Bass Fishing HomeBass Fishing Forums

Go Back   BassFishin.Com Forums > Additional Categories > Casual Fishing Discussions & Novice Questions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-28-15, 02:58 PM   #1
AUFred
BassFishin.Com Veteran Member
 
AUFred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Prattville, Alabama
Posts: 781
Default Too much rain

Finally had an opportunity to revisit a pond I have had moderate success at in the past on Saturday. We had way too much rain the last several days and the fish were finicky and seemed confused. Everything that has worked well in the past came up empty except plastic worms. My daughter had a few strikes and one break her off. I managed to get a few strikes with only being able to put my hands on one that probably weighed 1.5 pounds. Fished hard for about 5 hours to have not much to show for the effort. The wind was blowing hard & cold and the water was unusually cold given the recent temperatures here. Given this information what other bait might you suggest?
AUFred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-15, 08:42 AM   #2
keithdog
BassFishin.Com Premier Elite
 
keithdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: IN
Posts: 8,308
Default

I'd try a 3/8 oz spinner bait myself, deouble Colorado blades worked slow.
__________________
Just one more cast, and then some!
keithdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-15, 09:34 AM   #3
AUFred
BassFishin.Com Veteran Member
 
AUFred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Prattville, Alabama
Posts: 781
Default

Lilly pads & pond weed made slow presentations difficult.
AUFred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-15, 09:58 AM   #4
Captmikestarrett
BassFishin.Com Super Veteran
 
Captmikestarrett's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Accokeek MD
Posts: 3,314
Default

I would throw a zoom fluke and twitch it..

Capt Mike
__________________
Capt Mike Starrett light tackle guide Potomac River
http://www.indianheadcharters.com
Captmikestarrett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-15, 10:48 AM   #5
mikechell
BassFishin.Com Active Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 464
Default

Change your line. Braid, all the way, for me. All of my spinning and bait caster reels are spooled with it. The only break offs I get is when something wraps around a log, or a pickerel cuts it with teeth.
mikechell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-15, 11:59 AM   #6
AUFred
BassFishin.Com Veteran Member
 
AUFred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Prattville, Alabama
Posts: 781
Default

My daughter's break-off involved a tree. She said it was a good fish. At that time I had given up on the boat due to the wind and we were bank fishing and not near each other.
AUFred is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Disclosure / Disclaimer
Before acting on the content posted, you should know that BassFishin.Com may benefit financially and otherwise from content, advertising, links or otherwise from anything you click on, read, or look at on our website. Click here to read our Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer.


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2013 BassFishin.Com LLC