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Old 06-17-06, 08:51 AM   #1
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hey guys. im wonderning if this affects my fishing. the pond i fish has tons of goopy stuff. its like a stringy, green, slimy mess. every time i reel in, there are clumps of it on my bait and i have to take it off. it looks like thick locks of hair, that is green and well, just dirty. it gets stuck no the line tie, hooks... anywhere somethign sticks out. any help with this??
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Old 06-17-06, 08:53 AM   #2
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Use an old tooth brush to remove it when needed.
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Old 06-17-06, 09:20 AM   #3
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that would be every cast... there are no ways to avoid it?
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Old 06-17-06, 10:09 AM   #4
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cranky,
fish a weedless frog or worm, pond slime is a way of life for all of us, ya just have to pick it off you eyelets and line and hook/lure when needed.
Avoid crankbaits and other exposed hook setups/lures, and you'll be ok, theres bass in there somewhere.
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Old 06-17-06, 10:25 AM   #5
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yeah wareagle on another forum said weedles frogs would work well. and now another question- scum frog or horny toad?
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Old 06-17-06, 01:00 PM   #6
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The ponds i fish at are covered in that slop... Find a spot with holes in the slop, drag a weedless-rigged Zoom trick worm over the holes and let it sit there...I caught my biggest bass that way out of a pond.
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Old 06-17-06, 01:47 PM   #7
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how do i find a hole i cant see it, its under the water
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Old 06-17-06, 02:03 PM   #8
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Ah, that wonderful stuff known locally as snot moss . Weedless and weightless-about the only way to fish it. Frogs, tiki Sticks, anything you can rig weedless and weightless. Drag it across the top and let it settle in the open areas.
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Old 06-17-06, 04:02 PM   #9
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aww does that mean no texas rigging?
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Old 06-17-06, 06:58 PM   #10
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Cranky-the difference between a Texas rig and a weightless rig is the sinker-at least the way I rig it. Just go without the sinker so it will run across the surface and let it slowly sink in the open areas. You'll still pick up some moss but not like you would with a sinker.
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oh ok. thanks i guess i wont be using crankbaits anymore...
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Old 06-17-06, 07:28 PM   #12
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i tried a scumfrog out today over the moss and it barely got anything on it so i'd say try one of those out too.
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Old 06-18-06, 06:59 AM   #13
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Be it scum frog or a toad USE THEM. Actually you would want to try the bait made by scum frog called a bassrat. Scumfrog is a relative term for the plastic frogs alot of us fish. The bassrat does a superior job to the frog in catching fish. A little tip for folks that dont use them much. Get the green bassrat and change the skirt from the char/white and put a yellow/black one on. Much better success.
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Old 06-18-06, 08:45 AM   #14
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bassrat? oh, cool! thanks a lot! im going to walmart later today ill see if they have it

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im not a big fan of fishing at those kind of ponds. but they do somtimes produce big bass. there are ways of getting ride of this weed but if u dont own the pond then u pry shouldnt do anything with it.
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Old 06-18-06, 06:49 PM   #16
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See and find out if this pond has any carp in it. Carp will eat this stuff. Got a friend who stocks sterilized carp in his pond about every thirty years (the life span). While his pond has no grass due to the carp, his game fish are lively and big.
These carp grow to appx. 3 ft.
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Old 06-18-06, 09:09 PM   #17
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See and find out if this pond has any carp in it. Carp will eat this stuff. Got a friend who stocks sterilized carp in his pond about every thirty years (the life span). While his pond has no grass due to the carp, his game fish are lively and big.
These carp grow to appx. 3 ft.
Just the other day I was at a pond neay my house and saw a nice size carp swimming in the shallows, but 85% of the pond is covered with moss. I don't know why but I haven't been able to get anything with the scum frog.
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Old 06-19-06, 06:34 AM   #18
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well there is lots of grass in here. atleast from what i can see. ill show you the pics when mom picks them up
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if you want to fish something with exposed hooks put a salmon egg on the end of each hook or if you need to use two
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Old 06-19-06, 11:13 PM   #20
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Well if the grass and slime is so thick a ribbit might not work but i would use a green with a green and white or green and black skurt.
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