Post by Harry Miles on May 27, 2016 13:08:27 GMT -5
Does anyone know of any decently maintained ponds that have bass close to (preferably in) Downingtown? My 3 year old loves to go out with me, but the main ponds in the area are all horribly maintained and overgrown with weeds. They had small bass in them when I was a kid but they only seem to have sunnies and carp now. A private pond is ok as long as you're aware of the owner allowing people to fish it, I'm happy to go ask. I like to try and take him on week nights when I get home from work which gives us a window of 6-8 in the evening so I'm hoping for something we can get to in ~10min. The Brandywine is still a little tough for him as I dont like him trying to walk through the brush and up/down the steeper banks. Thanks in advance!
Post by cvllebanger on May 27, 2016 15:03:58 GMT -5
The pond near McDonald's use to have huge bass in it a good population of golden shiners and bluegill keep them well fed I have heard the other ponds in that line hold nice bass also but I have never seen them myself
Post by Harry Miles on May 27, 2016 15:07:28 GMT -5
Those are the ones I fished as a kid. They are all full of weeds, I'm sure there may still be a couple bass in there, but they're impossible to fish, especially with a 3 year old. There is the one by mcdonalds, the duck pond across the street, the 3rd lake that connects to that one and then the 4th/5th lakes back to back down the trail. They used to be great, but now they just weed beds.
Post by cvllebanger on May 27, 2016 15:16:41 GMT -5
Jump on bypass and drive to backside of coatesville resivoir below the damn herd there is a few smallies under that bridge and I saw a 3lb largemouth last year under there plus some good size fallfish could make for some fun catching
Post by Harry Miles on May 27, 2016 15:58:23 GMT -5
Yeah, currently cville res and chambers are our best option, but its close to 20min in the car which is just enough to be prohibitive trying to slip in an evening trip with a 3yr old who needs dinner and a bath before an early bed time.
I appreciate the reccos though. Just hoping to find some small pond hidden in the residential areas of west bradford that has a few bass. I know there are tons of small ponds in the area, but they're almost all private and I've never seen anyone fishing most of them.
In Hibernia Park (Coatesville) there is a Kid's Pond -- full of carp, bluegill, bass, etc. Another pond is on Rt. 202 North (southern end of W. Chester) across from large Presbyterian church. Make a right on a right on Piedmont and the pond is on your left. Yes it's in the midst of a development but the homeowners don't have an issue with children fishing. I caught a 4lb bass there about 10 yrs ago.
Post by Blunderbus50 on Jun 6, 2016 17:15:15 GMT -5
Springton Manor Farm Park has a nice pond with some large bass and a nice bluegill population. Catch and release only. Easy to fish and farm critters close by if the fishing is slow. One of the first places I took my daughter as a toddler.