Kroger Park

  • Out and About Pond Fishing! #coaffieldteam

    By / May 15, 2018 / Bass, Bluegill

    Tough time fishing lately, even with time off from work… pulled away with other “fam bam” commitments. No worries, been having a great time enjoying good food, strong drinks, live music, and great friends! Day job has impacted things as well, but did hook the fishing partner with a new kayak… got my Heritage Featherlite… [read more]

  • Size 14 Foam Grasshopper… Worked Well! #flyfishing

    Fished Kroger Park and Bethany Lakes (Lower Pond) yesterday. Great way to enjoy Cinco De Mayo… fishing and then chillin’ later while grillin’! This round, decided to downsize the Foam Grasshopper from a Size 12 to a Size 14 since the many missed hook sets the other day. Figured the smaller hook size would increase… [read more]

  • Foam Grasshopper Again This Round!

    By / May 3, 2017 / Fishing

    Front was rolling in and temps were dropping and the wind was howling. Decided to try fishing Kroger Pond since the Significant Other sent Your’s Truly on a grocery errand… which equates to a stop at the pond at Bethany Ridge Park aka “Kroger Pond”! Managed to catch two Bluegill and a nice Bass. Had… [read more]

  • Sidetracked While Running an Errand! #flyfishing

    By / March 9, 2017 / Bluegill

    Out running an errand after work today. Sidetracked with some fishing at Kroger Park (aka Bethany Ridge Park). Caught Bluegill on the 2wt Cabelas CGR Fiberglass Rod and the Echo Ion 2/3 Reel. All went for a variant of the PMC Emerger… the PMC GNE!   Log Book Entry: 3/9/17 Location: Bethany Ridge Park Pond… [read more]

  • More Switch Rod Practice….

    By / August 31, 2016 / Bass, Bluegill, Kroger Park

    More Switch Rod practice this evening at Kroger Park. Got some nice distance cast and caught a Bass and a number of Bluegill. Especially liked the Bluegill lurking mid-pond but well within reach of the Switch Rod! Caught the Bass on a Foam Grasshopper; others were a mix of the Grasshopper and a Near Deere!… [read more]

  • Switch Rod Practice Was Good!

    By / August 30, 2016 / Bass, Bluegill, Kroger Park

    Had fun practicing with the Switch Rod at Kroger Pond this evening. Caught a Bass and number of Bluegill on a Orange as well as an Olive Near Deere. Fun stuff! #switchrod practice was good. A #bass & #bluegill #flyfishing a #neardeere A photo posted by COAF Field Team ( on Aug 30, 2016 at… [read more]

  • Wine Cork Micro Fly Rod Still Works… +1!

    Did some fishing with the Wine Cork Micro Fly Rod while working on getting u/w video action shots of the fish in a couple of ponds. Caught a number of Bluegill/Sunfish with a Tenkara Fly. No action shots of fish taken our bait but did get a lot fish activity plus turtle activity! Still learning… [read more]

  • More Fishing at Kroger Park This Evening

    By / April 7, 2016 / Bass, Bluegill

    Made it back to Kroger Park for another go at the fish. Used various fishing flies and caught Bluegill and Bass. Bent Back Damsel Fly was working well but lost it, switched to a Bent Back Clouser and did would have been nice to have that Damsel Fly… will need to make more and keep… [read more]

  • Testing a Damsel Fly Variant

    By / April 5, 2016 / Fishing

    Headed to Kroger Park again this evening to test a Damsel Fly Variant. This one uses sparkle braid for the tail and foam and grizzly hackle for the body. Went with a size 12 instead of a size 10 and got better hookup rates compared to yesterday’s size 10 we used. Caught several nice looking… [read more]

  • Kroger Park to Test the new Fly Rod!

    By / April 4, 2016 / Bass, Bluegill, Kroger Park

    Ordered a 5 weight fly rod as a back up to the one that we repaired the other day. Repair worked but just in case wanted to have a back up 5 weight. Had an old Eagle Claw Fly Rod in a 5 weight; could not find it for sale anymore. Saw the Eagle Claw… [read more]

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