Pond Fishing for Bass

What tips can you tell me for pond fishing for bass?

I am going to make some assumptions to define the term “pond fishing”. It has been my experience that most ponds are small, clear bodies of water that are fished quite often by anglers of a variety of skills. In most ponds you are angling for bass that have seen many different kinds of presentations. If they have reached a large size it is because they have learned to avoid being caught. These fish are generally very wary and must be approached in that manner. I will start with equipment. I recommend using fluorocarbon line in the four pound test class. Fluorocarbon line is much clearer than monofilament. Since bass do not have teeth you do not need to worry about the line being cut. To compensate of the light line you will need a high quality reel with a very effective drag system. You will also need a high quality rod blank that will allow you to fight a large fish with such light line. Keep your artificial lures on the small side. Typically bass in ponds eat many small meals. This is contradictory to bass in large lakes that eat less but generally much larger creatures. When selecting a location try to find an area that is less fished than normal. If this means moving off a trail and fighting your way through brush to reach an area so be it. You want to do whatever you can whenever possible to reach areas that lazy anglers do not attempt to fish.


Dan Eggertsen is a fellow bass fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on bass fishing since 2004.

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