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Okay so my friend invited me to fish at his farm pond that has a ton of 8+ pond bass. He catches at least 2-3 5+ pounders every time he goes. So any way back to my question. I know near to nothing about the pond except that there is fish in it and also the baits my friend told me he uses. And those baits are

white spinnerbait

senko

buzzbait

and any craw type baits

now I need some tips still. What should I start with? Should I buy other baits just in case? I was thinking a white chatterbait. Also he said best colors were white, any dark green, and green/blue mix. I already have a white spinner and seniors with the colors green pumpkin black flake and watermelon with black and red flake. I have 2 black buzz baits as well. I bought a chartreuse and white spinnerbait too. And my last question: should I get extras?

 

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If the pond has gills, and it probably does, and I knew there are big fish. I would throw a mattlures gill or a weedless Huddleston gill.

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I would fish it with whatever you would normally use and have the most confidence in. Don't fish what someone else does, the fish in that pond are not different than any other bass. I often make the mistake of using "The Hot Bait" instead of fishing what I am best with.

It is hard to beat a 10" worm in summer, and most ponds with big bass have healthy forrage from bluegill to shiners, so stick to colors that mimic both, and I like to use a bigger senko or worms, but try to make casts where it is a great ambush point for a bass. If you see the area water enters the pond or exits, undercut banks, that is where big bass will ambush prey, and bigger fish usually will not move more than a few inches to chase a bait in summer. I find if I fish painfully slow, and make sure I get my baits way back in the cover, I do better, the key is finding cooler water, shade lines, and use the land around the pond to figure out drop offs etc..

If you like to fish a spinnerbait when hitting a lake, then fish a spinnerbait. White and chart is almost always a good color. gold blades in stained seem to help...For CHatterbaits in ponds, I have noticed I do better with slow and smaller baits, smaller trailers less vibration, and also less flash, take a sharpie to a silver blade and paint it on the water, it seems to work better, unless the fish are super active which is rare this time of year.

Worms and soft baits are the way to go, and topwater in evening and early. Smaller frogs are awesome early in the summer....

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If you are in a areas that aren't very weedy I have success with a wacky rigged senkos. Some of my other favorites are weightless flukes and texas rigging craws.

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Senko;s, wacky or weightless. Should catch em all day.

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It sounds like those fish are biting everything, top, mid, bottom, finesse, power...just bring what you have the most confidence in, but ask about the pond conditions (i.e. is it covered in moss of other vegetation, full of submerged tree stumps, etc) so you can fish effectively.

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23 hours ago, Bassmaster3616 said:

Okay so my friend invited me to fish at his farm pond that has a ton of 8+ pond bass. He catches at least 2-3 5+ pounders every time he goes. So any way back to my question. I know near to nothing about the pond except that there is fish in it and also the baits my friend told me he uses. And those baits are

white spinnerbait

senko

buzzbait

and any craw type baits

now I need some tips still. What should I start with? Should I buy other baits just in case? I was thinking a white chatterbait. Also he said best colors were white, any dark green, and green/blue mix. I already have a white spinner and seniors with the colors green pumpkin black flake and watermelon with black and red flake. I have 2 black buzz baits as well. I bought a chartreuse and white spinnerbait too. And my last question: should I get extras?

 

What your friend is using seems to be doing the trick for catching big'uns.

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On 7/12/2016 at 4:32 PM, Bassmaster3616 said:

Okay so my friend invited me to fish at his farm pond that has a ton of 8+ pond bass. 

Uh, I'm gonna need to fish this pond myself before I can really give you any good advice :)  Just send me the GPS coords asap!!

Seriously, I'd throw what's working for your buddy.  In general, when it's sunny and still, throw the slower moving stuff like the Senko or T-Rigs, and when it's lower light or windy, try the moving baits more, like the buzzer and spinner.  Sounds like a fairly unpressured pond, hope you get some bigguns!! 

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Hard to go wrong anywhere with spinnerbaits and senkos.  

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