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I'm a young angler and I've been fishing for a while but recently I've gotten into bass fishing.  I have been using  fenwick eagle spinning  rod for bass but I recently ordered a St. Croix mojo bass casting rod.  My bass tackle is limited to senkos, a few jigs, a couple poppers, and a square bill.  I'm leaving for a 2 week vacation to SC soon and I want to be prepared to fish ponds for bass there.  I'm ready to drop $80 on baits, but I need advice on what to get. 

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I'd buy 3-4 decent white white/chartreuse 3/8-1/2 oz spinnerbaits. Classic bait that works.

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23 minutes ago, Kyhokie said:

I'd buy 3-4 decent white white/chartreuse 3/8-1/2 oz spinnerbaits. Classic bait that works.

What would be a good brand?

 

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Something slow and enticing. I'd pick up some paddle tail swimbaits and swimbait jig heads in various sizes. Do you know what the forage is? You don't need to shop around. Pick up some Keitechs and be done with it. 

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Most ponds, especially in the south, have bluegill and other panfish as the main forage fish. These, crawfish, and frogs are what the bass feed on. I'd pick up a few spinnerbaits and buzzbaits, and spend most of the money on paddle tail swim baits, creature baits, soft frogs,and ribbontail worms. Spend what's left on some ewg hooks and light bullet weights in 1/8 and 1/4 since the water will most likely be shallow. As far as brands I like war eagle spinnerbaits(pond scum perch color in ponds), cavitron buzzbaits(black), and I use many brands of plastics but big bite baits, Berkeley havoc, and yum are all good value brands that give you a lot of baits cheap. In plastics watermelon or pumpkinseed for clear water, green pumpkin in murky water, and black and blue in murky water or at night

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