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Im fishing at this big pond in Alabama and it is in the woods so its near nothing there is alot of lilly pads around it and alot of brokn trees in the water im my grandpa is catching lots of bream and I want to catch bass what should I use

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With a lot of broken trees in the water I'd start off with lures that are weedless or topwater prior to getting a feel for what the situation is underneath the water. No sense in casting your whole tackle box at them and losing lures on sunken trees. I'd start with probably a buzzbait, popper, or Zara Spook/Puppy. I have great luck with those in the summer and they're good for heavy cover situations because they don't hang up very easily since they run on the top of the water.

 

Of course your casting ability with so many trees might prevent you from using lures that require a long cast so use your discretion there.

 

Once you get the feel for the cover under the water, maybe try some weedless jigs, texas rigged worms, senko worms, etc. Really anything that can freefall through the tree branches will likely entice those bass. Try to keep it weedless though when you can to prevent hangups.

 

If you've got the confidence in such heavy cover to throw a crank, I'd recommend a squarebill so it has more of a propensity to bounce off of anything it might encounter and prevent a loss of lure.

 

With those lilly pads, there's really only one winner there.....and that's a frog. Throw it on the bank if possible and "jump" it into the water. Let it rest on the tops of the pads. Think about how a frog would behave and try to work your lure as similar as possible. Don't be afraid to work it slow. Then hang on. Those bass will take the whole lilly pad if they're aggressive enough. I've caught bass and it had a whole mouth full of salad. But beware, it's easy to jump the gun and set the hook too early on a frog. Give it a 2 second hesitation before you set the hook. That's by far my favorite kind of fishing, and I'm sure after catching a couple of bass that way you'll agree.

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Swim jig with colors that match the bream.  Money!!

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You can fish more than frogs in lily pads. Soft plastics dragged across the pads and dropped into holes and edges can be very good in addition to frogs.

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I have a 10 acre pond ive been throwing jigs with rage craw paca craw trailers in peanut butter and jelly colors caught a ton then when they got sick of that I threw a purple and black square bill crank and wow what a day. when it gets a little later in the day almost sunset I threw top water anything and they killed it. of course a spinner bait does a pretty good job. I do fish from a pond hopper boat so that helps a lot. a good thing about a pond you can throw everything at it in a short period of time and figure them out pretty quick but I would start with those basics mentioned above. I must add that mine is mostly timber and no lilies so there is a little difference and im in Kansas.

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You can fish more than frogs in lily pads. Soft plastics dragged across the pads and dropped into holes and edges can be very good in addition to frogs.

+1 Iv caught bass like this before. If you dont have a hollow body frog, or the neccesary line this is a very good way to get em. Iv fished this way before and had bass hit senkos like it was a topwater bait.

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