Hey everybody, first post here so go easy on me!
Was in Destin with my family a couple weeks ago and went fishing off the jetty there with my dad and brother and caught a good amount of fish, which has triggered an itch to fish which has not gone away. And I'm very OK with that.
Have caught many a bass/sunfish in my lifetime but that has been mainly at my grandparent's house in Florida and they live on a large pond stocked full of fish, so I've never really tested myself. Also been out to Lake Fork a couple times on guided trips, so again, not much on my own.
Stumbled upon this forum when googling places to fish in the area. Thank you to whoever created that Google bank fishing map! Went over to Richland College last night and caught a small largemouth, probably wasn't more than a pound. But it's just made the itch to fish that more incurable! Only fished the north part of the pond mainly, so much growth under the water the farther south I went.
Now I'm not looking for your secret giveaways or anything like that...But if I'm looking to catch bass and bluegill/sunfish (who are such great fighting fish) without pulling up lump of grass after lump of grass, should I look the way of Texas-rigged worms? I was using a crainkbait last night and think a trip to Academy or Bass Pro is in order shortly. I've used mainly crankbaits my whole life and so I'm quite biased, but either I need to find ponds with less growth or wait until temperatures start to drop and the growth starts to die off.
Thanks for any help or input.