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Question by littlekid15. Uploaded on April 05, 2012
spoons, worms(weighted and unweighted), topwaters, crankbaits
come to think of it I've caught bass out of a pond on about any lure...
Try picking up a few Triple Trout Swim baits. They are pretty killer for large mouth.
Plastic worms are another cheap and dependable bait.
A Snagless Sally with a pork-frog trailer has always worked for me.
Shadrap for me in small ponds, especially north of the Mason Dixon line. Worms next and in the South.
Top water action can be explosive on small ponds where food sources are more scarce. I've had great luck using frogs. If the pond has lilies try to cast the frog so that it lands on top of one. Then jump it back to yourself. I've had bass jump to get them while the frog is in mid flight.
I'm partial to curly tail worms, Texas rigged,with and without weights. Colors depend on water turbidity. Topwater baits are the most fun---try a Zara Spook or Dalton Special. Good fishing.
I seen two guys who fished my pond using rubber frogs. They were catching large mouth 18 inchs from the bank through a solid mat of moss! I'm an old guy and use to using floating rapalas, Mepps spinners and latter in years learned to use a rubber worm, But now i got one of them frogs (hell ya).
jigs as much as you can the average bass fisherman under estimates the jig replicate as close to you can to a real craw fish ocated in your water i use pb&j or faircloth craw jig use a fat baby craw from gary yamamoto black with red flake or watermelon something close to green with red flake i use that all year around never fails thats where the big ones hide alot and you and learn differant techniques in casting flipping skipping which is my favorite with a strike king rage tail frog any color with a #2 or #3 ewg vgc hook big hooks rig it texas weedless style and skip, skip under logs over hangs or my favorite docks! try it out. thats just a taste of what i use.
Curly tailed rubber minnows on jig heads work great for ponds in my neck of the woods. My next favorite is frog/mice imitations.
zoom lizards there the best
spinner bait, dont over think it.
its spring so it depends on where you live if you live up north like i do (mass) than fish slow and steady jig fish buddy if ur using spinnerbaits you aint going to catch much you got to remember that thier in pre-spawn mode well in the north down south yes go for it spinners, crankbait, soft plastics, i recommend frogs strike kings rage frogs you can skip them real good too at that rig them texas weedless style, zoom lizards do work good but would you rather use a frog that doesn't get hit on everything or a lizard that gets hits on even little tiny sunfish that can't eat it, do some research buddy it depends on what you feel works best for you, even try the rebel cricket
I prefer surface lures for ponds because of the weeds and other vegetation in shallow water. I like the idea of artificial frogs on lillypads.
Touch down or Kelly's bass stopper if you can find them.
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