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Old 05-07-2012, 01:43 PM
Troop7 Troop7 is offline
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I made a trip out to this pond last Friday. The earlier posts are true with respect to price and hours…..They are also pretty accurate with respect to condition. I think the place is in rough shape. I don’t think the cattish pond even exists anymore.

The levees are well maintained and appear to be regularly mowed. So its pretty easy to walk around. Fair warning though this place is quite large and there is no driving on the levees so be prepared to walk. As it stands this is not a place I would bring young kids to teach them the joys of fishing….There are much better pay ponds for that.

Let me caveat the rest of my post with a couple of things. 1) I’m a mediocre fisherman at best. I marvel at most of the fishing stories on here. 2) Most of my experience is with rivers or lakes. I’ve not really fished a lot of ponds like this one.

Anyway….The ponds appear to be extremely low to me. I have no idea what the water level was in 09 but I can’t help but think it is a mere fraction of that now. There are some old docks that are on dry ground. And the water is many feet below the overflow drains. The ponds are almost completely overgrown with lily pads and grass. I mainly focused on the back two (far north) ponds. I felt like I was very limited where I could fish because of the over growth. The back east corners of each pond were the only spots I could cast into. But keep in mind a trained fisherman might have no trouble with lily pads…Me personally I need somewhat clean water to cast into.

I started off fishing for Brim/Crappie. I tried crickets, wrigglers, and beetle spins. I worked from the edge of the lily pads back to the bank. I got no bites or anything….I switched to bass fishing and tried a variety of frogs, crayfish and some crank baits. Again I got nothing.

I know without a doubt there are some MONSTER BASS in the big lake. I saw at least two huge bass come up and do a belly flop. I really don’t know if I believe there are any brim left.

I’m not giving up after one bad day. There is a lot more area to cover and I live like 10 minutes away. I spend 5 dollars in gas to get to most of my fishing spots so I figure it is worth a few more tries.

I did see the owner out and about. But I was to far away to get to him in time to chat. My guess is that the sorry state of the ponds has more to do with lack of rain than anything. I’m all about offering some help to the owner but I’m not sure what we could even do.

One last thing. I’m from up north where water moccasins aren’t a big concern. Do moccasins get out on lily pads and sun? I’m thinking about putting my kayak in here but you would have to paddle through at least a hundred yards of lillys…..I don’t really want to deal with snakes.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:40 PM
Kunsan Kunsan is offline
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I was told today that these ponds were in bad condition last year because the owner had died. But this year his family started to take care of them again and it looks a lot better. I haven't been a le to stop by and see this with my own eyes though. Hope to stop by next Monday to verify this.
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:01 AM
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I just went by Pikes ponds today. Place is still very rough. The back left pond looks to be in the best shape considering it is full of lilly pads, the front middle pond looks like a swamp, I could not see the back right pond from the road, but the cleanest looking pond to me was the front right pond. No sign of life anywhere on the property and the gate was locked. Signs are still up though. . .not sure why gate was locked unless the owner locks up if no one is there to keep a check on things. Would love to take my kids over there to do some bream fishing, but except for that 1 pond, it looks a little too snakeish to be toting a 3 & 6 y/o in there. . .
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:49 PM
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Talked to Mr. Pike last week. He said the ponds are closed for now, until he can get insurance and re stock the ponds. He said he expects to be open by the end of May. His number is 478-923-0110, he said to call before going to the ponds to be sure he's open. He also said he had to clean and mow around the ponds.
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Old 06-03-2017, 04:05 PM
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I'll start by saying I found this forum while searching the internet for ponds in Middle Georgia. I have lived in Warner Robins since the mid 60's and never heard of Pike's Ponds. I have a college age son and he wants to do some fishing. I haven't fished for many years, last week we cleaned up a couple of poles and put on some fresh line.

We spent this morning fishing at Walker's Pond in the heart of WR, near the old mall. Afterwards we drove over to Pike's Ponds. Most of the ponds are overgrown with lily pads. the small pond nearest the gate looked fishable.

Here's a few pics (I hope this part works).



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Old 06-03-2017, 04:09 PM
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I'm having some trouble posting the pics. Here's a link if I may.

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...hkci0xclFZVkVB
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