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How would you break down a new pond?

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Hey guys,

Since the weather is warming up next week I plan on trying a new pond for the first time. How do you guys break down a new pond this time of year? Any baits you'd recomend?  Here is a pic from Google earth of the pond.

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Bank fishing or boat fishing?  If you're in a boat you've got a few more options.  The warmest water in the lake would be the best chance for active fish and that warmest water will probably be the shallower portions of the lake.  Spinner bait or chatter bait or lipless crank these areas.  If you're bank bound, start walking and be throwing a spinner bait along the bank, go as parallel to the bank as you can 5 to 8 or so feet out.

 

Another option if you're in a boat is that some fish might not be out of their winter patterns yet.  In that case try to fish main lake points, if there aren't many of those fish where shallow water comes close to deep water.  I'd throw a shakey head or a finesse jig, maybe one of my home made jika rigs.  Dress warm enough that you can stay out for a while trying to figure out the spots.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Fishes in trees said:

Bank fishing or boat fishing?  If you're in a boat you've got a few more options.  The warmest water in the lake would be the best chance for active fish and that warmest water will probably be the shallower portions of the lake.  Spinner bait or chatter bait or lipless crank these areas.  If you're bank bound, start walking and be throwing a spinner bait along the bank, go as parallel to the bank as you can 5 to 8 or so feet out.

 

Another option if you're in a boat is that some fish might not be out of their winter patterns yet.  In that case try to fish main lake points, if there aren't many of those fish where shallow water comes close to deep water.  I'd throw a shakey head or a finesse jig, maybe one of my home made jika rigs.  Dress warm enough that you can stay out for a while trying to figure out the spots.

 

 

Thanks for the advice! I am stuck on shore for now. 

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I'd fish the par 4 from the blues and stay away from the green on the par 3. Also, get out of the way when someone is teeing off, not everyone that plays golf, can actually play golf.

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That pond is right in the middle of a golf course?!?!   I would base my fishing on hole locations and expected speed of the golf balls I might get hit with.   With that said I’d only fish the very top,  bottom right or middle left sections of the picture.  

 

I would assume that pond is man made and is ~6 feet deep.  I’d try to target any sctructure or fountains.  

 

Fore!!

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9 minutes ago, jbsoonerfan said:

I'd fish the par 4 from the blues and stay away from the green on the par 3. Also, get out of the way when someone is teeing off, not everyone that plays golf, can actually play golf.

 

5 minutes ago, Deeare said:

That pond is right in the middle of a golf course?!?!   I would base my fishing on hole locations and expected speed of the golf balls I might get hit with.   With that said I’d only fish the very top,  bottom right or middle left sections of the picture.  

 

I would assume that pond is man made and is ~6 feet deep.  I’d try to target any sctructure or fountains.  

 

Fore!!

The golf course is closed every Monday so that's when I go fishing.

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1 minute ago, Joshua van Wyk said:

 

The golf course is closed every Monday so that's when I go fishing.

Then fish the entire thing

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I would try a jerkbait this time of year. I have also done well on golf course ponds with with a Neko Rig this time of year. It’s small enough that you can cover the whole pond until you find them. Good luck!

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5 minutes ago, Bassguytom said:

I would try a jerkbait this time of year. I have also done well on golf course ponds with with a Neko Rig this time of year. It’s small enough that you can cover the whole pond until you find them. Good luck!

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Live worm and a sand chair in the bunker behind the green. If it's hot, get some ice tea and don't forget sun block.

 

Oh, if I'm playing toward that green, get out of the way, my golf ball always finds the sand...or the drink for that mater. :D

 

Hope this helps you enjoy your outing. :)

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Early in the year i find that a white or black grub on a mushroom head jig swam along just off the bottom, or hopped is killer. just cast towards the middle and let it fall then hop it or swim it, A ned head works well for this as well.

Another option is a weightless wacky rig, with either a 4 or 5 inch stick bait. in a black blue flake or grn pumpkin. just cast it to any sight fish (if you see any) or cast it off of any points and work the sides of the point from deep to shallow. The best retrieve ive found is a twitch- (reel in the slack so it falls on tight line or semi slack) then let it fall or a twitch-twitch pause.

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