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#11475494 - 03/13/16 09:17 PM What am I doing wrong?
outdoorsman916 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/23/14
Posts: 510
Loc: Stafford Tx
I went fishing at a local pond today. As I was walking the bank I came across about 4 bass in one little area. I threw most everything in my box and they just wouldn't bite. I threw a 10in. power worm in blue flek, a watermelon colored strike king jig, a blue(forgot the color) pitboss wieghtless, and a storm swimbaits. All of these baits I have caught bass on previously. They were right at the bank. One I guess was about 5lbs. What should I throw?

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#11475498 - 03/13/16 09:20 PM Re: What am I doing wrong? [Re: outdoorsman916]
Mulholland Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/28/13
Posts: 1887
Loc: Plano, TX
Weightless trick zoom worm (natural blue color) will usually whack spawning pond bass, or a tx rigged lizard, have to drag and scoot it right o to the bed and hit right spot to [censored] them off though

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#11475509 - 03/13/16 09:24 PM Re: What am I doing wrong? [Re: outdoorsman916]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 3776
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
A live night crawler from walmarts refrigerator near the fishing department. Lol. On a tiny perch hook. Lol. Or a cast net.

That's what the local hillbilly [censored] do at our local pond. I stock it with my days keepers. They catch em and cook em. I'd love to see a game warden check licenses and write tickets there some day. He'd run out of ink.

We're these bass bedding?
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#11475524 - 03/13/16 09:30 PM Re: What am I doing wrong? [Re: outdoorsman916]
Mulholland Offline
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Registered: 10/28/13
Posts: 1887
Loc: Plano, TX
Super positive post. I'd love for the GW to see you stocking the pond of that's a community lake...

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#11475527 - 03/13/16 09:30 PM Re: What am I doing wrong? [Re: Mulholland]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: Mulholland
Super positive post. I'd love for the GW to see you stocking the pond of that's a community lake...
haha. It's not a "community lake". What I am doing is legal. What they are doing isn't. Sorry if it sounds negative. Do you catch bedding bass with cast nets? Did I Stike a nerve, or what? Lol.
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#11475540 - 03/13/16 09:37 PM Re: What am I doing wrong? [Re: outdoorsman916]
Michael.Beaty Offline
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Registered: 03/04/11
Posts: 1118
Loc: south side of Texoma
Weightless fluke junior either watermelon red with a dipped tail or a shad color with a dipped tail stay back away from were you saw them and make long cast to the area twitch twitch 2 second pause twitch twitch....set the hook

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#11475544 - 03/13/16 09:38 PM Re: What am I doing wrong? [Re: outdoorsman916]
SAKS Offline
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Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 783
Just cause you see them don't mean they will eat.

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#11475550 - 03/13/16 09:41 PM Re: What am I doing wrong? [Re: outdoorsman916]
NickHasty Offline
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Registered: 12/11/11
Posts: 1307
Loc: Yankee Land U.S.A
Its' that time of year...fish are coming up, cruising, can be hard to catch particularly the bigger females. wait a bit, they'll be settled into a bed soon.

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#11475555 - 03/13/16 09:43 PM Re: What am I doing wrong? [Re: outdoorsman916]
phototex Offline
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Registered: 02/13/14
Posts: 1274
Loc: Coppell, TX
If you can see them, they can probably see you. Cast from way back from the bank.
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#11475556 - 03/13/16 09:43 PM Re: What am I doing wrong? [Re: outdoorsman916]
collincountytx Offline
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 11687
Loc: Dallas, TX
Originally Posted By: outdoorsman916
I went fishing at a local pond today. As I was walking the bank I came across about 4 bass in one little area. I threw most everything in my box and they just wouldn't bite. I threw a 10in. power worm in blue flek, a watermelon colored strike king jig, a blue(forgot the color) pitboss wieghtless, and a storm swimbaits. All of these baits I have caught bass on previously. They were right at the bank. One I guess was about 5lbs. What should I throw?


Probably not what you were throwing (all those are good options)
They were possibly spooked if they were that shallow (if you saw them, they probably sensed you were there)
Bedding fish can sometimes take a long time to get to bite.

For easily spooked shallow bass I like the following:
Stand very far away from the bank (as a general rule, I don't want any part of my rod able to reach the bank line with my arm fully extended)
Rig a creature bait on a very short hook to weight length drop shot.
Cast the drop shot well past the bass and drag it toward them
When the bait gets in the bass, just soak it, give it a little twitch every now and then.
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#11475567 - 03/13/16 09:48 PM Re: What am I doing wrong? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
Mulholland Offline
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Registered: 10/28/13
Posts: 1887
Loc: Plano, TX
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted By: Mulholland
Super positive post. I'd love for the GW to see you stocking the pond of that's a community lake...
haha. It's not a "community lake". What I am doing is legal. What they are doing isn't. Sorry if it sounds negative. Do you catch bedding bass with cast nets? Did I Stike a nerve, or what? Lol.


No, I don't, and your "answer" doesn't answer him at all... It's just some wild tangent about hillbillies who are apparently your neighbors. Can't say how I see that info helping this guy get bit at his local pond. That's all.

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#11475592 - 03/13/16 09:55 PM Re: What am I doing wrong? [Re: outdoorsman916]
Mayo Offline
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Registered: 08/13/08
Posts: 506
If all else fails... BEER


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#11475639 - 03/13/16 10:19 PM Re: What am I doing wrong? [Re: outdoorsman916]
whitecapping Offline
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Registered: 10/01/03
Posts: 346
If the fish is staying and not spooking try putting a weight on the pit boss, flip it past the fish, when you bring it back toward the bed as it gets near the non-biting &#^%$ jerk the weight into its side and then let the bait settle. Sometimes by doing that a few times they will get mad enough to attack it.


Edited by whitecapping (03/13/16 10:20 PM)
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#11477294 - 03/14/16 05:28 PM Re: What am I doing wrong? [Re: outdoorsman916]
outdoorsman916 Offline
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Registered: 08/23/14
Posts: 510
Loc: Stafford Tx
They were bedding right on the bank on the edge of some grass. They kept going up to the cypress knees. Thanks for the advice. I did stand back a little(15 feet) and cast and have the bait come right next to them.

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#11477506 - 03/14/16 07:30 PM Re: What am I doing wrong? [Re: outdoorsman916]
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 5845
Loc: Boerne, Texas
I used to fish a pond like that, the fish wanted absolutely nothing. Wouldn't touch worms, spinnerbaits, cranks and then one day..... I used a fluke type of lure and they just absolutely crushed it all day. One of the best days I've ever had. If you ever find their lure or color preference, you'll catch them.

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