Creek Pond is a small pool of water that is fed
by Larkin Creek, hence the name. This pond has
been around for as many years as I know. It is
across from where I went to junior high school
a few years ago (actual number may vary depending
upon who you ask).
Recently my wife and I started off for a little
fishing one night and decided to try this pond.
We had seen it but never had the chance to fish
it. When we pulled up we questioned wether or
not we had the legal right to fish it. Without
wanting to cause any trouble we decided that I
would ask the owner of the house closest to the
pond. This is completely against what I normally
would do. I'm usually too chicken to do something
like that. I guess what my grandpa did years ago
has finally come to be of worth to me. He use
to stop by farm houses and ask if he could fish
the "cricks" that ran through their
property. We fished at least one of those that
I remember. Well, with this in mind I made my
way to the door of the house. After I rang the
door bell a lady answered and I asked if the water
was private. She seemed confused by the question
but then her husband asked if we wanted to fish
it. I told him that fishing was our intent. The
woman than asked "you aren't going to hurt
the ducks are you?" I assured her that hurting
anything more than a few fishes lips was more
than we had in mind. We then were told that we
could fish the water and that it wasn't private
at all and that kids fish there all the time.
The woman did say "I don't think there are
any fish in there." I then told her to keep
an eye on us because we were hoping to prove her
drove another 10 yards and parked the car. Crystal,
McKee and I got out and got the rods. We started
to fish. The water was pretty clear for about
10 feet out and then it lost clearity as it deepened.
We didn't see many fish at the start but after
a few casts we knew that the fish were in there.
We were casting to bluegills and redears that
were ready to investigate the fly but not to willing
to strike. Even with there lack of desire I was
able to catch a bluegill within a few minutes.
The husband came out and said "that was quick."
What can I say? I'm good ! ! !
For the next hour or so we fished and were able
to pull in a few each. None of them were huge
but it's always good to fish a new place and have
Author - MIKE
Date - 4/25/02