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Most of my choices are made by weather and the make up of the pond like grass, pads, shallow, deep, clear, murky. And also time if year. Best answer I can give without all these variables is a plastic worm always works.

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27 minutes ago, joeblowwwww said:

weightless senko or a Pit boss

these two, and i would also add a zoom lizard and rage tail baby craw weightless as well...absolutely love the pit boss in ponds though, its killer. also i'd throw in a white spinner bait

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Early I would start with a Cavitrno and/ or Megabass PopMax.  Then, Senko and Fat Ika weightless, Kut-Tail shakey head.  Rage Tail Cut-R T-rigged and Structure Bug jika rigged.  Siebert Outdoors swim jig (bluegill)/ Rage Tail Shell Cracker (Hard Candy).

 

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Senko, of course. Also a lucky craft pointer or a spinner, depending on what I see going on.

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I have had a weightless Trick Worm tied on the same rod since last spring. I know rigged weightless, it's not going to cut it year-round at a major impoundment, but it will in the ponds. If they're chasing, I'll use like a jerkbait. If they aren't, I'll drag it. You can C-rig or T-rig with weight. It's Gerald Swindle's shakeyhead worm. I even wacky rig it and it works! Maybe it even works better than a Senko for that because it's thinner and won't cover the hook point when you set it.

If it's summer, I'll have a frog on. Spinnerbaits are universal, buzzbaits, Spook Jr, Rat L Trap.

And I never leave home without a T-rigged craw and several different worms.

23 hours ago, trick worms said:

Texas rigged trick worm or senko

What's your favorite colors in the Trick Worm? Mine's bubblegum, limetreuse and methiolate. I can't seem to buy a bite in the natural colors. I haven't tried black. I'm also going to get some magnum sized ones because Swindle did a YouTube video on them. He says they're the most versatile worm in the tackle shop. He prefers black.

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5 minutes ago, the reel ess said:

I have had a weightless Trick Worm tied on the same rod since last spring. I know rigged weightless, it's not going to cut it year-round at a major impoundment, but it will in the ponds. If they're chasing, I'll use like a jerkbait. If they aren't, I'll drag it. You can C-rig or T-rig with weight. It's Gerald Swindle's shakeyhead worm. I even wacky rig it and it works! Maybe it even works better than a Senko for that because it's thinner and won't cover the hook point when you set it.

If it's summer, I'll have a frog on. Spinnerbaits are universal, buzzbaits, Spook Jr, Rat L Trap.

And I never leave home without a T-rigged craw and several different worms.

What's your favorite colors in the Trick Worm? Mine's bubblegum, limetreuse and methiolate. I can't seem to buy a bite in the natural colors. I haven't tried black. I'm also going to get some magnum sized ones because Swindle did a YouTube video on them. He says they're the most versatile worm in the tackle shop. He prefers black.

I fish stained to muddy water so Black is definitely my favorite with junebug second. I fish one clear golf course pond that watermelon magic works good in. I either Texas rig or shakey head them

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Just now, trick worms said:

I fish stained to muddy water so Black is definitely my favorite with junebug second. I fish one clear golf course pond that watermelon magic works good in. I either Texas rig or shakey head them

I haven't tried shakey head for them because I imagined they'd bury down in the weeds and muck in the ponds I fish. But then I fish T rigs with success. I guess i just have to give it a shot.

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Just now, the reel ess said:

I haven't tried shakey head for them because I imagined they'd bury down in the weeds and muck in the ponds I fish. But then I fish T rigs with success. I guess i just have to give it a shot.

They have such good action that's why I shakey head them. It hasn't been a problem for me unless I'm fishing a really weedy pond

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I always dropshot something in watermelon, 4".  Kut tail, Dream Shot, Crosstail Shad...whatever I'm feeling that day.

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21 hours ago, the reel ess said:

I have had a weightless Trick Worm tied on the same rod since last spring. I know rigged weightless, it's not going to cut it year-round at a major impoundment, but it will in the ponds. If they're chasing, I'll use like a jerkbait. If they aren't, I'll drag it. You can C-rig or T-rig with weight. It's Gerald Swindle's shakeyhead worm. I even wacky rig it and it works! Maybe it even works better than a Senko for that because it's thinner and won't cover the hook point when you set it.

If it's summer, I'll have a frog on. Spinnerbaits are universal, buzzbaits, Spook Jr, Rat L Trap.

And I never leave home without a T-rigged craw and several different worms.

What's your favorite colors in the Trick Worm? Mine's bubblegum, limetreuse and methiolate. I can't seem to buy a bite in the natural colors. I haven't tried black. I'm also going to get some magnum sized ones because Swindle did a YouTube video on them. He says they're the most versatile worm in the tackle shop. He prefers black.

I also have trouble fishing natural colored trick worms. I can't remember the last time where a natural color has dominated in any of the ponds I fish. 

 

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I like to fish shallow or mid depth............not much of a deep water guy unless I am targeting smallmouth.

Any time I go to a new body of water, I have 3 rods on the deck to start with.

My first plan of attack is to start shallow and see what happens, I usually have a 5" stick bait on a wacky jig, a jig or t-rigged creature bait (depending on water clarity), and a frog. I'll target boat docks, laydowns, matted grass, shallow grass lines, etc.....

If that does not seem to be the deal for the day, I will move off the shallow cover and fish any mid depth grass/cover (6-15 feet of water) that I find with the same wacky jig, jig/t-rig, power shot, and/or replace the frog with a reaction bait that I can rip through or tick the top of the grass with... like a swim jig, squarebill, or chatterbait.

If they don't seem to be in the grass, I work out side the deep edge of it, trying to find areas with good hard bottom outside the grass, and/or isolated hard cover, like a rock pile, man made sunken junk, etc..., again with a wacky jig, jig/t-rig, c-rig, shakey head, drop shot, or deep crank.

No mater what the lake has to offer......I always try to hit points.

If there is no grass in a lake.............I don't go there LOL.

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I always have a wacky rig, and now I always
have a drop shot tied on.

Favorites for those: Senko, Finesse worm, 
Trick worm, and Shad-Shape Worm.

Colors: Junebug, watermelon magic, hot
pepper frog, green pumpkin watermelon lam,
black, watermelon orange lam...etc.

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A lipless crankbait to cover some water, then a senko

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On 6/24/2016 at 9:02 AM, Red Bear said:

these two, and i would also add a zoom lizard and rage tail baby craw weightless as well...absolutely love the pit boss in ponds though, its killer. also i'd throw in a white spinner bait

I'd do this ^^^ not seeing what conditions were . 

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