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Old 03-05-2012, 01:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to start to learn a little more about Bass fishing and my plan is to start fishing the local ponds around my house and office over lunch this spring and summer. I have never targeted bass before and have been fishing for walleye for a number of years. My question is what would you use on the smaller ponds? Looking to piece together a small bag and just use it for bass fishing.

What should I try?

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Old 03-05-2012, 01:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Tubes, tubes, tubes. Green, brown, pumpkin. 2 1/2 and 3 inch with a plain lead jighead inside. Early spring through the first part of summer the crawdads are starting to come out and you can't go wrong with em. Fish slow on the bottom and jig them in like a crawdad swims.
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Get some Senkos, zara spooks or frogs, tubes, and some rapala crankbaits. Those will allow you fish most areas of the water and will work for a lot of situations.
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senkos in watermelon from 3 in to 5 in
Rapala floating (I prefer jointed) or shad raps
Poppers
Frogs
Spinnerbaits
Buzzbaits

These lures will catch you most bass in smaller ponds around here for the most part.  Some baits work better than others, depending on the pond and how often it sees pressure, weather conditions, forage base, etc.    Always practice cnr for bass in smaller ponds.
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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1st, buy this Fishful Thinker dvd, and watch all 3 (at least the 1st 2) episodes of "Evelolution of a Bass Angler"
http://fishfulthinker.com/single.php?p=294

Also, check out this blog
http://www.coloradocasters.com/

Use the "search" this site for reports by mattsabasser and the Mad Catter

Get yourself some polorized sunglasses, pliers, and plastics.

You'll be good to go

Like Dave said please practice catch and release. Also, don't hold Bass horizontally without supporting tail end. Good Luck
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Dude, if you can catch walleye, bass should be no big thing.

Bass eat crawfish, panfish, trout, and whatever "falls in" locally.

Toss that stuff, and you will be golden.

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Dude, if you can catch walleye, bass should be no big thing.

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?!?!?! DUDE... bass are waaaayyyyy smarter! Just ask zman.
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I think I have been misquoted...taken out of context!...

And leave me out of your walleye bass wars...I have enough of my own problems...
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?!?!?! DUDE... bass are waaaayyyyy smarter! Just ask zman.
When z catches a state record walleye the same way he caught a then state record bass....I'll be convinced...until then let's all find some common ground and agree that both bass and walleye are smarter than zman...
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Yeah, bass are smarter than walleye, even the half idiot northern strain that we have here. But walleye are so shy and indecisive much of the time that catching them can be a trick for some people. So like I said, if he can target walleye with success I think bass will be doable.

I remain unconvinced that the reaction bite is as big a factor in catching walleye. Bass bite for more reasons and in more conditions, IMO. I could be wrong about that, it is just my take on things. Walleye may not be as clever as a bass, but walleye give you less shots than bass do.

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