texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
ReeverBeaver, Peterhof, DFDfireman, NiklasZweig, Ag28
118059 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 113,081
hopalong 111,182
Bigbob_FTW 86,852
John175☮ 84,117
Pilothawk 82,758
Mark Perry 68,287
Derek 🐝 67,985
JDavis7873 67,414
Bob Davis 66,476
Forum Statistics
Forums59
Topics1,152,580
Posts15,744,216
Members143,059
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Fished Capps Smith in Watauga #6526293 08/17/11 01:36 AM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 358
S
sdgull Offline OP
Angler
OP Offline
Angler
S
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 358
I fished Capps Smith pond/park in Watauga off 377 this evening, caught 1 bass withing the first 5 min... .an hour later... caught a turtle, and that was it.

There is so much built up algae and trash on the sides, you really can't fish it right now. I found one little opening, but the pond really isn't fishable until it gets cleaned up. Too much algae in it. Could be some good fish in there though, just not fishable (can't cast out far enough past the algae)

Re: Fished Capps Smith in Watauga [Re: sdgull] #6526434 08/17/11 02:09 AM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 21,988
Caribou Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 21,988
Yep I fished it in the spring before the algae set in.



Re: Fished Capps Smith in Watauga [Re: Caribou] #6526985 08/17/11 04:23 AM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 358
S
sdgull Offline OP
Angler
OP Offline
Angler
S
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 358
Will the Algae ever go away? Will someone from the city come and clean it up? Or is this pond done for now?

Re: Fished Capps Smith in Watauga [Re: sdgull] #6560387 08/25/11 08:47 PM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 318
C
Catfish Bubba Offline
Angler
Offline
Angler
C
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 318
I have caught many big cats (for that size of a place) out of there in the past. gone there for years. Chicken livers is all i can get em to hit on that and worms from my speical place lol. I have pulled between 5-10lbs before dont know if there are any left now though


If it walks I can hunt it, if it swims I can catch it.
If I dont, I'm havin a bad day.
uva uvam vivendo varia fit
Re: Fished Capps Smith in Watauga [Re: Catfish Bubba] #6587553 09/02/11 01:36 AM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,434
R
RussPrater "Bass Commander" Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
R
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,434
I used to fish there daily. This is how to catch em

spring thru fall
1. small purple top white bottom cotton cordell jerkbait (cast towards water fountain)
2. Top water plastic frog on the moss (work slow and rig weedless)
3. senko worn watermelon green at the water fountain
4. top water pop-r at the spillway.
5. weedless white or smokin shad soom super fluke
6. rattle trap (early spring)

Winter:
Jerkbaits, pumkinseed jigs

Re: Fished Capps Smith in Watauga [Re: RussPrater "Bass Commander"] #6587858 09/02/11 02:31 AM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 358
S
sdgull Offline OP
Angler
OP Offline
Angler
S
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 358
Good size bass in there? Average size?

Re: Fished Capps Smith in Watauga [Re: sdgull] #6588015 09/02/11 03:03 AM
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 59
C
Chandler Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
C
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 59
I stay 5 mins from the pond. I fish it every now and then. Don't be afarid of the grass. The mats are only on the top. Punch thru the surface mat. Its not thick underneath. Look for places where the pond weed meets the hydrilla. I catch fish all the way to bank in those mats.

Use a heavy grass jig(3/4oz to 1oz) or a Craw with a heavy sinker (same size). Use a stiff rod, and nothing less than 20lb test. Braid preferred.

Re: Fished Capps Smith in Watauga [Re: Chandler] #6591147 09/02/11 11:49 PM
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 59
C
Chandler Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
C
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 59
I went out there this morning from 9:45 to 11:20. I caught 3 bass and missed one. Actually he missed the jig. Nothing big, 12-14". I didn't take a single cast more than 9ft in front of me.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2022 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3