Three Tips for Bass Fishing in Small Ponds

Advantages to Bass Fishing in Small Ponds

There are several advantages associated with fishing in small ponds that you simply can’t get anywhere else. For one thing, small ponds are more private than lakes, rivers and reservoirs so, you can sit back and relax while fishing with very few interruptions. Plus, you don’t have to worry about anyone else scaring the fish away or drawing the bass in their direction away from your line.

Bass are usually easier to find in a pond because there are only so many places they can be. In the spring, they are closer to the outer banks where they are easier to reach but you can also cast your line to the center and move around the pond to cover all areas. For this reason, it really doesn’t matter if they are close to the edge or in the middle of the water.

If you’re fishing in a large pond and you have access to a small boat or canoe, you can take it out to the middle where you can take advantage of the whole area.

The weather will play a big role in how the bass respond to your bait when fishing in a pond just like it does when you’re fishing in a lake or river. There are times when the bass will be more responsive than others and you can find the best time to fish by going out during different conditions to discover when you get the best results.

Some ponds are designed where you can wade into the water and fish. If you have this opportunity it’s a great way to get your line into the areas where the bass will be the most plentiful. Nevertheless, you need to be careful when wading out into a pond because many of them drop off suddenly and some of them drop off very close to the edge.

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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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