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Hello, i am new to this site. i was just wondering how i would find out if there were big bass in the pond next to my house. the first time i ever found out there were bass in there was when i caught one when i was trying to catch a trout. i have been using a rooster tail ever since. those have been very successful for me. i have been catching little 1-2 pounders. how would i find out if there are bigger ones in there?? Should i switch to a plastic?? i have heard that there are big bass in the very back. it is a pretty small pond, but opens up to a large shallow marsh. any help would be appreciated.

kyler

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I'm assuming you're fishing from shore, in which case I don't know how to find out except by the old-fashioned way. Put in a lot of time, cover a lot of water, fish different seasons, weather conditions, times of day, and use a variety of lures.

I have a pond I've just fished for little more than one full season. Out of more than 200 bass caught, I've got only two that were over 14". I think it's reasonable to assume there's not many big ones. Another pond I regularly catch good-size bass.

If there are big ones and you fish enough, chances are you'd tie into a few.

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Thanks for the info. The problem with me fishing in different seasons is that in Washington we only get to fish for like 3 or 4 months and thats it. i wish i could fish more, but the law wont let me. should i switch to a spinner instead of the rooster tail? whats the difference between a spinner and a buzzbait? what kind of a lure should i use if i am fishing in the weeds?

kyler

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A spinnerbait isnt a topwater bait, it doesnt make alot of noise like a buzz either, A buzzbait splashes across the water but can be put under the water. Both are great to use. Hope i cleared that up somewhat.

                                                                                           Stickling

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if it's possible throw a buzzbait at night in the summer out there and if there's a big bass in there it will whack it!!!especially if it has never seen a buzzbait before!!!

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The problem with me fishing in different seasons is that in Washington we only get to fish for like 3 or 4 months and thats it. i wish i could fish more, but the law wont let me.

kyler

What corner of Washington do you live in?   ???

FYI - bass fishing is open year 'round in Washington state.  There is not bass fishing "season". Some of the smaller lakes are closed during the winter, but that's the only restriction.  All the bigger lakes are open for bass fishing.

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i live in western Washington. all the ponds and lakes around here are really small. like the pond by my house. i cant start bass fishing untill i think the end or march or april. it really stinks. are you familiar with crescent lake in purdy?? ive heard that the lake is open year round, and ive also heard that its not. do you know weather it is or not??

kyler

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       i agree with dodgeguy,during the summer throw a buzzbait either right before daybreak or just after it turns dark, these are great feeding times for giant bass    catbird48

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At my local state park pond, the two largest bass I caught were on a plastic crawfish in the evening and a crankbait in the morning.  Good luck and go get 'em !!!

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According to the WA Dept. of Wildlife website, it's open from the last Saturday in April to October 31.

Since you're in the area, you might want to try Long Lake in Port Orchard.  It's open year 'round.

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I would recommend fishing the entire pond, parallel to the bank with a 6" Senko, weedless and weightless.  I fish several ponds, incliding public parks that you wouldn't think could hold big bass- WRONG!  Be patient, fish slow.

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well to be frank im not a guru, but i wuold try using small double blade spinner bait. but thats because

im rather partial to spinner baits.

i would thro it parallel to the banks and reel in kind of slow and repeat several times befor  leaving the

spot.

the bigger bass will come into the shallows in the evening  to feed, and i have had lots of success

doing this but i always use silver blades and even

wait untill sundown and fish untill after dark to stop

if you dont have an open mind to fishing in the dark

and prefere day light hours watch find a routine

that works for the time & season  and toy with it making little changes and keep to it untill u find the one that slayes them. after a while you might get lucky set into a real lunker

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