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I've been fishing a pond for over 8 years and noticed for the past month and a half that it has a light green film over it, and the bite went from 7-8 bass in 1 hour to *** in 2 hours. I'm really confused on what to use, so far what has worked best is a small baby bass rattle trap. The pond is around 7ft at its deepest

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In order to give you a detailed answer, i'm gonna need a little more info.  With the information I would choose a hollow belly frog like a booyah pad crasher.

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frog and senko and swim jig

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I'd use a frog and a senko. 

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Try a thin profile trick worm on a shaky head. Slower the better. 

The film isn't going to stop your baits . Only dense vegetation. The options are endless. obviously try something different than what you've been throwing previously. 

You said you've been fishing the pond for 8 years. Well the bass you've caught WILL remember the lures that brought it to the bank . I'm not sure what you've been using ? Other than a ratl trap. 

Hit em with a silent crank. I'd choose something gold or silver. I like the shad rap. But here recently ive been using an xrap shallow shad. In a black and orange color. It's saved me from a skunk more than once in a pressured area. 

 

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t-rigged soft plastics weightless

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Hollow body popping frog

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I have a slimy pond I love to fish here in Oklahoma. I get floating 7" black works and drag them across the top. Really enjoy it. Can't go wrong with the ol scum frog either. 

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19 hours ago, beardown34 said:

I'd use a frog, a frog, and a frog. After that I would use a frog. 

I agree, a local pond I frequent just to catch somthing is having the same problem. I was hitting them on every other cast with a soft plastic. Now I can throw that thing till my arm falls off and they won't hit. But the frogs keep em coming back. I've pulled 4 out of the same 10 Sq ft area. 

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A frog and a Trick Worm...

AND A FROG! It seems you already had that idea. But I try these in all ponds.

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LOL think maybe a frog?,...

is the film "just" on the surface, or is it throughout the water, like a algae bloom?

Nevertheless, I'd fish close to shore, as fish get brave in both of these conditions. And fish something with a good vibration, like a big swimjig, or spinnerbait,....lol,.....or a what?

 

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It's most likely an algae bloom and the dissolved oxygen levels in the water are out of whack. It happens a lot this time of year. It can make catch fish darn near impossible. 

Your best bet is to go small and finesse. 

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Well the water has around 2" of visibility now and not sure what to use, no pads or grass, they eat mainly small minnows and crawfish, no bluegill in there over 5" that I've seen, a and some giant crappie

 

On August 28, 2016 at 3:39 PM, IndianaFinesse said:

In order to give you a detailed answer, i'm gonna need a little more info.  With the information I would choose a hollow belly frog like a booyah pad crasher.

Is this the info you need?? ^^

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If the pond has been around for years , and nobody harvests the bluegill. There are for sure 100 percent positive bluegill in there bigger than 5" . 

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1 hour ago, TheMississippiOutdoorsman said:

Well the water has around 2" of visibility now and not sure what to use, no pads or grass, they eat mainly small minnows and crawfish, no bluegill in there over 5" that I've seen, a and some giant crappie

 

Is this the info you need?? ^^

Then I would use a larger hollow bellied popping frog popped and walked noisily across the surface, and also a brightly colored single blade spinnerbait with an oversized Colorado blade.

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Algae blooms can be a swimjig mecca, they have a similar vibe as a spinnerbait, but smaller profile, so short hits are reduced.

 Id go with a swimjig first, frog second, and a spinnerbait with a big colorado blade (as indianafinesse stated) third. Black will contrast that green well too.

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