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Fishing Ponds and Lakes - Seasonal Approaches

 

Fishing in your home ponds is the best way to learn how to use different lures, how they work, how the fish react to them.

 

Believe me the big Bass will let you know real quick and faster in a small pond; a lot sooner than in a large lake.

 

Not only will you be able to change up the presentation, you can make subtle changes in the way you’re working the Bass Lure.

 

seasonal approaches for ponds and lakes

 

In the picture I have provided, I have showed you what I am looking at and thinking. It goes back to the article I wrote on "What I Look For at a Lake". If you missed that article go back and read it to learn a lot of good information.

 

Early spring, I am looking for early grass, pads, trees, stumps, and grass flats, do not think the bass won’t be biting just because it might still be cool outside. The bass are already thinking about  what they call Pre-Spawn. This is where they are making their way from the deep water that they have been holding in all winter and preparing to make their beds for the females to lay the eggs.

 

I am thinking a spinnerbait that will cover a lot of water no matter if it is stained or murky is the bait to use. Work the side of logs, outer edges of grass or pads.

 

On your spinnerbait, the blades play a big part:

 

  1. Colorado blade: Rounded and heavy cupped. This blade makes the max in Vibration. 
  2. Indiana Blade: Looks like a teardrop, this blade work great in stained water and when you double up on the blades try a different one for the other blade. 
  3. Willow Blade: This is a little longer blade that produces Max flash and looks more like a real bait fish. 

 

Also the blades come in different colors like Nickle, Gold, and painted ones. Mix and match them to get the one that work best for you.

 

The skirts also come in different colors and my advice is start off with white and chartreuse and white, they work the best for me.
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