Great things to happen at Laughter Pond! Fishing report

Published 2:46 pm Friday, June 11, 2010

Last week I went to address some problems at Laughter Pond, I spoke with Mike Edwards, Polk County Maintenance Supervisor, and he informed me that Duke Power was installing two light poles at the pond. No lights at the pond have been a problem since Woodland Mills closed, but one night last month I pulled in at the pond and witnessed what I think was a drug deal going down due to the lack of lighting. In addition, I asked if we could have some benches installed on the road side of the pond. Knowing that the County budget is tight, I asked if people could donate money to have a bench named in honor or memory of someone. &bsp;

I will be buying one in memory of my son in-law and fishing buddy, Brandon Horne. Many of you must have a fishing partner, parent or a grandparent that took you fishing that you can name one after.&bsp; Im getting prices on benches and will be getting back with you in weeks to come.

Also, those bushes are taking over the banks; Mike said that the Wildlife planted them for the bass. Im speaking with them about removing some so people can fish around the pond.

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This pond is creating many great memories. Check out a couple pictures that I took last Friday night.

Thank you, County Commissioners for the lights!

Fishing Report

This week trout fishing has jumped to number one. The delayed harvest section of Green River opened this weekend with spectacular results for many fishermen. Michael Burris landed a nice 25 brown trout on a white Betts curly tail jig.&bsp; Many fishermen reported catching their limit this weekend on night crawlers, others claimed the trout magnet system was the key. Bass fishing was holding its own this week, with nice catches on large minnows. Crank baits have also been working well. Late in the day and early morning top water baits are still the best choice. Crappie are still being caught in large numbers but are a little harder to find. Search out the treetops and you can still catch a limit. Cat fishing has also improved for night fishermen with several reports of 6 to 10 lb fish being caught on jugs. Now is the time to take the kids fishing and make the memories they will never forget. Thanks&bsp; to Ken Haynes of Silver Creek Campground. Check out the photo of the Brown trout that Michael Burris landed.