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Need advice - for dfw area- newbie fisherman #12558993
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Happy new year folks. I am a novice bass angler and recently moved to dfw area with my family. I have access to a nice 2 acre pond at a country club and they allow fishing, and there are purportedly big bass. I have a couple of basic rigs and a bit of tackle such as spoons worms and crank baits. I wants to take my 10 year old daughter and want to maximize the odds of catching fish. What’s the best time of year to go and beat bait? No idea of depth or structure- this will be bank fishing, obviously.

Advice much appreciated!

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Re: Need advice - for dfw area- newbie fisherman [Re: Dw102800] #12559003
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For kids, spring time and live bait


We didn't catch 60+,might have boatd in the 30
should,we didn't have fun expept alot more thie time of yearhope you get ready you'll be calling mr or E-MILK to a foods donatiom,,,Arter drin some red bullmdnd Vodlea
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An easy bait to throw for a kid learning to fish would be a wacky rig senko. You can buy a bag of senkos (green pumpkin) and get a short shank hook of some sort and hook it through the middle of the senko (maybe pull the hook back into the seiko slightly to make it weedless) and have her cast it out and have fun. It will be easy to detect a strike (bc) the fish will straighten the line out when it strikes. I would start fishing it in late Feb when the water temps get back in the 50s. Good luck!

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I second the suggestion for love bait for the 10 year old.

Re: Need advice - for dfw area- newbie fisherman [Re: Dw102800] #12559144
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For the kiddo, start them out with live nightcrawlers. Academy has them if you have one near. For you, throw a lizard in the spring on a Texas rig. Have a spinner bait as well. Should catch something.


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Live bait, but don’t use goldfish. If a couple were to survive and thrive in that lake, they could turn into huge grass eating machines.


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Re: Need advice - for dfw area- newbie fisherman [Re: Pico Pearch] #12559372
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Originally Posted By: Pico Pearch
An easy bait to throw for a kid learning to fish would be a wacky rig senko. You can buy a bag of senkos (green pumpkin) and get a short shank hook of some sort and hook it through the middle of the senko (maybe pull the hook back into the seiko slightly to make it weedless) and have her cast it out and have fun. It will be easy to detect a strike (bc) the fish will straighten the line out when it strikes. I would start fishing it in late Feb when the water temps get back in the 50s. Good luck!


This^^^ plus it's a golf pond and it should be pretty easy to catch some bass.

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welcome Live bait with a floater for your kids and a top water popper and spinner bait for you should work good in the pond. Good luck.




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Weightless fluke watermelon seed

Re: Need advice - for dfw area- newbie fisherman [Re: Dw102800] #12560797
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Wait till March, its gonna be rough mate!

But what all the other guys said is good advice. Welcome and good luck!


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Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.
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Originally Posted By: Dw102800
Happy new year folks. I am a novice bass angler and recently moved to dfw area with my family. I have access to a nice 2 acre pond at a country club and they allow fishing, and there are purportedly big bass. I have a couple of basic rigs and a bit of tackle such as spoons worms and crank baits. I wants to take my 10 year old daughter and want to maximize the odds of catching fish. What’s the best time of year to go and beat bait? No idea of depth or structure- this will be bank fishing, obviously.

Advice much appreciated!


Hard to beat a live minnow under a bobber. Kids love to watch the bobber dance around and go under. I would probably wait until the ice thaws around the bank before I took her tho.

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NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
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There's probably a million sunfish/bream in there. I start her with a red worm, and a small hook with a bobber.
You wont have time to fish,..

Re: Need advice - for dfw area- newbie fisherman [Re: Dw102800] #12561528
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I agree with the weightless senko and especially the weightless watermelon fluke.

here's another option - my daughters loved to fish with a frog about that age. easy to cast, no treble hooks hanging to catch something (somebody), and with my daughters' slow reaction time, a bass has plenty of time to 'eat it', so hooksets are pretty high percentage.

wait till we get several days of warm weather in February. good luck!!

oh, and if you need some help, let me know and well see if there are a bunch of big bass in there; be happy to help.


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