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I went back to the mud pond this morning and the weather and bite were awesome. The fish were gorging themselves like crazy on shad which turned into a good crank bait bite for me. I caught 7 total, none under 2.5lbs. Best five fish were 3-5, 3-0, 4-2, 4-6, 4-9 for a total of 19lbs 6oz. That's a personal best on a limit of bass for me fishing solo in the yak. I had a blast out there today. Those fish fight like mad. My wrist was actually getting sore from 3.5 hours of cranking. Here are a few pics.

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6162636A65627F633A390D0 said:
I'm not from Austin and don't know what da pond is.  Could you please enlighten me?  Thanks.
Doubt that will happen Longhorn... that's why he referred to it as "da pond" ;)

Nice job D, how come when I come out there they won't bite?
How deep of a diver were you throwing?

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2F3435313D3233313D325C0 said:
Nice job D, how come when I come out there they won't bite?
How deep of a diver were you throwing?

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LH- Was using a medium diver, model A bouncing off the bottom. I just got lucky this last week. I get skunked out there 1 out of 3 trips....but when they're biting it can be rewarding.

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When pond fishing got tough for me in the past, I usually would throw a Texas rigged, 6 or 8 inch Watermelon-Red Lizard. Slow move it across the bottom. Ponds cool down faster than deep water lakes. So, the fish seem to slow down, too. IMO Best to fish the afternoon, shallow where the sun has warmed the water up.

Robert

Found this interesting article:
"Bass fishing in winter months can be very tough. Like humans and all other animals bass do not like to move much in the winter and like to store up on food to avoid having to hunt as often. The key to catching bass in the winter is to use large baits and fish them very slow. Brush hogs tend to work well in the winter months when bass fishing. A large jig or chatterbair with a pork trailer will also do the trick. If a bass is going to have to move around a lot in the cold water the treat better be worth it. Think big! This time of the year is a perfect time to bust out those 12inch worms you bought at walmart for 10 cents.

When fishing for bass in the winter time use large baits like mentioned above, but also remember to fish very slow. Remember winter, bigger and slower - summer, smaller and faster. Also try and keep your baits warm, for example place them in your back pocket or in your coat. A warmer bait will work better in the cold waters"
 

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67545B5250476A670202350 said:
When pond fishing got tough for me in the past, I usually would throw a Texas rigged, 6 or 8 inch Watermelon-Red Lizard. Slow move it across the bottom. Ponds cool down faster than deep water lakes. So, the fish seem to slow down, too. IMO Best to fish the afternoon, shallow where the sun has warmed the water up.

Robert

Found this interesting article:
"Bass fishing in winter months can be very tough. Like humans and all other animals bass do not like to move much in the winter and like to store up on food to avoid having to hunt as often. The key to catching bass in the winter is to use large baits and fish them very slow. Brush hogs tend to work well in the winter months when bass fishing. A large jig or chatterbair with a pork trailer will also do the trick. If a bass is going to have to move around a lot in the cold water the treat better be worth it. Think big! This time of the year is a perfect time to bust out those 12inch worms you bought at walmart for 10 cents.

When fishing for bass in the winter time use large baits like mentioned above, but also remember to fish very slow. Remember winter, bigger and slower - summer, smaller and faster. Also try and keep your baits warm, for example place them in your back pocket or in your coat. A warmer bait will work better in the cold waters"

Good post. Thanks.
 

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Don,
I've only fished once since my crazy 7-day extravaganza back in the end of July (work is just crazy as we are getting ready to ships some phones) so reading this post really hurts...mostly because I know how those fish fight out there. Never caught anything on a crank out there, so I'll have to try that some time. Amazing job as always...you are on a crazy yak run the last 2-3 months. Congrats on all the success!

Michael
 
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