years. Besides, being a shallow (no more than 8-10'), weedy pond doesn't square with smallmouth habitat.

Interesting how this topic was resurrected 16 months after it was started.

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You're probably right Marty. I have a terrible sense at identifying fish. I caught lots of sunfish at the boat launch, and probably mistaken it for a smallmouth. But people in the Mendon Area should try Rotary park in honeoye Falls. Its not a bad spot. Then agian the biggest fish I've caught is about 6-8 inches, so I don't know much. But i have seen people catch pike there. i started a topic on it

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I justed fished mendon ponds hundred acre from the boat launch. The cattails right there hold shelter to small lmb. My PBS tht day was a 6 inch lmb. People In a kayak came to the launch and said that they caught 6 pike in an hour, so I recommend a canoe or kayak.

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For Conesus, it's simple. Start at the public launch, and go right. Fish in 8-12' deep, and keep moving. You'll find some.

I just found this gem Johnny boy.........but going "left" was the ticket this year, and fishing 12'-18' fow.....or so I hear. LMAO.

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