Ksam1234

Big fish in small pond??

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My personal best came out of a pond that's smaller than a football field. 

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I've hammered ponds for numbers. But never caught any real big ones probably 6 pounds or so 

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4 hours ago, Ksam1234 said:

Well I went out to the pond.. got a couple smalls then this guy appeared !

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There's one like that in a fairly small pond not far from my house. Planning on going there in a couple hours and hopefully catching it. Nice catch by the way!

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If the small or pond is deep enough to servive winters, has abundant food source and not over populated with bass, a bass can grow big as several photos prove. My 1st DD bass came from a rock quarry about 5 acres, spring and stream fed with water over 30' deep. Caught the bass on a 6" jointed Pikie #2618 using Langley Lure Cast reel, Connolin rod and 12 lb diamond back  Dacron braid.

There were several big bass in the quarry lake and watched them for hours in the clear water. There was 3 quarry lakes connected by a canal, the biggest was about 20 acres, the smallest 2 acres and the middle where the big bass were in was the deepest and had a big pump for water supplying the sand and gravel plant we called the rock crusher. Fresh cool spring water and a stream from the river a about a mile way kept this pond full all the time. Ideal big bass envorinmemt with lots prey being replenished year around. The problem was it was on private property and as a teen ager a challenge to fish without getting caught by the patrol. The bass were northern strain in these small lakes.

The Castaic lagoon, Lake Dixon are small lakes less than 1/2 mile long, both are deep and have Florida strain LMB and legendary giant bass lakes. I don't know how long Montgomery oxbow lake was when Goerge Perry caught his WR bass in 1932, it dried up in the early 50's, couldn't have been very big or deep. Florida is full of small lakes with big bass as the late Doug Hannon proved by catching hundreds of DD bass.

Tom

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3 hours ago, clh121787 said:

I've hammered ponds for numbers. But never caught any real big ones probably 6 pounds or so 

6 pound bass is big where I live. 

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As stated it depends on alot of things. My recent homestate PB of 7.5 was caught in a 2-3 acre pond and that's a northern strain. In Florida I have caught bass over 10 in about the same size waters. I have a 3/4 acre pond that has bass over 5 but I maintain it  pretty frequently.

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Yes bass can get quite big in small waters if all the proper conditions are met and there are lots of people who catch +8 pound bass in ponds most people would drive by and not fish thinking the pond has no big bass in it.

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