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GSW_UNITED
08-06-2008, 10:55 PM
Hi...

did anyone fishing in don castro reservoir and what kind of fish in there???

Located in Hayward hill (woodroe st)....

Ugbomb
08-07-2008, 07:50 PM
Dont bother the place isnt what it used to be.

MB_Kevin
08-07-2008, 09:05 PM
I've stopped by there a few times and fished it once. I seen a big carp swimming the shore. I didn't have any luck and have not seen anyone catch anything. If you go post about how it was!

Ugbomb
08-08-2008, 07:08 PM
I went there the other day and it was an absolute dump. The first time in a decade. The whole thing filled up with dirt and went shallow. Big algea bloom too. Pathetic. >:(

MB_Kevin
08-08-2008, 08:00 PM
How deep do you think it gets. It all seemed to be around 2-3 feet deep in all areas I could see and that was a month or more ago.

Ugbomb
08-09-2008, 02:26 PM
It used to be way deeper about ten years ago. Before that they even used to plant trout in there. I think it has been abandoned. All the silt and decaying matter filled up the pond caused it to heat up and lower oxygen count and killed it. I remember back in the day there were bluegill, bass, pumpkinseeds, cats (including the only albino cat ive seen). Its sad. Full of nothing but alge and mosquitofish. :(

CountryBoy
08-10-2008, 04:37 PM
you'd be surpised at the fish that come out of there...its actually not all that bad of a place. Ive fished it a few times for cats and have had good success on mackeral. I caught a 12 pound trout there last year. dont let the way it looks fool you. drop a line in sometime

Ugbomb
08-10-2008, 08:02 PM
Cant handle the garbage. >:(

CountryBoy
08-10-2008, 10:17 PM
How deep do you think it gets. *It all seemed to be around 2-3 feet deep in all areas I could see and that was a month or more ago.

i would say about 8-9 feet at the deepest. Ive heard that it is 20 feet deep but I dont believe it

Ugbomb
08-11-2008, 05:58 PM
At one time maybe. :(

MB_Kevin
08-11-2008, 07:11 PM
I only fished the one side. I seen some guys on the other side. It seemed shallow where I was but might be deeper over there. If I get a chance any time soon I will go fish it at lunch to see if I can do any good.

Ugbomb
08-11-2008, 07:29 PM
All I have to say is it has changed alot. Too much for me. :(

CountryBoy
08-11-2008, 08:40 PM
if you do go MB try the dock, thats where I catch all my fish. Ive never caught anyhitng anywher else. I either aim towards the buey and do pretty well...

MB_Kevin
08-11-2008, 10:03 PM
if you do go MB try the dock, thats where I catch all my fish. Ive never caught anyhitng anywher else. I either aim towards the buey and do pretty well...

Cool Thanks. ;)

joshc40
08-12-2008, 04:32 PM
From what i heard from my uncle, this lake is not what it used to be. But, he has caught some good cats from there. One time, he caught a five pound, seven pound and twelve pound cat all in an hour :o. All on liver, weightless. This lake also holds some pretty big trout from what i hear.

Ugbomb
08-12-2008, 06:18 PM
No trout now. A older gentelman walked up to us and talked our ears off about about the pond back in its hayday. He said about 5 years back they tried to plant it with bows and they all died and washed up on shore within a day. He told me he has been going there for 20 years and that It used to be deep. 20-25 feet deep back in the day. Oh well.

fishing_man
08-12-2008, 07:31 PM
they still do plant it in the winter time with trout

Ugbomb
08-12-2008, 08:09 PM
What months do they usually do that?

MB_Kevin
08-12-2008, 08:36 PM
It might look better in the spring then it does now. When I was there a few months ago it didn't have alot of algae.
Im definitely not saying I would drive the hour over there to fish it or anything but if Im in the area with a hour or so I might play around there. If I lived right next to it I might give it a try once in a while.

fishing_man
08-12-2008, 09:27 PM
the same months that they do all the other ebrpd lakes. i dont know exactly when they start and end but the colder months im guessing

CountryBoy
08-13-2008, 07:01 PM
it holds some huge trout! not what you would you expect to catch there but believe me there in there... ;)

LIVAI
09-17-2008, 11:48 AM
Too bad it's not what it used to be..I guess i'll pass on this spot til i see a report showing some stuff caught now.

Ugbomb
09-17-2008, 06:59 PM
We need to petition some local officials to clean this place up. I also think they need to dredge. I don't know how long they had let this nice pond decompose. I remember when it was decent. Nothing but decomposing plant matter now. >:(