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Go to page 2 in the section and read "Bank Fishing vs Boat Fishing"  from yesterday.

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Get a buzzbait and throw it parallel to the bank.Reel it just fast enough to keep it on top.

And don't set the hook until you feel the fish pulling!It's real hard not to jerk when you see the first explosion but keep your cool and just keep reeling.If he is actually on there,then you will know when to set the hook.

I would also try some plastic worms.In natural colors.You really cant go wrong with a plastic worm in a pond.

And in the majority of ponds that I fish,the main meal for the bass in it, is minnows and/or bluegill.Any type Rapala floating minnow should get you some action.

Be sure to change it up,let the fish tell you what they like.

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Big stick of TnT and throw it in the middle...lol  Pick up what doesn't swim away...lol  Just Kidding.  Just like the others said, there is a paige to bank fishing you might enjoy reading.

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Any suggestions on good techniques for pond fishing? Don't have a boat yet   >:(

I do a lot of pond fishing from shore and I will give you some generalities of what works for me.

  • If you have visible cover and/or structure that you can target, fish it thoroughly.

  • If you don't have targets, move a lot and cover a lot of water until you learn where the action is.

  • Get out there as often as you can.

  • Try to be there at higher percentage times, like dawn, dusk and cloudy days.

  • Be stealthy; don't go stomping around right at the shoreline.

  • Don't rule out any lures; just about any category of lure will work under the right conditions.

Good luck.

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Yeah, be stealthy.  I normally fish pond banks standing 5 feet or more from the waterline.  I grew up fishing ponds and creeks... and even now I can still sneak up on a fish or 3!!  Lot's of fun. ;D  I also find that small spinnerbaits like spinning grubs and such work well in ponds.  But like others said, natural colored plastics ( I especially like black with white stripe K&E Bass stoppers) and green or cinnamon colored Yamasenko's.  Senko's are my all time favorite baits.

Mike

I also have an old aluminum boat that needs a little work.  Transom wood is rotten and needs to be replaced.  Can be had with a merc. 9.9 hp outboard and oars if you are interested.  Make me an offer!!  Even comes with a trailer.

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Check out "the clinic", I wrote a short piece on pond fishing.

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Hello, I am new to this site, and I am an avid pond fisher dude. You might want to consider these things ...

Always throw ahead of the direction you are travelling when fishing ponds! This will get you more strikes than ever. I have had good success fishing in a "rainbow" pattern. Pond Bass are very sensitive to movement on the shore line... So, avoid stepping on branches and setting your tackle box down really hard. If fishing with another chump, make sure he's not "wasting your area" so to speak by stomping around ahead of you.

I have pond fished the last fifteen years without a boat and have had much success without one.

The best all-around "consistent" lure has been (believe it or not) a Mepps #5 Gold spinner with the yellow/red tail. Go figure! I started using this as a back-up lure after my brother turned me on to it. But, then I was catching large amounts of varied fish, even huge Bass! You can find Mepps at any Wal-Mart. The #5 gives me the exact weight for proper distance.. Flutter or vibration it makes in the water.. Great color ...  a very sharp treble hook that's hidden and easily sets in the mouth .. AND .. Best of all ... you don't have to be a Pro to rig it! It's all set-up and ready to go.  

Sometimes when the Mepps hits the water just right ... it makes a "smack" sound that drives the bigger Bass wild!

Just make sure you carry more than one of these deadly weapons along, you will kick yourself if you lose one and don't have back-up when they are striking.

Have fun!

Polish-Pro

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Wear drab clothing "green, brown or tan" try to stay lower to the ground and try to keep noise to a minnimum. Use smaller lures unless you know the pond has big fish in it. Cast parallel to the bank. Make several casts to the same spots. It doesn't take long to cover the small body of water.

Tight Lines,

Fatdaddy151

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Just a couple as you can see I usually wear camo. Stealth is a must. From experience, don't throw anything you don't want lose. It hard to get those Lucky Craft's back without a boat. I am not saying it's impossible, just hard.

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