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#11327316 - 01/06/16 05:00 PM Neighborhood bass pond
outdoorsman916 Offline
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Registered: 08/23/14
Posts: 506
Loc: Stafford Tx
So there is a little pond in my neighborhood stocked with bass and bluegill. It is a catch and realese pond but I've seen pics of 8lbers pulled out of there. I can't figure out how to consistently catch them, and not just get lucky and get a little one every few hours. There is a lot of Lilly pads, reeds(I think it's called), 2 fountains and a bridge. It gets about 20 feet deep in the middle and about 3 or 4 feet around the bank. The water stays "stained" most of the time. What would y'all recommend I should throw? I have thrown yum dingers in a darker green color (I forgot the exact color), jigs, swimbaits, and crankbaits in red eye shad. Where should I try? I would like to get back into bass fishing not not sure what to do.

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#11327334 - 01/06/16 05:06 PM Re: Neighborhood bass pond [Re: outdoorsman916]
rowlettfisherman Offline
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Registered: 01/25/12
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I would throw some weight on a senko and throw them out in the middle now. Or I slow roll a white spinner bait at the pond I fish, and works as well

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#11327339 - 01/06/16 05:09 PM Re: Neighborhood bass pond [Re: outdoorsman916]
outdoorsman916 Offline
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Registered: 08/23/14
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Loc: Stafford Tx
Ok thanks, what color senko would you recommend?


Edited by outdoorsman916 (01/06/16 05:09 PM)

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#11327347 - 01/06/16 05:13 PM Re: Neighborhood bass pond [Re: outdoorsman916]
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Green pumpkin in stained water will treat you well!

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#11327809 - 01/06/16 08:20 PM Re: Neighborhood bass pond [Re: outdoorsman916]
Daniel Mtanous Offline
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Registered: 09/08/15
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Loc: Desoto,Texas
You definitely want to buy an inline spinner. You WILL catch a fish on these things.

There is a small buzz-bait made by Strike King that cost's a few dollars. I've only seen it in chartreuse. It's about as long as an average palm. Slow retrieve it under the top of the water like a spinner-bait.

You can purchase a Rat-L Trap 1/4 OZ that is tiny but is really effective. If anything is feeding it will try to bite this.
This is my new go-to lure when looking for Bass habitats.

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#11327859 - 01/06/16 08:37 PM Re: Neighborhood bass pond [Re: outdoorsman916]
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Registered: 09/24/15
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wacky-rig senko- I bet most of the people that fish there are throwing more traditional lures like spinnerbaits, traps, etc. I'd be looking for something that the average bank fisherman doesn't use.
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#11327873 - 01/06/16 08:43 PM Re: Neighborhood bass pond [Re: outdoorsman916]
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No need for small baits I would toss a 10" blue flek power worm from the bank out deep. 1/2-3/4oz red trap parallel to bank, as well as tossing it out deep and letting it sink them yoyoing it back to the bank. Chatter air chartreuse and white with a 3"Swimbait trail fished around the lilly pad steams and reeds. That chatter bait is money when u get some atable warm weather when the water is cold. Just slow role it using a stop and go retrieve.

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#11327880 - 01/06/16 08:48 PM Re: Neighborhood bass pond [Re: outdoorsman916]
PlanoTom Offline
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Registered: 08/06/12
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I have some great ponds in my neighborhood. They get a lot of fishing pressure so I figured out that I needed to be different to get the big bites. You can be different in terms of bait and time. I have caught a lot of nice fish on a dropshot rig and wacky worm since I figure most people use a TX rig. I also fish at unusual times - 9:00pm or at sunrise.

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#11327924 - 01/06/16 09:11 PM Re: Neighborhood bass pond [Re: outdoorsman916]
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Agree with said earlier , throw big baits .

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#11336271 - 01/10/16 12:26 PM Re: Neighborhood bass pond [Re: outdoorsman916]
outdoorsman916 Offline
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Registered: 08/23/14
Posts: 506
Loc: Stafford Tx
Ok thanks to all of you for the advice, I should hopefully get out there soon and try all of these methods. What size hook would you use with a 10" flake worm?

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#11336322 - 01/10/16 12:46 PM Re: Neighborhood bass pond [Re: outdoorsman916]
361V Offline
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5/0 is my preference with 10"-12" worms. You can absolutely get by with smaller hooks though. I have friends that switch from smaller(7" worms/ creature baits) plastics to a 12" worm and never change from their 3/0 hook. Their "hook up ratio" is fine. While I always go to a 4/0 or 5/0 hook w/ larger worms the fish inhale the whole worm when they bite so "medium" sized hooks work fine.
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#11336564 - 01/10/16 02:44 PM Re: Neighborhood bass pond [Re: outdoorsman916]
outdoorsman916 Offline
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Registered: 08/23/14
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Loc: Stafford Tx
Ok thanks, I was just worried that if the short hit it then they might not get the hook.

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#11336784 - 01/10/16 04:29 PM Re: Neighborhood bass pond [Re: outdoorsman916]
Fishinkev Offline
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Loc: Benbrook,Tx
I would still throw a jerkbait, even in a pond in the winter
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#11336929 - 01/10/16 05:56 PM Re: Neighborhood bass pond [Re: Fishinkev]
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If there's open water, I'd throw a Carolina rig. With the water cold I think a big 10 inch worm dragged slowly might produce for you.

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#11337329 - 01/10/16 08:39 PM Re: Neighborhood bass pond [Re: outdoorsman916]
outdoorsman916 Offline
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Registered: 08/23/14
Posts: 506
Loc: Stafford Tx
What color and size jerk bait would you recommend? What color power worm would you throw?

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