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Can I use a 1 ounce luhr Jensen krocodile spoon for bass in pond

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Can you?

 

Yes you can!

 

Would I recommend it?

 

No 😉

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A pond by definition is shallow with aquatic plant growth everywhere. Difficult to define a spoon as they are the oldest lure and made in a wide variety of styles.

1 oz Krocodile is a heavy fast sinking wobble style spoon designed for casting and swimming retreive with exposed treble hook, open water spoon, not so good for pond bass. 

Suggest a weedless spoon like Johnson 1/2 oz Silver minnow.

Tom

 

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One and done...

 

The only spoon I fish in a pond is the Johnson Silver Minnow which is basically a topwater presentation.

 

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I bet Catt , WRB and Road Warrior could take a 1 ounce Krocodile spoon to a pond and catch bass with it . Thats not the type of water it was designed for though .  I havent even caught bass in a lake with   that particular spoon and I have tried . Stanley Mitchell won a classic with it .

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10 hours ago, Kenneth Chang said:

I heard that spoons can be a great largemouth lure. Can I use a one ounce spoon because that’s the only size I have. This is cause I usually go striper fishing.

As Catt said, you can, but I wouldn't. Buy a spinnerbait.

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Roadwarrior said it right.....go with the Johnson instead. One question......just how deep is this pond you are fishing? In some deep, clear water ponds, you might use your spoon for deep water jigging. But even in that situation, my preference would be for a blade bait. Much more productive than spoons - in my opinion.

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I have a lot of Krock spoons, not one of my favorites, but it catches fish. A smaller or lighter one than a 1 oz will catch bass regularly. I have some 3/4 oz ones which are the same size as the 1 oz but thinner. I cut off the hook (cause they have a welded ring instead of a split ring) and attach a single short shank hook with a make shift screw keeper thing and add a piece of plastic worm to make it weedless for pike and pickerel, and bass think it's for them before the 3rd Saturday in June. I've caught bass using it as a flutter spoon, but there are better choices for that.

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The issue aint just the krocodile spoon, the issue is the weight!

 

The is no law stating ya have to use a spoon for jigging!

 

Many a bass has been caught reeling a spoon just under the surface. 

 

I might pick a Johnson's spoon but it would be this one.

 

 

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14 hours ago, Crestliner2008 said:

Roadwarrior said it right.....go with the Johnson instead. One question......just how deep is this pond you are fishing? In some deep, clear water ponds, you might use your spoon for deep water jigging. But even in that situation, my preference would be for a blade bait. Much more productive than spoons - in my opinion.

 

14 hours ago, Crestliner2008 said:

Roadwarrior said it right.....go with the Johnson instead. One question......just how deep is this pond you are fishing? In some deep, clear water ponds, you might use your spoon for deep water jigging. But even in that situation, my preference would be for a blade bait. Much more productive than spoons - in my opinion.

The pond is 15 feet deep and it has some weeds

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7 hours ago, Catt said:

The is no law stating ya have to use a spoon for jigging!

So hypothetically, if I turned one 180º and yoyoed it up and down on the bottom, or God forbid, I cut off a dropshot weight and attached a small one there and drifted while shaking my rod, you are saying  the Technique Police won't bust down my door?... :) 

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Take one cast with it. If it works, keep casting until it stops working. If it doesn't, don't waste another cast on it. It was already marginal. That's my motto. 

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I wouldn't use that in a pond for basically the same reason I wouldn't use a deep diving crankbait. Ponds are typically shallow with a lot of vegetation/grass/moss/algae. It'll get gunked up and hit the bottom fast.

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I've used spoons for trout, but never been productive using them for bass. Least not in places I have fished them anyway. For me they seem to work best in flowing or somewhat turbulent waters. With that said, the spoons I use are no more than 1/2 oz... I'd say go for it. Sounds like a fun challenge. But if it doesn't produce when you know there are bass there I'd definitely recommend switching up and pursuing other options.

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My 1st lure was a Hawiian Wiggler #3 weedless spoon. The lure was about 3" long with a flat rubber skirt, red head/white body , don't recall the weight guess 5/8 to 3/4 oz.

I fished this lure all summer from shore casting over weed beds and retreiving over the beds and into open pockets catching hundreds of bass, I was 12 years old. Johnson Silver Minnow is similar to my #3 spoon and the reason I suggested it.

Merry Christmas,

Tom

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