How do I catch bass in ponds?

There are a bunch of small ponds by my house and I want to catch bass in them. How would you recommend I do it?

Bass fishing in ponds is a great pastime of many individual up and down the country. In fact, some bass fishing enthusiasts find it more enjoyable than fishing in rivers and on lakes. However, if you want to catch bass on ponds near your home, you need to examine a number of factors before even attempting it for the best possible results. For example, what is the nature of the pond? Is it deep? If it is then are there vegetative areas or nooks and crannies that the bass can hide in? If there are then you need to tailor your fishing style to them. In cooler termperatures you will need to fish deep and in the vegetation for bass. You will also need to be patient because the action will be much slower than you may be used to. One important aspect of fishing in pools is that you have the right equipment. For example, if there is a lot of vegetation around then you will need to tailor your lures to that. Weedless lures are perfect for use in ponds because they will not get stuck in the reeds and underwater greenery. Instead, they will skim the surface quite nicely and will attract the bass as well. The bass in ponds do tend to have unique habits so it may take a couple of days of fishing to work out what they actually do when you’re fishing out there. This is as good an excuse as any for fishing so make the most of it!

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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