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farm pond fishing this time of year?

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See you are in NC, so we are close geography wise.  I am in Chapel Hill.

I was out on my pond yesterday and it looks like the males are moving up right now - feeding and getting the beds ready.  I was catching yesterday on small slow moving cranks and swimbaits around structure and grass in 3 to 4 feet of water.

Eddie

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I was out sunday when it was warm and the sun was out, cought 7 bass and 2 bluegill, one bluegill was 1.5lb, the bass were small, but i was using a small tube.

This was on the pond out back of my condo, the problem with the senkos or anything that touches the botton will instantly be covered in algae.

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Farm ponds up here are still frozen, so i would grab a hockey stick and some pucks  ;)

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A 1/16 oz marabou jig fished 3 to 6 ft under a small float will catch anything that swims in a pond even if it is frozen. If it is windy, try to locate yourself so the wind is at your back which will aid in casting and hooksetting. Apply some scent as well and fish near the corners of the dam close to deep water.

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I fish some ponds down Pender county way and have always had good succes with 4" Zoom dead ringers.......Rouges and buzzbzits have produced well also......

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See you are in NC, so we are close geography wise. I am in Chapel Hill.

I was out on my pond yesterday and it looks like the males are moving up right now - feeding and getting the beds ready. I was catching yesterday on small slow moving cranks and swimbaits around structure and grass in 3 to 4 feet of water.

Eddie

yep went to the pond yesterday with some case worms unweighted and the little males were very shallow. right up against the bank.. they were young males too. i only caught one fish on the worm and he inhaled it. ill bet he wasnt but 7 inches long lol.. june bug color... those case worms work wonderful for smallies up in the new river

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Honestly depends on how warm the pond is and then whats the natural food source. I get a ton of hits on warm days of dark colored buzz baits and then on the "storm live action" minnows and bait fish lures. Spinners work well for me too. All in all, its hard to wrong in a pond!

I caught this fish last Saturday the 7th and it was on a black buzz bait! It was a nice 3lb fish, my only regret is not having some one with me to help take the picture lol

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Just fished one today.  I would suggest you try casting parallel to the banks.  Started out throwing a white in-line spinner, like a rooster tail, then switched to 4" zoom chartreuse pepper dead ringer and also used small bream colored rattletrap.  Tore 'em up!  Think I caught about 30 in the 2-4 lb. range.  Best day I've had in a while!  We've got a front coming through tonight and with clouds and nice wind, who could ask for more!  Best of luck!

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Just fished one today.  I would suggest you try casting parallel to the banks.  Started out throwing a white in-line spinner, like a rooster tail, then switched to 4" zoom chartreuse pepper dead ringer and also used small bream colored rattletrap.  Tore 'em up!  Think I caught about 30 in the 2-4 lb. range.  Best day I've had in a while!  We've got a front coming through tonight and with clouds and nice wind, who could ask for more!  Best of luck!

ughh.. he's right.

as much as i dislike fishing them, inline spinners (i.e. rooster tails) work really well in most ponds in general, especially this time of year.

Depending on depth, clarity, etc, try a jerkbait, cuz theyre more fun (IMO) to fish than inline spinners. I also agree with fishing parallel to the banks to really stir things up this time of year, with the already-bedding hogs particularly. After sunset, center in on any fish busting at the surface, fool em with a buzzbait (dark color).

And yea, Senkos are going to work regardless. :P

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I would suggest you try casting parallel to the banks.

This is VERY GOOD ADVICE to any shore angler.  All to often, shore anglers cast straight out, not realizing their bait is only in the zone for a very small percentage of the time.  The only time you would want to cast out far from shore is if there was some piece of structure you are targeting.  Use a feel type bait to paint a mental picture of whats under the surface, and plan you're best angle of attack.

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I like using a 1/16oz mushroom head jig with a 4" Power Worm in black. A slow lift and drop retrieve works well, and usually gets hit on the fall. If you can fish froma dock, casting parallel to the inside weededge works too. Different colrs work also, although I havent found color to be the determining factor on whether or not the fish will stike it.

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Can't go wrong with a Rooster Tail, that is for sure.  I also like to use a Cavitron Buzz Bait, either in white or black.  Have had some luck with frogs and the Rage Tail Anaconda as well.  For colors I have good luck on dark and light colored baits.

As mentioned the key is to cast parallel to the bank so that your lure stays in the strike zone longer.

Later, :)

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