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TimCatAugust 1st, 2016, 10:38 pm
Alanson, MI

Posts: 121
I think I found a beaver pond by where I'll be fishing this weekend (google earth is pretty cool!). Does this look like one to you folks?

Also, what tactics come to mind when fishing them? I've never fished one before. My ideas are to throw some hoppers or stimulators, and maybe a black leach or wooly bugger. Possibly a griffiths gnat for the midges... Of course you never really know until you get to the water. What do you guys do on the ponds you've fished?

"If I'm not going to catch anything, then I 'd rather not catch anything on flies" - Bob Lawless
Jmd123August 1st, 2016, 10:50 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2505
Tim, your tactics sound just about right. Hoppers are hot everywhere right now, just got a bunch of pond brookies on them myself tonight! Woolly buggers and leech patterns are also a good bet. Maybe a small popper or two to imitate frogs? I haven't done this yet but I do have a little green and red one that I need to toss out there one night...

Good luck and take some pics if you are successful!

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
TimCatAugust 1st, 2016, 10:55 pm
Alanson, MI

Posts: 121
Frogs eh? Not a bad idea.
"If I'm not going to catch anything, then I 'd rather not catch anything on flies" - Bob Lawless
PaulRobertsAugust 11th, 2016, 2:26 pm

Posts: 1776
Big hair bug, or big bucktail, at night. Esp if there are browns in it. Otherwise, your list sounds about right.

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