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Well dropped my girlfriend off to work @ 10 and hit a set of local retention ponds where I have my caught my PB at.

Slow start to the day, probably 5 or 6 one-two pound bass but around 12:30 was hit by this toad! Running a Watermelon Senko, texas rigged

BTW, hotter than a you know what out there!!

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Great job catching your PB.

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Congratulations on catching a nice one.The bass fishing is great this time of year if you are willing to put in the time needed.

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Nice! Especially from the bank for that time of day. Must have been up under the top water cover catching some shade? :thumbsup:

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Nice! I agree its just a hot over here on the east coast. I feel like the bass I'm catching are already half cooked, the water feels like a warm bath.

Ken

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I've had decent luck at the retention pond this summer compared to last summer (I have only lived here 2 years).  The bass seem to be hanging close to shore in the early morning in one spot where there is some sort of baitfish that appear to be spawning. I should dip net them to see what they are. 

The bass have been hitting mostly the chatter bait on the fall when jigging it.

I also was able to wrangle another 5#+ bass and a bowfin a couple feet from shore flipping under the lily pads near a bush back when  the water was up.

I am getting concerned about the water levels.  The pond is at the winter levels.  I hope it doesn't stress out the fish too much, although the ones I have caught have been pretty healthy.   I would like to see the water some up.

 

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14 hours ago, geo g said:

Great job catching your PB.

Didn't catch my personal best yesterday (about 8 years ago actually) but I'd say she yesterdays catch was a comfortable 3lbs

 

2 hours ago, wnspain said:

Nice! Especially from the bank for that time of day. Must have been up under the top water cover catching some shade? :thumbsup:

Casted from bank across to a grass peak/ledge sticking out into the water and I think I landed on top of her head lol

Just went back out this morning around 7am and fished a honey hole where a neighbor showed me a picture of 8-9lb they caught. Crazy how they actually live in these sets of retention ponds. Only caught 2; just dinkers. GF caught 4 dinkers and a 2lber, atleast she was happy so trip was worth it. 

20 minutes ago, mplspug said:

I've had decent luck at the retention pond this summer compared to last summer (I have only lived here 2 years).  The bass seem to be hanging close to shore in the early morning in one spot where there is some sort of baitfish that appear to be spawning. I should dip net them to see what they are. 

The bass have been hitting mostly the chatter bait on the fall when jigging it.

I also was able to wrangle another 5#+ bass and a bowfin a couple feet from shore flipping under the lily pads near a bush back when  the water was up.

I am getting concerned about the water levels.  The pond is at the winter levels.  I hope it doesn't stress out the fish too much, although the ones I have caught have been pretty healthy.   I would like to see the water some up.

 

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and they are def close to shore early in the morning! Change about 9am-10am... I might actually go back in the thick of heat and try and catch a biggin

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