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Say you've got room for a single 3700-sized box to fill to fish ponds.  No particular location, climate, water type.  How would you fill it?

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A popper, a wake bait, lipless cranks, hooks and weights, senkos, ribbontail worms

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A 30 size spro rat, a hollow bellied frog, a popper, a small chartreuse spinnerbait, a bag of senkos, a bag of 7" berkley power worms, some 3/0 EWG hooks, some 1/8 oz weights and bobber stops, a squarebill, a black buzzbait, a 3/8oz jig and a bag of trailers, and some flukes! (and yes I can get that all to fit)

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1.   10x Zoom Trick worms, California 420

 

 

2.  8x Zoom 6" lizards, black

 

 

OR

 

 

8x Zoom baby brush hogs, watermelon red

 

 

3.  8x Senko style baits, Junebug and Watermelon red

 

 

4.  3 KVD 1.5s, neon bluegill, fire tiger, and gizzard Shad

 

 

5.  3 Rebel pop rs, any color combo really works

 

 

6.  2 small white spinnerbaits

 

 

7.  2/0 and 4/0 round bend hooks and 1/8 oz bullet weights 

 

 

 

And as much panfish gear as I could fit 

 

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I guess it depends on how long you are going for?  I wouldn't put in whole packs of anything if I can only take one box and going for a few hours.  I like to have a variety on hand, especially if I don't know the conditions.  

 

I also live near Marietta, and I routinely ask myself this very question.  Here are typical boxes of mine:

 

Row 1 - soft plastics

A few of each, in any combo that fits in the row:

Dingers or senkos, trick worms, and craws with flapping arms.  Pick a range of colors.  

 

Row 2 - 3-4 soft plastic paddletail swimbaits - I'd take Keitech Swing Impact Fats 4.3 inch in bluegill flash.

 

Plus terminal tackle (assuming only one box is going with you)

Range of hooks on a safety pin: few 2/0 or 3/0 light wire straight-shank worm hooks for the trick worms, some 3/0 - 5/0 EWG for the stick baits and craws.  Few 1/8 oz or 1/4 oz jigheads (SK squadron or VMC boxer).  Few 1/16-3/8 oz bullet sinkers.


There.  Box is ready.

 

Row 3 - getting into optional territory.  Hard baits - topwaters and/or cranks - several options.  This could vary depending on how weedy/snaggy the conditions are.  Chose your story based on the options/conditions below.

 

Mandatory: Rapala original floating minnow in silver or gold, J9 or J11 size; then:

 

Warm summer evenings? - topwaters

Weedy?  HB frog of some type

Walking bait (a SK sexy dawg jr, a Rapala skitter walk) OR a popper (Pop-R) OR a wakebait (Rapala DT Fat-1)

Whopper Plopper OR buzzbait 3/8 or 1/2 oz  (arguably the plopper is the most versatile of the two)

 

If you want more room, the craw reeled on surface will substitute for these hardbaits in many conditions.

 

Daytime?  

1-2 crankbaits (e.g. Rapala shad shallow, KVD 1.5, Lucky Craft SKT MR)

In warm weather fat-bodied/wide roll, in colder, flat-sided, tighter shimmy.

OR

Fall?

SK RES or equivalent in 1-2 colors.  Maybe the Rap shad shallow too.

OR

Shallow water, relatively snag-free and taking kids and happy to catch small fish?

Rebel craws or minnows and teeny Wee-R or SK bitsy minnow

 

That's 3 stuffed rows.  If you can squeeze more in there:

1 x Z-man pack rolled up with TRDs and shroomz. 

and/or 

Flukes in several colors.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I'd adhere to the KISS theory. 

Two topwater baits, one weedless. 

Three or four crankbaits with small bodies and clear lips, to cover the entire water column of whatever pond you fish. 

One each willow blade and Colorado blade spinnerbait. 

One black or white buzzbait. 

A few tungsten bullet weights in assorted sizes. 

One pkg. of 3/0 EWG Gammys

A handful of ribbon tais worms and a handful of stick worms. 

If you have room, a few Rage Tail Space Monkeys. 

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1/16 & 1/8 oz bullet weights

Spinnerbait in white

Whopper Plopper

Jig heads & white grubs

Senkos, mixed colors

Hooks

Frog

Shallow diving square bill(s)

Jig and craw

Few lipless cranks

Popper

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I take one combo and make sure everything works well with it . Make sure you are equipped with lures for slop . I like frogs and senkos . A floating minnow ,buzzbait . When I use to pond hop as a kid the Storm Thin Fin and large Beetle spin were my best lures . They dont make that beetle spin anymore . I would but a dozen if I could find them .

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Since I mainly kayak fish, I generally have 5 3700 boxes in the crate behind me but one 3700 under my seat that I consider my box of the day.

 

It usually consists of a couple slots of plastics---worms, senko's, crawfish

A slot or two of jigs

3 crankbaits to hit different depths, sometimes I double up with different colors

A lipless crank

buzzbait

chatterbait

2 hollow body frogs......light bottomed and dark bottomed

Whatever new lure(s) I just want to try

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toss in a pack of road runners!

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2 hours ago, lo n slo said:

toss in a pack of road runners!

Paired with white Berkley Power grubs!

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jam it full of plastics, weights, hooks, few frogs, few floating minnow baits, then stuff in some swim jigs, finesse jigs, smaller chatterbaits, and cheat and fill my pockets with spinnerbaits and more soft baits.

 

Or just bring a pack of trick worms, swimbaits, speed worms, and small grub and some stick worms.....Plus a few heavy lures to reach places far away. Terminal tackle like shaky heads etc. would be my main concern, bullet weights, hooks, they will always hit soft baits if put in right places.

 

and a rattle trap and storm subwart.

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Good thread, I'm working on a bank box myself. For around here I would load it with 3/0 and 5/0 wide gap, straight shank circle gap hooks, plastic frog hooks, and some whacky hooks, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2oz worm sinkers, a few glass beads, 1/8 and 1/4oz shakeys, 1/2oz bk/bl and blue craw jigs @ 3 of each. Some gr pumpkin Rage Chunks/Craw, a few different types of worms, some Zoom Horney Toads, and a couple of hollow body frogs.

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walking bait (megabass giant dog x if i had to have just one)

popper (megabass pop x if i had to have just one)

trick worms (with hooks and weights)

senkos (with hooks)

beetle spin blade with upgraded jighead and your grub of choice

if it's weed choked, toss in a frog

flukes (with hooks)

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1x 3/8oz chatterbait

1x spook

1x popper

2x lipless cranks (1 one knocker, 1 tradtional)

1x 1/2oz arky jig

1x 3/8oz swim jig

3x 4/0 mustad grip pin ewg's

2x 1/4oz tungsten

2x 3/8oz tungsten

1x bag of 4" senkos

1x bag of 4" craws (pit boss or burner craw)

 

 

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I just carry a chest pack for fly fishing.  A M/F spinning rod and a H/F casting rod.

bag of senkos

bag of flukes

bag of jig trailers

a couple hollow frogs

a few jigs

hemocuts

bag of hooks

bag of split shot

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A 3700 box is pretty big fellas, fill it up!!!

For pond fishing:

 

1x 3/8oz chatterbait(white -ish or Ayu)

1x Sammy 85(wagasaki)

1x Pop X(ayu)

2x Lucky Craft LV100's (Ayu, some kind of red craw)

2x 2" squarebills(chart blk back, bluegill)

4x 3/8oz Grass jigs(black, GP)

2x 3/8oz swim jig(Shad)

1x 5" KVD baby Finesse Worm(Magic)

1X 1/4oz Spinnerbait(chart white)

1X 1/4oz Buzzbait(blk/red)

1x 2" hollow body frog(frog or white belly)

1x 2.5" swim shad baits like Sassy Shads(shad)

2x bag of 4" senkos(Grn Pumpkin/Wat. lam and watermelon red flk)

1x bag of 5" Fluke (pearl or bubble gum)

1x bag Gambler Cane toad

1x bag of assorted tungsten weights

20x 1/0 Gammie split shot dropshot hooks

wacky riggerizer tool and o rings

10x 3/0 ewg hooks

 

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Senkos

3/0 Grammy finesse widegaps 

o rings 

4/0 Grammy offset worm hooks

Worms 

Bullet Weights 

1/2 ounce project z chatterbaits

Flukes

Jigs 

jig trailers 

 

I don't need a whole 3700 box, that things is huge lol

 

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2 frogs-one white belly, one solid black.

Pack of senkos-color doesn't matter.

1 pack of #1 wide gap finesse hooks

1 pack of 4/0 g-lock hooks.

Pack of rage craws-color doesn't matter.

Popper-bluegill pattern.

5 1/16 ounce jig heads.

2 inch curl tail grubs.

Stringer for bluegill/crappie.

Filet knife in my truck for the bluegill/crappieon the stringer.

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