pond baits

Discussion in 'Pond Fishing' started by catoon, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. catoon

    catoon Board Clown!

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    what are the best baits for ponds or small lakes ?
     
  2. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    I would try some of that bait you got from Magic Bait Co. Also chicken livers or shrimp would be good.
     

  3. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    Yep, you got bunch of that bait toon. That would do it:wink:
     
  4. Zing

    Zing Member

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    Catch some bluegill or bream and use cut bait from that.
     
  5. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    I use stank shrimp from the butcher shop.
     
  6. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    100% of the time I fish Ponds @ lakes.and catch 100's of channels each year. I have found that my go to baits for Channels : in order are.

    Bluegill,........cut into 1/4-3/8" x 1 1/2"- with skin.
    Bluegill Guts.

    Salmon,.......cut into 1/4-3/8" x 1 1/2"- filleted off skin leaving fatty tissue.cut lenght-wise. sometimes tipped with 1/2 nightcrawler..

    Feshwater Prawns, cut into 3/4" peices after they are split.

    Chicken,......cut into 1/4-3/8" x 1 1/2"- Plain breast or mixed with strawberry koolaid, soaked in anise oil, soaked in colonge/perfume. sometimes tipped with 1/2 nightcrawler.

    Shrimp, ..cut into 3/4" peices. plain, soaked in cherry koolaid. sometimes tipped with 1/2 nightcrawler.

    Caltalpa Worms.

    Green worms.


    If you cannot catch a fish with these, There is no cats in the pond:smile2::smile2:


    Good Luck and tight lines to you Bro.
     
  7. RiverBuggy4x4

    RiverBuggy4x4 New Member

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    very good info flamekeeper
     
  8. mavmannate

    mavmannate New Member

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    Really I would use cutup gillz. And worms. Or use corn to catch carp and use it for bait
     
  9. festus

    festus New Member

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    Zing has the answer. Trust me. Especially on ponds that are fished heavily during the daytime for bass and bluegill.
     
  10. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    Chicken livers, cut bream heads, and skipjack.:wink:
     
  11. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    Live gills, float some live gills.
     
  12. Eich

    Eich New Member

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    My idea would be to go with whatever bait is in the pond naturally. If there is a good bluegill population, then by all means utilize them as live bait or cut bait. Nighttime or overcast days when crowds are not present seem to be the best times to do your pond fishing for any species.:wink:

    Ray
     
  13. b.ries

    b.ries New Member

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    night crawlers and blue gill work best for me at the local pay lake and farm ponds.
     
  14. 7mmmag1

    7mmmag1 New Member

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    I seem to have the best luck with shrimp, Wild Cat Shad or punch bait
     
  15. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Walk around the pond/lake.If you see small frogs {if Legal} use them.Grasshoppers or what ever is natural in that area should do the trick.
     
  16. Duckpoor

    Duckpoor New Member

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    Round these parts we have lots of small Stock pond that were built many years ago to maintain the cattle everyone kept.
    These seem to get little or no presure and are full of smallish gills and Bullheads.
    I like to catch a few little yellow bellies and tail hook them with a smallish treble.
    Fished below a float in the deeper end of the pond just off the bottom can be very productive on those larger old forgoten fish that Own the water so to speak.

    Particularly good at night.
    They stay active for hours but do require some tending as they seem to want to hunt the more shallow water and laydowns.
    Crawlers are my second choice with just a split shot and
    a long shanked bait keeper type J hook.

    Good luck and get after them.

    ron
     
  17. PaCatfishHunter

    PaCatfishHunter New Member

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    A pond that I fish a few times a year has a strong bluegill population so I use bluegill (Cutbait) and do pretty good.
     
  18. rustystinkbaitrules

    rustystinkbaitrules New Member

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    For catfish i would use chicken liver. for bluegill or bream i would use worms and for bass soft plastics
     
  19. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    depends on what kind of fish are in the pond...i fish some old paylakes that have been shut down and they have some monster flats in them, so fishing a 8-10 blue gill is still appropriate....so just like big water, you need to figure out what your after then you can choose the bait... just remember CPR in a small pond is even more important than in a lake or river...if you keep all the breeders, you soon wont have any little fish, you can literaly fish a pond out quickly, so i suggest if you are going to eat the fish you catch keep the small 1-5 pounders and let the big ones go to breed and keep a good place to catch eaters good...
     
  20. playin4funami

    playin4funami New Member

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    I like to use gills at my favorite pond,during the day theirs always kids catching little gills that get thrown back dead by the kids,after dark the channels come out and hunt those dead gills down. so fish close to shore on the windblown side and the channels should be there. this holds true on about all the ponds around here.