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Hi! im fishing this pond with pretty small bass, mostly 1-3 pounders. Do you guys think a 5" plastic worm rigged Texas (weightless) on a 4/0 worm hook is small enough to catch 1 pounders?

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A 5" worm should serve you very well.

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I would be throwing a 3/16 oz chartreuse white spinnerbait, but im on a spinnerbait kick. What your using sounds good, but the hook sounds kinda big

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try using some inline spinners like roostertails or Mepps

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Rooster tail, 3in senko wacky rigged (catches big fish too)

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If I were actually trying to catch small bass,

I'd probably throw a T-rigged 4" finesse worm or a Wordens Rooster Tail.

(Back in the day, we've caught our share of Jersey runts on CP Swings and ABU reflexes).

Roger

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The worm will definitely work. Some other good pond baits are:

1/8 black finesse jig

inline spinner (blue fox gold)

3" wacky senko

4" tiny brush hog / shakey head

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thanks guys. I'll use a 3/0 hook instead. Does jigs get hung up alot? The pond i fish in have some heavy cover during summer.

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Might try a 4 inch Powewr Bait worm with a 1/0 hook or a small square bill crank bait.

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Baby brush hog weightless or t-rigged, finesse worm weightless twitch it back or t-rigged, small crank baits, small jigs, small poppers, small jerkbaits small everthing!!!

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Im using a 5" berkley powerbait shaky worm. The bass dont hit top water now, they are either looking for mate or bedding. The pond im fishing is only 2-4' deep

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try the booyah pond magic spinner bait(about $3 at walmart) i love they there small enough to get some 1 pounders bass to have some fun and also small enough that the big guys cant resist a nice easy meal caught plenty of 1-3 pounders and also my record 5.2 pounder on them. try the white one first

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Everything in my tacklebox will slay the dinks, but may i suggest a s/k bitsy tube or a 4" worm on a slider head...

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the same lures you would use on "regular" bass. Most people think that you have to down size in ponds, but I find the opposite true. I would recomend a 3/8 ounce booyah spinnerbait in what ever color you like, a trick worm rigged any way you like. shoot even try something like a magic swimmer or a TT or BBZ shad. The biggest thing is to try and match the forage.

-gk

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A wacky rigged 4" senko will catch small bass nicely. That would be my go to for your situation.

Your finesse worm should work to...1lb bass are greedy.

If the wind picks up I've had a ton of luck in ponds with a small spinnerbait like the booyah pond version. I swapped the blade for something slightly bigger..... it fires them up!

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I went fishing today... Bass are just entering post spawn period now around the pond. I saw 3 beds the other day, and all of them are now empty. Tried 5" berkley watermelon shaky worm with no hits. Switched to Yum's 3" green pumpkin grub, got 1 hit no hook ups :( I used a 3/0 hook. What should i try next time? I'll try to get some spinners next time i visit the tackle shop. But as of now, i have 5" watermelon shaky worms, 3" greenpumpkin grub, 3" berkley tiger power grubs, crankbaits from 2"-4", 2" swimbaits, 2" grubs, 3" berkley trout worms. 1.5" white tubes.

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btw the pond range from 2 to 4 feet deep

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Smaller bass are usually more aggressive in my experience. If the worm is all you're using, depending on worm design and thickness, the rig should work. Sinker size is as important but I guess you would have asked if you weren't sure.

Its a finesse worm i believe. Its a berkley 5" shaky worm.

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