Big bass in small pond

Discussion in 'Bass Fishing' started by ohio catfisherman, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. ohio catfisherman

    ohio catfisherman New Member

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    i fish a pond that is maybe an acre its only been there for 7 years and was stocked with small bass i have caught a number of 4 pounders and the biggest i caught was 6-7 the only way that seems to work is a live bluegill on a bobber what else do you think would catch them and how did they get that big its amazing
     
  2. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    wait till warmer weather,water temp around 75, and then use some topwaters such as buzz bait or some scum frogs.
     

  3. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I would suggest that a 3/8 oz Jig and pork frog would work now.Blk/. Blue color. A plastic worm on a 1/8 oz sinker Green Pumkin or black color. Then when the water starts to warm to 60degrees I would use a Manns minus-1 in the color of firetiger. All of this can be purchased at Walmart or local sporting stores. This should get you started. :lol:
     
  4. flathead_ky

    flathead_ky New Member

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    I fished a pond about like the one you fish, and there was some big bass in there. I caught several on a Booyah Spinnerbait (Chartreuse with gold blade), but the bigger ones would hit a slug Go or soft jerkbait (white). If there is alot of stickups and lilly pads there go with a topwater like a frog or popper.
     
  5. Stoo

    Stoo New Member

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    It's hard to beat live bait in a pond. The bluegill sounds good to me. You can also use the largest bass minnows you can get. You don't have to have big water to get big fish.my Biggest bass and biggest crappie came from ponds. As long as there is a good food supply( minnows,frogs,bream,baby bass,crawfish) Then the bass will grow. They don't have to travel far, they just lay next to a log and wait for the food chain to pass by.
     
  6. bobsmitter03

    bobsmitter03 New Member

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    I did that on a hot summer day when the bite was slow and had a 6 1/2 pounder blow up on it.
     
  7. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    I've fished tons of small ponds in Oklahoma and most anything that works on bass will work on them I like plastic worms in junebug color with 1/8 to 1/4 oz weights and the small crappie spinnerbaits in 1/8 oz in chartruse or white have been very effective
     
  8. jlcclh

    jlcclh New Member

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    In the summer months, I have great luck using a Heddon Baby Torpedo early in the am. or late in the evening. Try using different retrieval methods to see what the fish want on that certain day! Good luck! :big_smile:
     
  9. dogcat

    dogcat New Member

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    Bluegill and be happy if a cat gets it first. :big_smile:
     
  10. Hillbilly Joe

    Hillbilly Joe New Member

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    I fish a small pond also and depending on time of day I've had luck with spinners and topwaters.
     
  11. LiveWire

    LiveWire New Member

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    My best luck in ponds would have to smaller baits that resemble the natural food source of the pond. 4" plastic worms, lizards, and small jigs with crawfish trailers have always worked well for me. Rooster tails are good baits too. I must say my favorite topwater lure would have to be a yellow jitterbug (for ponds), but I rarely see bass hitting topwater in ponds except for the early AM hours. Good Luck!
     
  12. JMarrs328

    JMarrs328 New Member

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    Use those bluegills, stick w/ what's working.
     
  13. LiveWire

    LiveWire New Member

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    This is true, but it's always fun to fool those guys with somethin' that isnt even real! lol Makes more of a challenge. hehe :tounge_out:
     
  14. Joe Car

    Joe Car New Member

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    small ponds the bass can't resist berkley power worms, blue flake color, texas rig with a mustad hook
    fish it slow

    joe car
     
  15. Jnorman

    Jnorman New Member

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    I have to say my lure of choice in a small pond is a 6" worm. I fish pond that is not much more than an acre and I have pulled the biggest ones out on a worm (biggest being close to 8#). I also enjoy using a buzz bait, there's nothing like feeling and seeing a big bass destroy a top water.
     
  16. Katdaddy29

    Katdaddy29 New Member

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    I have actually had my best luck on a texas rigged worm or other soft bait
     
  17. mangus

    mangus New Member

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    try spinnerbaits. fish them at a speed to where the blade makes a ripple at the top of the water during your whole retrieve.
     
  18. floundahman

    floundahman New Member

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    My best luck in small ponds has been on spinnerbaits and plastic worms during daylight hours, but I've caught some hawgs at sundown and after dark on buzz baits. Live bluegills work well too.
     
  19. TX Fisherman

    TX Fisherman New Member

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    i got the same thing, the 2 bass in my pro were both caught on a three acre lake, sometimes people put bass they catch from other places into local places, and for a good bait none of the fish in the pond i fish will hit a lure, the only thing weve caught them on lately is live bluegill, that one on the left in my profile probly 6-8 pounds was caught on one of the smallest bluegill ive ever used as bait!.... good luck!
     
  20. SCFishinGuy

    SCFishinGuy New Member

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    Big fish can grow in small ponds. I have caught a 5lber out of this one pond that is about 200ft long by 125ft wide (give or take a little).


    My advice is:
    If there are 6-7 lb bass in this pond, and you want to weed out the small ones, use a Culprit worm T-rigged on a 2/0 or 3/0 hook. This doesn't always work, however, because I have caught many 10-12" bass on a 10" Culprit.

    Another pond killer is a Senko-type bait. (Also known as a stick bait) T-rig or Wacky rig these, fish them weightless, and go slow. Another killer is a 6" Zoom Finesse Worm in a brown color. T-rig it, throw it weightless, and hang on!

    If you want more tips, feel free to ask.

    RD