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Old 09-20-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
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Cool Largemouth bass pond fishing!

I've been fishing a mid size pond, about a 3 acre pond, for largemouth and can only seem to get them to hit a top water frog. I know there's BIG bass in there but can only seem to get the smaller 1-2 pounders to bite!! Any suggestions on how, when or what to fish to get the big boys to bite? The pond has thick weeds with small pockets of open water. I usually hit those pockets and pick up a couple small ones but still can't seem to get the big ones interested!! Any thoughts?? Thank Chad

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Old 09-20-2012, 03:32 PM   #2
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I would refer you to http://www.ifish.net/board/showthread.php?t=420883 for some great tips. Look this over and if you have more questions, ask then.
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:47 PM   #3
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Default Re: Largemouth bass pond fishing!

Try fishing this pond at night! Or when we get a major cool down period! The bass will bite just as they did in the spring before the spawn! Black spinner baits , brush hogs with a brass and glass bead. I would suggest fishing this pond early and late in the year and suspect you will do much better. Night fishing a frog under a full moon is amazing!
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:17 PM   #4
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try a swimbait in the morning or evening
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:35 PM   #5
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Cool! Thank you all for your knowledge! I will try it. Anything that I fish has to be weedless because the weeds r thick.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:16 PM   #6
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Its true. Big baits do catch big fish. Big weedless swimbait to keep the dinks away...although they will still hassle a large swimmie on occasion. GL.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:27 PM   #7
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Cool! Thank you all for your knowledge! I will try it. Anything that I fish has to be weedless because the weeds r thick.
You don't have to do weedless, if you do a top water swimbait, poppers or rapalas. Blackbass is right, frogs @ night r amazing.

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Old 09-21-2012, 09:12 AM   #8
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what color frogs do you guys throw at night? black?
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:38 AM   #9
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Black or purple frogs at night ! Any color works at night!
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:13 PM   #10
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i found that a green scum frog with white/ char tail gets the bigger ones to explode out of the water!!
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:08 PM   #11
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If this is a shallow pond odds are the water has a very low oxygen content this late in the summer and the big ones get pretty lethargic. As the temps start to cool more cool your odds will improve. Right after a couple days of cool rain will help as well. Nightime will be best, the darker the better and it is a shame you cant use a large shiner or minnow and be legal. Next best would be an unweighted LARGE nightcrawler hooked in the middle and left to wiggle, squiggle and squirm ever so teasingly pitched into those pockets as it slowly falls toward the bottom of the pond. If it gets there untouched let it lay a few minutes and if no action move it ever so slowly a couple inches at a time pausing for a minute or so in between. Keep probing those pockets and you will find him ,,,
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:36 AM   #12
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The big ones are laying in the thick of the grass mats. They are there because the oxygen content is highest there, they are shaded form high sun, the grass offers excellent ambush points and they get harassed very little by fishermen. use your frog right over the top to the grass mats, not just the open pockets. Also try using a heavy bullet weight that can punch through the grass mats and get your worm or other bait to the bottom. Your chances of dangling that bait in front of a larger bass increase.
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