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Favorite Pond Lure/technique?

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Just curious of your favorite pond lure or technique?? Seems every year mine changes!

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A senko or a ribbon tail worm, or just about any worm works on ponds for me. Also, the pond I've been fishing only has blue gills and bass. Lately been seeing a ton of little gills swimming around and so I tried a 3.5in yum money minnow, in blue gill of course. They were smashing it when it was warmer.

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Most of my fishing is on the larger public waters. However a friend took me to his "secret" pond last week and I had a blast with some old school lures I have not used for years. I started out with a Crazy Crawler and ended up throwing a Lazy Ike. Great fun and a 5lb fish on a Crawler I'd still as addictive as 20 years ago.

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Stanley Ribbits cast parallel to the bank. Work it like a buzz bait. You can find out really quick where the bass are. Can't beat top water.

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white spinner baits and green colored lizards have worked well for me. but my all time top producing pond bait has been a berkley red shad shakey worm t-rigged...

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Chatterbaits.

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It really depends on what cover is there. Spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, shallow/waking cranks, and spooks work well in spring, before the weeds come up. During the spawn jigs, wacky worms, and drop shot plastics get it done. Later in summer, most of the ponds I fish get so choked, only a rat or frog will work.

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Just curious of your favorite pond lure or technique?? Seems every year mine changes!

Pond Magic Spinnerbaits, Crappie Crankbaits and inline spinners.

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Seems like a lot of spinnerbaits! I have never had any luck with them!

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Watermelon/any flake stickbaits and chartreuse spinnerbaits.

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Rapala original floater. F-5 size, in black and silver. If that doesnt catch em, pick a new pond.

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ribbon tale black/red. Or spinner bait

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Spinnerbaits are my top producer in ponds by far. Second are super flukes in smoking Shad color and third is either a weightless Texas rigged Senko or a worm like the 7” rage Thumper our a good old 7” green pumpkin power worm. Buzzbaits occasionally as well.

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zoom super fluke watermelon red...it works day in and day out for me

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Just curious of your favorite pond lure or technique?? Seems every year mine changes!

Really, nothing different than for a lake. I'll use any lure that seems right for the conditions. I don't know, it just seems to me that a 100-yard lily pad bed is the same in a 50-acre pond as a 5000-acre lake.

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Where do i start.... I enjoy fishing smaller ponds and dams were they were man made to run water power wheels over 100 years ago. They all have drop off's, flats and channels plus points. The 3 or 4 places i fish are close together so can gun and run to the next spot if the bite is off. I'm fishing from shore too.

Presentations;

Line speed; Are very important on how you turn the reel handle too. You need to turn it a perfect circle with no interupted speed. It has to be an even speed for the lure to work correctly or the fish will notice its off in someway. A constant line speed is very important.

Reel & pause; Timing is very important. I like the three quick little even jerk or spins of the reel and then a pause. It has to be exactly the same everytime. Most of the time the fish will hit it on the pause. The fish will time the strike so your presentation has to be spot on. 1, 2, 3, pause, repeat 1, 2, 3, pause....ect

Spinnerbaits; I start off with a 1/8oz silver or gold blade spinnerbait, I upsize the single colorado or indiana blade one size larger, (more thump) then i put on a mister twister 4'' split double tail trailer and a trailer hook. Make sure it runs straight and add one shot of YUM shad scent. I will reel it fast enough so its above the sight line were we can see it. Then if nothing happens i will slow it up so its below the sight line, out of our sight but in the fishes sight more. For topwater action hold the rod tip up and reel just fast enough so the blade is out of the water slapping the topwater left and right as you reel it. This exceites the bass too.

Crankbaits; Lets say for example a mann's baby 1 in brown crawdad. I reel it slow on my first casts. I may try going faster next. Then i may do the 1,2,3 rip and pause too. You can also let it flaot and just rattle it, move it and repeat. I like the rapala orginal floater 2" in blue, manns baby 1, bomber fat a, bomber model a, rebel big claw crawfish are some of my favorites. The rebel big claw crawfish crank can be used topawter too as well as making it dive to 10'. You can rip and pause it too.

Senko's & BPS stick o worms; I use a 1/8oz carolina rig with a clicker with a eagle claw weedless hook. My main colors are red shad, electirc blue with flakes, green shad and size wise its 5" to 6". On the first cast i use no scents. If i get a strike and miss one shot of scent will be a definite hook up on the next cast. Its a good trick to put in the bank.

6" plastic worm split shot rigged; I rig the work with a 12" leader to the split shot. I cast it out and move it a foot at a time on the bottom. Its a slow process but it works. Black is one of my favorite colors.

I'm not perfect nor a pro but it works. My sons watch me once and mimic what i do and catch fish too. If we can do it anyone can.

Fishing the same places all the time that are fished really heavy I believe the fish do learn our baits. I find that was hot this year won't be as hot next year. Our game isn't off but our lure can be. Were like a baseball pitcher and need to change our pitch (lures) more often to fool them again over and over. I find this more noticable with crankbaits than plastics and spinnerbaits. For me it becomes more of a personal challange to fool them over and over.

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prespawn i use inline spinners and lipless cranks spawn i like spinnerbaits post spawn plastics

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My go-to lure for ponds is a Black 1/8th oz. Jighead w/Yellow eyes, tipped with a 4" Smoke Grub. It can be fished at any depth and any speed.

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i never fish a pond without throwing this old piece of crap popper. caught me more fish in ponds than i would bother counting.

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if that don't work which it does, just not as prolifically as some days, i throw an array of plastics and if they're active, they're not picky with which one. i catch fish on everything from mag finesse worms to flappin hogs, once i get on em. ponds are relatively easy to fish if they're feeding, given the average size of ponds. so i say catch em how you wanna catch em!

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Super flukes get me loads of bites, same with watermelon senko-type worms. never had any luck on any lures in small ponds. i think mainly because their used to eating small minnows and worms? idk, but bigger lures never really work for me.

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If I can reach the other side of the pond when I cast I'll work a fluke style plastic. Twitch, twitch, twitch, and pause the lure gets slurped. Caffiene Shads are what I like to use.

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What should i use in a humanmade pond that has no cover and structure?

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Structure is the shape and depth of the pond. Without those two, there can be no pond. Many so called featureless ponds have an inlet and outlet. Also, no cover? No plants whatsoever? Strange place indeed! Does it have fish? Look hard, I bet you find both.

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Senkos, jigs, creature baits, spinnerbaits, and top water frogs here and there

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It has fish, largemouth, tilapia and catfish, i cought an 18" bass a month ago, im only asking for some tips because as I said it's not natural so it hasnt plants or trees

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