The lure of pond fishing

I try to fish every day. However, there are some days when my schedule or the weather do not cooperate. On those days, I go fishing in ponds around Daniel Island. There are a good number of ponds on the island. Most have healthy populations of Largemouth bass, blue gill (bream) and crappie. Keep in mind, the ponds also have a healthy population of alligators. Typically, they avoid me but it is something to keep in mind.

Smythe Park Lake is one of my favorite places to fish (from land). It holds a bunch of Largemouth bass and bream and is easy to walk around. The lake is a popular gathering spot for island residents. So, fishing there provides the opportunity to chat with neighbors. Another great fishing location is the pond adjacent to the Volvo Car Stadium on Seven Farms Drive. This pond has Largemouth bass, bream and even the occasional redfish.

One of the most productive lures to fish in Daniel Island ponds is the Blakemore Road Runner. It is irresistible to bass and bream. The Road Runner is very easy to master. No special or super-secret techniques are needed. Just cast it out and slowly reel it back in. It is a great lure for anglers that are just getting started. Simple to use and catches lots of fish!

On most days, I prefer a 1/8-ounce Road Runner tipped with a small soft plastic lure. Given the lightweight nature of the lure, it is important to fish it with light tackle. Many years ago, my son, Elliott, started fishing with an inexpensive Zebco outfit and a Road Runner lure. The tackle system does not have to be expensive but it does have to match the weight of the lure you will be fishing.

Now that the weather is getting warmer, concentrate your fishing along depth changes and grass edges. A depth change with a grass edge almost certainly holds fish.

Give pond fishing a try. You will have fun and catch fish.

Daniel Island Publishing

225 Seven Farms Drive
Unit 108
Daniel Island, SC 29492 

Office Number: 843-856-1999
Fax Number: 843-856-8555


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