No matter where I find myself fishing; the familiar “tut-ta-whee-eet” of the Red Wing Black Bird announces another day on a lake or pond. This is no ordinary pond though. Lake Cameron is nearly 200 acres of great fishing and part of the amenities of residence in the community of, “The Waters”.
Managed by Southeastern Pond Management; the lake is known for its huge Bass, Bluegill and even Crappie. I found that the lake was more than a “hole in the ground” with thoughtful drop-offs, flooded timber and underwater ditches. In one spot; our Hummingbird depthsounder revealed what looked like a spring hole to me.
My hosts today were Frank Bertarelli and his sons, Payton and Landon. These young men are serious Bass anglers. Payton fishes from his Ranger while Landon fishes from the Triton boat he and his partner won, last year. It’s great to see these young men so interested in fishing and sharing the sport with their friends and classmates.
My mission was to fish a little, shoot photos and watch our young pro-staffers in action. They both boated a dozen three to five pound class Bass. I wanted to test their Crappie fishery but some weather blew in early. We quickly made our way home. But I got my photos.
It’s encouraging that a community like The Waters would build a world-class fishing lake as an amenity. No big motors are allowed to run on the lake, no skiers or jet-skis. Lake Cameron is a lake for watching wildlife and great fishing.
I can’t wait for another invite to these waters and to hear my friend, the Red Winged Black Bird.