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My local fishing hole flooded from a few storms we've had. It has been this way for at least a month now. Evey year the pond shrinks and divides itself into 5 or 6 smaller ponds. Now that it has rained, it is one big pond. Snaking about. All ponds are connected. Either through a wide ditch, or spill over the bank. My question is, what are the best spots to locate bass? And what are good bait choices? The new ponds that were previously dry? The ditches? Shallow water? Deep water? The temps are high mid to upper 60s, lows mid 40s. I'm not sure the water temp. Thanks!

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What area are you referring to if you don’t mind me asking?

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Folks that do well at PIR this time of year do fairly well with Chatterbaits and Chigger Craws and Baby Brush Hogs.  Have you tried tubes?  

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Besides the soft plastics I’d throw a spinner bait around slow rolling it and a square bill to. I’m always quick to start with those then slow down if needed. If there is decent flow coming in I would try around those areas, try to find the drop off and a good ambush spot. 

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I lived in the area during the early 60's going to ASU and those ponds have been there a very long time. The bass are northern strain LMB and evolved living in that eccosystem. 

LMB in general move up with the water raising and into newly flooded brush, the move back out as the water drops using the same drains. Any bass that don't move out with dropping water are isolated and don't make it through the summer, those bass genes are long gone by now.

Use lures that work in the brush around the drainage areas and in the deepest water areas.

Tom

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