Five Secrets About Bass Farm Pond Fishing

Use a Small Boat – If the pond is large enough to put a boat on, then you should use a boat that is small and that does not require a huge motor to run it.  The chances that there is a boat ramp to accommodate a larger boat are going to be slim anyway.  A small row boat with a trolling motor is the most that is going to be needed on a pond.  If at all possible, keep the trolling motor off as much as possible while fishing in order to keep the fish calm as the noise is going to agitate them as described above.  Keep the trolling motor on low when moving about the pond.  In most cases, the trolling motor is not going to be able to be used anyway do to the nature of ponds.  Using a paddle to row the boat is a much better option but should still be used quietly as well.

Check the Temperature of the Water – Just as when fishing in the larger lakes, the temperature of the water is going to determine the area that the bass are going to be located at.  Bass prefer cooler waters so when the surface temperature is hot, fish deeper for the bass.  If the surface water is cool and it is cool outside, then the bass are going to be located in the more shallow waters.  If going out in the morning or staying out in to the dusk hours, then make sure to change up the fishing according to how warm or cool the water gets with the sun.

Use the Right Bait and Lures – OK, this may seem obvious, but it is even more important when fishing in a pond than in a lake.  A large lake is going to offer more of a variety of food for the bass to eat.  They are going to strike on a wider variety of baits.  In a small pond, there is not going to be this variety and the bass are not going to strike on just anything.

You can use your most expensive crankbaits and the bass are going to watch it go by as they are not going to know that it is supposed to be hit on.  Use more natural baits and lures such as frogs when the fish are shallow and sticking to the lily pads and jigs when fishing deeper.

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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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