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Post Posted: 02:40pm - Aug 1,17 
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The bass in my local subdivision ponds have been hitting anything thrown at them - poppers, buggers, large nymphs and minnow patterns have all been working.

The weeds are heavy so I've been wading to areas where I can reach with my casts and hitting the open areas and weed edges.

In the past two times I've gone I've probably caught 15 bass, including a couple of 5 pounders (unless it was the same fish!), one on a popper and one on a bluegill minnow pattern.

Unfortunately, this pond has a thick muck bottom. When you step, you sink about a foot, so travel is somewhat limited and getting to the deepest holes are impossible.

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Post Posted: 09:24pm - Aug 1,17 
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Residential ponds can be great fisheries. My parents pond in their addition in Indiana are stocked full of good size bass and eager to eat. My best LMB was about 5 or 6lbs out of it. Once in a while you'll hook up to a huge bluegill that pulls like a bass. The ponds holds good size carp too that I've been trying repeatedly to eat, but they have rejected anything I toss at them so far.

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Post Posted: 01:28pm - Aug 2,17 
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Nice post, Smitty. I have been limiting myself to the river for my fly fishing but have often thought of hitting the nearby ponds. A 5lb LMB on a fly rod, that is exciting.

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Post Posted: 10:28pm - Aug 2,17 
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Get a belly boat, great for small ponds

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Post Posted: 10:07am - Aug 25,17 
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weedsnager wrote:
Get a belly boat, great for small ponds


I have a Water Skeeter that I pickup up used for really cheap. It's perfect for this pond. The first time I used it someone called the cops and they kicked me off. "No Boating"

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