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#11802986 - 08/29/16 02:34 PM Fountains in ponds
ArgyleFloater Offline

Registered: 06/07/16
Posts: 65
Loc: Argyle Texas
My pond near my house has a fountain on one end. Is there any advantage to fishing close to the fountain or it doesn't matter? Your input is appreciated.

#11803014 - 08/29/16 02:53 PM Re: Fountains in ponds [Re: ArgyleFloater]
Siberman Online   content
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Registered: 03/01/09
Posts: 5546
Loc: Titus County
The local pond where they stock trout has a large fountain . I run my lure right through the middle of it and limit out pretty quickly .

Never caught a bass or cat there but it's worth a shot .

#11803019 - 08/29/16 02:56 PM Re: Fountains in ponds [Re: ArgyleFloater]
Bodhi Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/22/16
Posts: 4
I have fished many times in fountain ponds and and in my experience, I've had more luck on the banks and by cover, not the fountain.

#11803197 - 08/29/16 04:41 PM Re: Fountains in ponds [Re: ArgyleFloater]
tentcotter Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 01/06/11
Posts: 1
I fished the TI pond in Stafford semi regularly before they closed and the Mo City Park lake for stocker trout and have had the best luck for bass and trout away from the fountains.

#11803726 - 08/29/16 09:41 PM Re: Fountains in ponds [Re: ArgyleFloater]
Fisherman13 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/13/13
Posts: 1756
Loc: Lake Lavon
I've caught fish by the fountains before. But no more than any other areas. Fish will relate to a fountain that isn't running more so than one that is running. My experience with fountains is to avoid them mostly becuse some how I always get hung up on the cables that hold them in place. Some fountains that have lights on at night will attract fish though.

#11803891 - 08/30/16 02:30 AM Re: Fountains in ponds [Re: ArgyleFloater]
kjwolvy Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 04/10/11
Posts: 4479
Loc: Amarillo
^^^. I've done that two. Got hung up on the hose or whatever and reeled the thing a ways from where it was supposed to be.

#11809511 - 09/02/16 01:11 PM Re: Fountains in ponds [Re: ArgyleFloater]
JohnButte Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/05/12
Posts: 866
Loc: Lake El Butto, Pearland
Try the fountains in the coldest part of winter. They warm the water some and will draw fish. Especially if there are crappie in your pond. Try a weedless jig under a float.

#11820279 - 09/09/16 02:52 PM Re: Fountains in ponds [Re: ArgyleFloater]
BankBassin Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/14/11
Posts: 1155
Loc: Allen, Texas 75002
IMHO, when bass fishing, it depends on the size of the pond. If it's a smaller pond then most likely the fountain keeps the fish away. I haven't caught many in all the ponds that I have fished that have fountains, that were right under the fountain. I will use the water splashing from the fountain as a cover for the bait to enter the water, but I mainly fish the edges.
There 1-2 other ponds that I fish that are much bigger than your average city pond that also have fountains. The one that I fish the most is standing in about 10 feet of water. In this case, I can catch them right under the fountain. While the bass like the moving water, I think they are scared of the noise and the suction.

My 2cents
~You won't catch any fish if you don't try!

#11835276 - 09/18/16 10:28 AM Re: Fountains in ponds [Re: ArgyleFloater]
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Registered: 01/07/16
Posts: 111
Loc: McKinney
Fountains shut off at night, I always find a fish using the "off" fountain as cover after dark.
The dude abides...


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