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I have been fishing this pretty decent sized pond here lately.  And I have caught quite a few bass out of it.  But the thing is they have all been rather small ie 1-1.5 lbs.  I have heard that people have pulled 4 and 5 pounders out of here.  I was wondering what do yall look for when your trying to find the big uns...Thanks..Mike

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Don't worry! Be patient! I like to fish lures or baits that other people around the pond don't. All of the big 4-5 pounders I've caught at my local pond have been caught in the shallows. Also, they were either caught early morning or at dusk. Your time will come! I can feel it! ;)  Oh!  I meant to mention that right before and during the beginning of a rain storm I've caught and missed some lunkers.  Just cause it's raining the fish don't stop eating. Try the shallows during these time also!

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You will catch bigger fish on soft plastics, Senko, tubes, Ika and lizards in deeper water. Cast parallel to the bank, five to ten yards off the bank and work your baits slowly. I wrote a piece a week or so ago on pond fishing on a thread in this section called "the clinic". Check it out.

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Here is what I do. I look and I mean really look at the lake. You want to look for the best cover or structure in the lake. You need to find areas inside of areas or cover inside of the cover. This is what I mean. Deep or shallow figure out what is the prime cover or structure. In shallow water it could be weedline or stump row maybe a rock bank. Try to figure out what part of it is different and offers the best of the best cover. It could be that one stump is bigger or sits away from the others or sits in deeper water or next to a drop off. That one difference will draw a bigger fish to it. In deep water it could be an irregular feature, a small knob that jets out off of a point or one part will be deeper or offer some sort of cover. You try to locate prime spots within the spot. On laydowns or even standing timber the largest branch or the heart of the trunk will hold the biggest fish. In standing timber it might be the largest tree or the one sitting in deeper water or closest to the dropoff. Sometimes its where two forms of cover come together. You might be fishing cat tails then on one side there might be pads. You might be fishing buck bushes and then right next one group of them is some deeper water or some sort of weeds. When two forms of cover or structure come together this by itself will hold a bigger fish.

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Don't worry! Be patient! I like to fish lures or baits that other people around the pond don't. All of the big 4-5 pounders I've caught at my local pond have been caught in the shallows. Also, they were either caught early morning or at dusk. Your time will come! I can feel it! ;) Oh! I meant to mention that right before and during the beginning of a rain storm I've caught and missed some lunkers. Just cause it's raining the fish don't stop eating. Try the shallows during these time also!

Same here! At a farm pond owned by friends of mine's childhood friends, there are tons of little 13 inchers always willing to bite. If you see you're catching them on a certain lure in a certain spot, move to a different spot with a different lure or vise-versa. I actually like to fish for bigger bass, ESPECIALLY in the rain at that pond. It seems as if they become more active, being as all that oxygen is being added to the water. Just put up your hood and fish!;)

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