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So here is my issue...I have been unsuccessful in catching any largemouth bass. I am located in South east, Ga. I have used, swim baits, spinner baits with and without trailer hooks and with and without worms on main hook, Carolina rig, drop shot, buzz bait and hollow body frogs. I have tried bright colors, chartreuse,,dark colors, Colorado blades,,and willow blades...nothing is working and I'm very frustrated. Have been fishing small (less than 8 acres) fishing ponds in the area from shore since I don't have a boat. I have gone open water, cover, and what little structure I can find..am I doing something wrong? The only thing I have caught was a couple of bluegill and a channel catfish on night crawler with a bobber. 

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Are you sure there are bass in this pond?

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21 minutes ago, Bluebasser86 said:

Are you sure there are bass in this pond?

This is an excellent question. But lets assume their are.  I think your using a scattergun approach and your fishing is a bit undisciplined.  Calm down, slow down. put an unweighted senko on a 4.0 hook, cast it to a likely spot, let it go all the way to the bottom and bring it s l o w l y back to you.

Repeat.   You will catch bass

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You can not catch a fish in water where there are no fish. Keep trying, and keep your confidence up. The only think that will make you not catch anything besides lack of fish is lack of confidence. If you use a senko like the gentleman said above, or simply a Texas rigged worm, you will catch bass. Go somewhere where you KNOW there is fish, stay confident, and you will catch fish.

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Hello and Welcome to Bass Resource ~

If you do this and there are bass in your lakes - you'll catch some.

Good Luck

A-Jay

 

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-How many different visits?  There are days on some water where you can not buy a bite.  I had one of those days Friday.  Two small lakes; two 'experienced' anglers; zero bass.  Trust me, we did what Glenn suggests in the video.....and lots of other things :)

-There's some good posts about bank fishing.  Stealth can be important. 

-From techniques mentioned, it sounds like you were taught to fish for bass by the same guy that I was; fish 'em hard and fast.  I still have trouble slowing down, but no question that it helps much of the times.  (Once the bite turned back on Saturday, the best fish came from plastics that had come to rest for a few seconds on the bottom.)

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Its called getting skunked. I have been there. Man I have been there. But really, there is a possibility that there are no fish in it. Have you caught fish there before? Keep Diggin!

 

 

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Look up the Ned Rig and thank me later....

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All above is good info and if there are bass there a senko will normally catch em. One thing I do in ponds is take a beetle spin and take off the small grub. Cut a ribbon tail worm in half and put in on the beetle spin. Red bug is a good color.  Use it like a mini spinnerbait all over the pond. It will catch bass and brim just alike which will make the day more fun for you. I'm not convinced there are bass just yet tho, keep tryin and good luck

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I too would question what, if any bass population there is in that pond. Maybe try another body of water...

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:fishing-026:

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15 hours ago, Senko lover said:

Look up the Ned Rig and thank me later....

"Shhhhh!"

?just kiddin'.

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I remember an interview Glen did some years ago with takahiro omari I'll never forget what advice he gave, "you need to make sure your fishing in a lake that has bass in it".

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My advice is to throw a lot of Texas rigged worms . Throw them in the snaggiest places until you start catching fish . Once you learn that technique    "all"  other lures will come easy .

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On 5/16/2016 at 11:28 AM, Senko lover said:

Look up the Ned Rig and thank me later....

This.... I currently live on a small lake and although most of the fish I am catching with the Ned rig are small, the numbers I catch are 2-3 times more than all other tackle I have tried. Not saying it will absolutely work on "your" specific spots, but it could be a game changer. 

My other tip is even more specific. I am not a huge fan of the Shroomz heads that are most often part of the Ned rig. However I really like the Bass Pro 1/16oz weedless shroom head with the Zman trd. 

Bruce

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