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First post here so I wanna say hello to everyone.  Been lurking on the board for awhile reading and learning.  I have picked up some great fish tips and know I will learn more so thanks for that.

 I live on the oregon coast and I happen to live right near a ton of small ponds and decent sized lakes that are in the oregon sand dune area.  They are accessible only by 4x4 or atv so they dont see a ton of pressure.  I was teaching my daughter to ride her ATV and took a break near a small pond.  Maybe a 100 yards long by 40 wide at best.  I was actually looking some bluegill but ended up catching some bass on a little hunk of night crawler.  So I threw on a senko and casted into some lilly pads out in the middle of the pond.  No sooner had it hit the water then I picked up a 2lb bass ;D.  Got him threw the lilly's.  Casted back out and hooked a larger fish but he busted my line by tangling it in the lilly pads.  This happened quite a bit I would hook a fish he'd run me into the lilly's and somehow be able to work himself off the hook.  Any advice on how to fish this pond better?  Different lures?   It is fairly shallow at the bank then drops off to maybe 10feet or a tad deeper in the middle where the lilly's were.

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6lb maxima chamo type.  I have been fishing smallies in the river alot on ultra to medium light poles.  So thats why I am only 6lb right now.

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      You nead to get a a heavier rod and rig it up with some 20lb. Fireline.  I would use a Texas rigged Worm in Red Shad.  Use about a 3/16 oz. bullet wieght and a 7inch worm.  A Senko or spinnerbait will also work.  If the fish are not pressured they should be willing to bite. Have fun!

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try getting ur hands on any type of frog lures (strike king and snag proof is highly recommended)

cast them on to the lillies and twitch em off, pausing when they're in between lillies

this technique could be dynamite on a little pond like that

good luck

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First of all welcome. You will find some great people here.

It sounds like you could throw an old shoe with a hook on it and bring back a bass. I fished a pond like that when I lived in Grants Pass back in 95. The best thing for you to do is what Pond-pro said. Get a medium heavy rod and good reel and put some heavier line on it. That should give you some muscle to be able to get them out of the pads. For fun get some type of frog lure and hook it weedless skim it over the lily pads.

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 Thanks guys I will get some heavier gear.  I went back again with the same set-up and skipped a senko right over top of the lilly's and got a few bass that way, only had one bust off.  I'll be able to fish it slower when I get the heavier gear.  I also did well on a floating rapalla.  Just casted it right to the edge of the weeds and twitched it.  If I couldnt get anything to hit I'd just real it in fast and jerk it, and I got a number of bass that way. ;D

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Sooo fun to fish a pond that never gets any action.  They'll hit a bare hook almost.  If you're going to be fishing there fairly often, I'd definitely invest in some bigger tackle.  I'd imagine there's some pretty nice bass in there.  I'd try to find a respectable 6'6" or 7' med/hvy action rod and a nice baitcaster or spinning reel.  Everyone has a personal preference but I like 12-14lb. test on something like that, even bigger if you're a good caster.  Top water is a blast to experience.  I'd hit it with some Strike King Grass Frogs, maybe a buzzbait, or a Heddon Zara Spook, Rapala floating minnow, possibilites are really endless.  Have a great time.  Welcome to our board.

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