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I try this new pond out today it has a lot of largemouth bass and panfish it in. The largemouth bass is feeding on the shad thats in the pond and I am having a hard time catching the largemouth bass. I was using my favor lure a 4'' purple color worm. I also try a spinnerbait but no sucess. Do you guys have any suggests?

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Try a crankbait. My last 10 or so fish have all been on cranks. Maybe try and find one thats shad colored. I haven't had much luck with worms lately

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I have a Falcon Original Cast 6'6" Med Hvy would that work with crank baits? I use a Abu 4600C3 as the reel.

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If they're feeding on shad, try something more shad like. I would try a lipless crank like a red eye shad and if they weren't willing to chase that, I'd switch to a suspending jerk bait that could be worked slower.

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I have a Falcon Original Cast 6'6" Med Hvy would that work with crank baits? I use a Abu 4600C3 as the reel.

Im no expert on what kind of rod to use with which bait, but I don't see why it wouldn't work. Im just using a cheap shakespeare rod and its been working just fine for me. It's also 6'6'' and med hvy.

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1. Lipless crankbait like a Rat-L-Trap in chrome with blue or black back.Use the smaller size.

2. Shad Raps in silver with black or blue back.

3. We need to know the water clarity for plastics. In the meantime try Junebug, green pumpkin and watermealon to see what they want.

4. Poppers on topwater early AM or late evening.

5. Senkos rigged wacky.

6. Drop shot with 4-inch finesse worm.

7. Shaky head with a green pumpkin or Junebug trick worm.

8. Carolina rig.

9. Keep throwing your crankbaits. Sexy Shad may be the color they want.

Experiment with all of your baits and your techniques.

Your rod is fine with everything mentioned above.

Use 12 pound test line on baitcasters and no more than 8 pound test line on spinning rigs.

Bring a needle nose pliers to remove the hooks when needed.

Remember, if they are feeding on shad then use a shad colored moving bait.

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Try a small mepps as well

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If they are busting shad they should bite. Just keep throwing at them. Try half of a Senko, Wave Tiki or other stick worm on a light jig head or even a Roadrunner head. That should get you bit.

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The Rage Tail Menace is on fire!

Rig it vertical with a 1/4 oz bullet weight.

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I dont know about anyone else, but I've been slayin bass on buzz baits these past 2 months. Just casting it parallel to the shoreline and slowly bringing it in so the blades jsut barely tick the surface.

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Lipless crankbait: Strike King Redeye shad Blue and Chrome

Topwater like poppers spook and buzzbaits early morning or late evening.

Wacky and Texas Rigged senkos

Even try a dropshot

Heck even throw in a A-Rig!

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Bass busting on the surface? My go to is a fluke in whatever color mimics the baitfish cast past the edge of the pod and work it fast and right as you get near the pod kill it and let it fall.....if that doesn't get a strike keep trying......

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I agree lipless cranks...our lake is filled with shad all over and we have killed them on square bill crankbaits...strike king kvd 2.5...bandit 200 are the ones we use...

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I'd try a small spinnerbait with a trailer hook. Just cover as much water as possible, if you see action, then slow it down in that area with whatever your favorite choice may be. Or keep throwing the spinnerbait, your call.

If you don't run across any action, toss a nice long worm with a lot of tail action, shakey head. I'd prefer a 6" Berkley Bottom Hopper. If you fish slow enough, you will catch something. I fish a couple ponds that only have 1-2lbs and they prefer smaller plastics. In that case I switch to a 4"

If you get bites on the shakeyhead but can't connect, either downsize the worm or switch the worm over to a texas rig on an EWG hook. Hooksets are easier.

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If the shad are on top, and you can reach them try throwing a jig out there into the middle of the shad and letting it fall through the school.

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My go-to baits if bass are feeding on top are Pop-R and a BuzzBait. Now if you know where the bass are then a Pop-R for sure, if you need to locate them a BuzzBait might work quicker. Once you weed out the active ones I would change over to a crank bait KVD 1.0 Sexy Shad and hold on..

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