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Pond off Higland village rd. #14481230 09/18/22 08:47 PM
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Does anyone fish this pond. It's right off 35e past the Lewisville lake Bridge on highland village rd. I don't see any parking on the pond near the water but there plenty of trails around it.

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Used to fish it out of a float tube about 45 years ago, always caught a few small bass (pre FL bass days).
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Re: Pond off Higland village rd. [Re: Kevin R.] #14482007 09/19/22 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Kevin R.
Does anyone fish this pond. It's right off 35e past the Lewisville lake Bridge on highland village rd. I don't see any parking on the pond near the water but there plenty of trails around it.

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Re: Pond off Higland village rd. [Re: Kevin R.] #14482491 09/19/22 10:54 PM
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I drive past it a lot and always say need to take the kayak out there but never do.

Re: Pond off Higland village rd. [Re: Kevin R.] #14482556 09/20/22 12:16 AM
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Watch out for the.gators. clap

Re: Pond off Higland village rd. [Re: Flip-n-go] #14482731 09/20/22 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Flip-n-go
Watch out for the.gators. clap

That would just make it more fun!

Re: Pond off Higland village rd. [Re: Kevin R.] #14482963 09/20/22 02:36 PM
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There is a parking lot at Highland Lakes park that you can portage your kayak from.
The city permanently dropped the water level of that pond by about six feet when they started the updated bridge construction seven years ago, and the fishing has suffered since. The best areas are along the rip rap and under the I-35 bridge. There used to be a pipe/culvert that connected the pond with Lake Lewisville--not sure if they kept it open.


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Ya, I parked there and walked the trail some. I didn't see much clear area to launch from.

Re: Pond off Higland village rd. [Re: Kevin R.] #14483583 09/21/22 02:29 AM
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I am not sure that water has "circulation" from the lake itself? It used to before the highway was expanded. Hit it once with Pondbass when his mom drove him around.

Re: Pond off Higland village rd. [Re: CCTX] #14483642 09/21/22 03:49 AM
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Originally Posted by CCTX
There is a parking lot at Highland Lakes park that you can portage your kayak from.
The city permanently dropped the water level of that pond by about six feet when they started the updated bridge construction seven years ago, and the fishing has suffered since. The best areas are along the rip rap and under the I-35 bridge. There used to be a pipe/culvert that connected the pond with Lake Lewisville--not sure if they kept it open.


CCTX is spot on, use to be a fun close to home kayak spot. Never caught anything of size but would catch plenty in the 12”-16” range. Since the construction its fishing has been slow for years. With that said I still fish it and just have no expectations of catching.

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Originally Posted by CCTX
There is a parking lot at Highland Lakes park that you can portage your kayak from.
The city permanently dropped the water level of that pond by about six feet when they started the updated bridge construction seven years ago, and the fishing has suffered since. The best areas are along the rip rap and under the I-35 bridge. There used to be a pipe/culvert that connected the pond with Lake Lewisville--not sure if they kept it open.



Thanks, great tips. Will have to try some day.

Re: Pond off Higland village rd. [Re: Kevin R.] #14489641 09/27/22 01:14 PM
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Bogards pond is what I am told its called.

It did connect to the lake prior to construction via a culvert. My understanding is the Corps dropped it 4-6 feet during the construction and intended to leave it there as their take was it was never supposed to be that high and it being that high was costing them X amount of acre feet of water storage in case of floods...

Well this pissed off a bunch of homeowners up on the creek of this body of water who had been paying water front property taxes and now no longer had water front. It was a whole thing. Activists facebook pages and town hall meetings, signs in front of peoples houses the whole thing.

They reached some sort of compromise and the pond is lower than it was before but not 6 feet lower.

Back to the fishing. Its poor since they tore it up, drained it, filled it, ran cranes on it for a few years etc. It was never awesome but you could catch some there. I do not fish it anymore.



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