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Dr Winston O Boogie jr
07-08-2012, 10:55 AM
I read somewhere that some of the ponds are stocked. Does anyone know of a list of which ponds get stocked?

Is there a map or list of the lakes and ponds in the Villages?

Taltarzac725
07-08-2012, 12:42 PM
I read somewhere that some of the ponds are stocked. Does anyone know of a list of which ponds get stocked?

Is there a map or list of the lakes and ponds in the Villages?

I am not a fisherman but these MIGHT be a good resource. Lake Miona Fishing near Wildwood, Florida | Hook and Bullet (http://www.hookandbullet.com/fishing-lake-miona-wildwood-fl/)

You can do a zip code lookup for good places to fish which will bring up a map too. http://www.hookandbullet.com/fishing/

tghoul
07-08-2012, 01:08 PM
I read somewhere that some of the ponds are stocked. Does anyone know of a list of which ponds get stocked?

Is there a map or list of the lakes and ponds in the Villages?

The pond on Canal St. opposite the Bonita mailbox is stocked. The Ashland pond was stocked however the sinkhole destocked the pond.

gwscott
07-08-2012, 01:15 PM
Jim The pond behind Paradise Rec center is stocked

uujudy
07-08-2012, 01:16 PM
The pond on the Virginia 2nd hole has some mighty big fish in it. A fellow fishes there in the evening, and he pulls out some really big fish!

dkrhardy
07-08-2012, 01:17 PM
It's also catch and release, right?
Don

uujudy
07-08-2012, 01:19 PM
It's also catch and release, right?
Don

Yes. Catch & release. Basically, fishing just to annoy the fish. :laugh:
If you're under 65 you also need a license.

asianthree
07-08-2012, 03:56 PM
Yes. Catch & release. Basically, fishing just to annoy the fish. :laugh:
If you're under 65 you also need a license.

:1rotfl:

Dr Winston O Boogie jr
07-08-2012, 07:34 PM
I went fishing in the pond behind LaHacienda Rec Center today. I didn't catch anything, but another guy there caught two in the hour that I was there. He kept them and told me that there is a five fish maximum on Largemouth Bass.

tghoul
07-09-2012, 08:12 AM
I went fishing in the pond behind LaHacienda Rec Center today. I didn't catch anything, but another guy there caught two in the hour that I was there. He kept them and told me that there is a five fish maximum on Largemouth Bass.

The following is from The Villages Fishing Guidelines:
The VCDD practices catch and release. Catch and release is defined as a practice within recreational fishing intended as a technique of conservation. After capture, the fish are unhooked and returned to the water before experiencing serious exhaustion or injury. This definition goes hand in hand with the core values of The Villages and the VCDD.

Bonny
07-09-2012, 08:14 AM
I see a lot of people fishing at the pond at the Santiago / El Diablo golf courses off of El Camino Real.

asianthree
07-09-2012, 08:46 AM
too bad they can't put butterfish in the ponds

Taltarzac725
07-09-2012, 10:40 AM
too bad they can't put butterfish in the ponds

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_butterfish

This butterfish??? http://www.gma.org/fogm/Poronotus_triacanthus.htm

mulligan
07-09-2012, 04:22 PM
May I have an order of grilled bass with a side of golf course chemicals??

Dr Winston O Boogie jr
07-09-2012, 09:29 PM
May I have an order of grilled bass with a side of golf course chemicals??

99% of the chemicals used on a golf course stay in the grass. There is close to zero per cent that end up in the water.

chuckster
07-09-2012, 09:31 PM
And you know this because.............:popcorn: would love to see a reference for this one......

Dr Winston O Boogie jr
07-09-2012, 09:46 PM
And you know this because.............:popcorn: would love to see a reference for this one......

I spent over 35 years working on golf courses.

chuckster
07-09-2012, 09:49 PM
Thanks.......that certainly clears that up.

mulligan
07-10-2012, 06:26 AM
And the gray water runoff from the irrigation???

rp001
07-10-2012, 07:43 AM
As a lifelong resident of Fl I remember when fresh water fish were great to eat...Unfortunately I have found that is no longer the case..I believe it is due to lead poisening that occurs quite frequently in Florida's fresh water..As far as eating Largemouth Bass is concerned they are extremely bony,with very little edible meat on them and they have to be almost to reproductive age before there is any at all..That klills off future generations..There is really no reason to keep this species..Speckled perch is another matter..Even though there is very little available meat they taste great and are plentiful, in larger lakes than here in the Villages..Still have lead though..

dadspet
12-22-2013, 10:57 PM
Any idea on how you can get someone to stock a pond on the golf course?

nkrifats
12-23-2013, 07:46 AM
Any idea on how you can get someone to stock a pond on the golf course?

I believe they only stock ponds you can fish in. You can not fish in the ponds on the golf courses as for as I know.