Sometimes, Google Maps doesn't work when you are trying to find a small body of water to fish. Often, the ponds are covered by trees, and can't be seen. Or, the Maps are outdated and ponds have since dried up. Other times, there are so many weeds in the pond that they look like lawns. I know ponds are very common, but how to I find them?
The answer is to hike. Small 1 acre ponds are quite common, and are often in the most unexpected of the places. I often find them next to highways, next to abandoned factories, and behind auto dealerships. Look for large parking lots and other places with a lot of concrete. If there's concrete, there needs to be a drainage. Often, the retention pond is right next to the auto dealer ship. Very large lawns, such a golf courses, also have retention ponds to drain the rainwater. Any pond with 1 acre could have fish.
Above: This pond was barely visible on maps. It's less than .5 acres. But it has some nice carp.
Hi. I am Ian, an extremely avid bass fisherman living in Howard County, MD. I like to bank fish and fish at local ponds and small creeks. I will explore budget friendly options for people to use in this blog. I hope I can teach you something.