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Jumbolaya

Rochester/ Private Ponds.

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Jumbolaya

What gives? Anyone know how these got stocked?

Also, anyone feel like a late night sneak attack?

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g'eye pilot

Indeed there are a # of private ponds in the Roch area, i.e. Lake George (Baily's Pond), and Salem Sound. Stocking has been funded largely by the resident associations of these private neighborhoods. Having permission to fish a couple of them, I can tell you the folks that live there watch over the ponds with "eagle eyes." I fished Baily's a couple weeks ago, and within 10 minutes of drilling a hole, there was a gentleman asking for my credentials. With due cause, they have had a number of trespassing issues over the years.

The stocking, done some time ago, has established naturally reproducing populations of bass, mammoth 'gils & crappies, and even a few walldogs in one or two locales.

I would suggest foregoing a sneak attack. But if you can get legit permission, have fun and treat the area with utmost respect. The majority have regulations as to what you can keep and/or restrictions on live bait.

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Rebeleye

My wife's grandmother lives right off Lake George. She has to pay like $250 something each month as part of her association fee for that place. She gave me this song and dance about how I have to be with her in order to be out there. I say the heck with Lake George. They can have it. I'll go elsewhere..

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Dan Thiem

A long time ago (back in the '70's) we used to sneak in to Lake George coming from the manor. We would camo out or bikes with branches and grass. Even back then 'ol man Bailey would chase us out of there. But, we always seemed to get a few huge crappies out of there. And we have seen some dandy bass in there too.

Rebeleye, you're right let 'em have it and their association.

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CrappieJohn

G'eye has a handle on this issue. The one problem with many of these ponds is that a late night bite doesn't cut it. Low light perhaps and maybe even into the first hour or so of dark...after that things tend to chill.

Respect is yet another issue. The "lack of" is the primary reason these places are closed to the general public. At FM we do not condone breaking the law to fish. Doing so only gives all anglers a black eye. Either obtain legal permission or go somewhere that will not require you break the law.

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Tony T

Thank you Tom. I agree with you 100%. One of those 2 lakes is where my friend caught the nice crappie. If a select few were to wreck the chance for people like us with permission to fish these lakes I would be one very unhappy fisherman! So for those of you that do get the chance to be granted permission, do us a favor and clean up after yourselves and make sure you know the regulations for that lake. They are VERY different than most are acustomed to.

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