Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Exploring locally

I've talked before about the ponds on the back side of my house and a post also about the big pond across the street from my house called Hodgson-Harris Reservoir.  Last year they drained it, tore out the earthen dam and built a rock reinforced dam.  The word was they were going to stock it.

They had a dedication ceremony after the dam was built but I must have missed the invitation,  I found out how to access the pond, which is not by walking across the street, but by driving in the condo complex to the south of the pond and then walking in.

Is is not adventure fishing but it would have to do.  The only thing close to danger here is a large pack of coyotes that come out in the evening and howl at whatever it is that coyotes howl at...usually my dog barking at them at 2:00 A.M.

I'm still playing things by ear because I have not seen another human being partaking in fishing there and I really have no idea if it was stocked or not.  The pond is home to cranes and pelicans so I would think that there is something to eat there that's worth landing for.

So over the long weekend I took a trip around part of the pond checking to see if there was anything swimming in the water.  (Minus the fly rod in case I had to make a run for it for trespassing) I've got some suspicions that there are some fish in there, but then again, I'll believe it when I see it.

Stand by for some exploring!