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you see i got a pretty big pond close to the house that i fish every chance i get and i was wonderin if there is really a difference between that and a lake.

i mean how the bass act...

thanks for the help

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Patterning bass is, IMO, not that much different on a big lake than it is on a pond. The only difference is on a big lake it can be harder to pinpoint exactly where the bass are. Just remember when confronted with a big 1,000+ acre lake that 90% of the bass are in 10% of the water.

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I fish a pond about 8 nights per week and use it as a place to test out the baits that I will use on the bigger bodies of water.  The fish are all in the same mode and this helps me to pattern them as well.

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I don't know how big the pond you're talking about is, but in small farm ponds I always have better luck with downsized baits.  I don't know why, but the big lures just don't seem to get bit in these little ponds.  The fish aren't any smaller (some of my biggest bass have come out of farm ponds) they just seem to prefer smaller lures.  My go-to baits in farm ponds are Booyah pond magic spinnerbaits, strike king red-eye mini king spinnerbaits, and strike king bitsy flip jigs.

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I can answer this as a fact, not just another opinion: Bass have no options on a pond but to search the entire body of water for prey. Until you have fished a pond extensively and determined that there are certain areas that are never productive, every inch has potential. The biggest bass I have ever seen in person, alive or mounted, was caught on what might apear to be the least potentialy productive part of a pond, the Secret Pond. That is rarely the case on a lake.

I wholeheartedly concur with the 90/10 rule on lakes, but not on ponds.

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I can answer this as a fact, not just another opinion: Bass have no options on a pond but to search the entire body of water for prey. Until you have fished a pond extensively and determined that there are certain areas that are never productive, every inch has potential. The biggest bass I have ever seen in person, alive or mounted, was caught on what might apear to be the least potentialy productive part of a pond, the Secret Pond. That is rarely the case on a lake.

I wholeheartedly concur with the 90/10 rule on lakes, but not on ponds.

Ditto!!

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Well... i think that there is not much diff.

except who your fishing with cuz i hear he is AWESOME and makes u look bad therefore hurting your confidence

so try to practice some...OK :P

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I fish a pond about 8 nights per week and use it as a place to test out the baits that I will use on the bigger bodies of water. The fish are all in the same mode and this helps me to pattern them as well.

8 nights a week, huh?  Man, I want to live where you live!  Where can I get a new calendar?  

LOL Just messin with ya!

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The bass in my favorite ponds are a lot like those in lakes WITH THE SAME FEATURES!! That is a very important factor. My pond (actually 3 of them) are all different. One is shallow and always dark with minimal structure. The other is deep and weedless on one end and deep and weedy on the other. The last, and my favorite is about 5 acres, and has a distinct weed patch with pockets and bottom features, and tall thin weeds in the middle, and almost no weeds but lots of bottom features on the other end. It also has a "secret" cove that is hard to reach, but is productive. I can pattern them in the ponds, but i hardly find areas like this in a lake.

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