Sand Dunes Ponds Near The North Spit Boat Ramp.

I’ve spent the last few weeks checking out some pretty “fishy-looking” ponds along side the paved road leading to the North Spit Boat Ramp. Most of the ponds are on the right side of the road and my interest peaked when I saw and then actually caught largemouth bass and bluegills from the smallest and most shallow of the ponds.

However, at 68 years of age, my stamina imposes a reality check on my exploring options. I envy people like members of the facebook bass club, Coos County Bass Masters – who are finding new fishing spots now, much like I did years ago when I sought out new fishing spots with determined enthusiasm.

Here are some of the spots I am most curious about.

This sign marks the parking lot adjacent to the pond where I have observed and caught bass and bluegills.

This sign marks the parking lot adjacent to the pond where I have observed and caught bass and bluegills.

The visible fish in this pond are near the start of the walkway.

The visible fish in this pond are near the start of the walkway.

But the best fish habitat in this small pond requires a little work.

But the best fish habitat in this small pond requires a little work.

First pond on the right about a mile past the Horsfall Beach Road.

First pond on the right about a mile past the Horsfall Beach Road.

First pond on the left just before Jordan Cove Road. (There's also a small "fishy-looking pond on the right side of the road.

First pond on the left just before Jordan Cove Road. (There’s also a small “fishy-looking pond on the right side of the road.

The last pond on the right side of the road before the North Coast Overlook. This pond is quickly losing water and depth and may not be suitable for fish.

The last pond on the right side of the road before the North Coast Overlook. This pond is quickly losing water and depth and may not be suitable for fish.

This pond on the left side of the road - opposite a pond on the right side of the road seems to extend towards Jordan Lake.

This pond on the left side of the road – opposite a pond on the right side of the road seems to extend towards Jordan Lake.

Near the North Spit Boat Ramp, the settling ponds for the paper mill, once extremely polluted, now appear capable of supporting fish.

Near the North Spit Boat Ramp, the settling ponds for the paper mill, once extremely polluted, now appear capable of supporting fish.

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.
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