Nestled just outside Savannah, Georgia lays a conservation area named after a former Chatham County Engineer Al Bungard. It is part of the Ogeechee River Basin and adjacent to Kings Ferry Recreation Area.
This is one of many freshwater ponds that Chatham County Parks and Recreation operates throughout the Savannah, Georgia Area.
As can be seen, when you head south on US Hwy 17 from Savannah, Georgia you will turn right onto Basin Road.
Once you come to end you will immediately turn left and head in the swaying Georgia Pines.
Once laying eyes this place, immediately knew this was a bass fishing hole.
I slid my kayak out my truck got all my gear in it and off to the water I went.
As I was paddling around the pond, I noticed in the rear of the pond standing Cypress Trees.
Fishing most of my life on the Ogeechee River, I knew bass loved hiding in Cypress Trees.
Fishing the Wacky Rig
As I prepared my wacky rig setup, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMaAvfBOyEU to see if I could catch one of those ambush predators, called a Largemouth Bass.
Instantly, when the wacky rig hit the water and without delay, setting the hook and it was fish on.
I continued to fish the Cypress Trees for the next two hours with no more bites.
As a result, my efforts where immediately concentrated on the bank along the west side of the pond since the fish di not bite anymore.
This would be the biggest fish of the day measuring in at 16.00 inches.
After I released that fish back into the pond as we do in kayak fishing (Catch Photo Release) I paddled to the east end of the pond.
Where I caught a smaller bass on the crawfish colored crank bait.
Read about another bass fishing area here.
All of a sudden the day was coming to a end, after paddling back across the pond we decided to loaded up and quickly realized that the next trip would be during the spawn.
In closing, I would like to say that Al Bungard Conservation Area is a neat little place to fish.
I will be going back in the future.
Meanwhile, Chatham County Parks and Recreation (http://parks.chathamcounty.org/Parks) obviously as a lot to offer and in the meantime, we will continue to find places to fish.