Bass Fishing In A Small Pond

by Bailley Tackett
(Ruther Glen, VA, USA)

Q: When bass fishing in a small pond with all the trees and brush, what would be best lures or bait to throw during spawning?

A: Hey Bailley. First of all bass fishing in a pond can be a great time if you know that there are bass in that pond. There is less water to cover and the potential for catching a bunch of fish.

As for lure selection, if you are dealing spawning bass with a lot of brush and tress around I would say Texas or Carolina rigged soft plastics would be the way to go. We all know that bass can go crazy over Senkos, Yum Dingers and the such so its great place to start. Setting them up on a Texas or Carolina rig will allow you to rig the soft plastics weedless to get you in, around and through all the brush and trees.

Hope this helps. Let us know how it goes for you. Good Luck!

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Sep 03, 2013
Give this a try!
by: Gregg I.

Hello Bailey,

I also fish small ponds here in Mass., and I'd be pleased to offer some suggestions which have worked well for me. Taking into account the 600 odd miles between VA & MA, I have enjoyed success during the summer months downsizing my gear (8 lb test) and tossing wacky-rigged worms under overhangs. Look for downed and overhanging trees with "secondary" structure nearby (large rocks, weedlines, docks, etc. Watch for line movement on the fall. Also, in the spring, I have success throwing small (1/8 to 1/4 oz) spinnerbaits around standing and downed timber. Try waking the bait upon retrieve, rippling the surface. Hope this helps and tight lines!

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