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Old 05-30-06, 10:17 PM   #1
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Hi i need some help. I fish on a private pond that is about 22 acres. Im a pretty good angler for only being 15. I have been fishin this pond for about 5 years. Last year spinnerbait was best thing working. Even in the early spring before the spawn we'd catch alot of 3-5 pounders. and after the spawn jitterbugs worked awesome to catch 5+ pounders. This year i have only caught a few fish and cant seem to figure out y. I believe the bass are just starting to spawn or it may be about in the middle. The bass are just off the bank about 1 or 2 feet. The thick slimy weeds are already in pretty thick and i cant seem to find any bait to catch them. Iv tried spinnerbait topwater bass jibs texas rig carolina rigs and a few other things. Does neone know of any baits that really get through that thick stuff and does neone have negood ways of getting those big ones to bite?? they are very sluggish but im out of ideas. thanks for the help.

Oh and also we had a problem with the crappie overpopulation. A dnr officer said we would need to get rid of atleast 14,000. We thinned them out the last 3 years and figure there to be atleast 2-10,000. would that affect nething because we catch crappie with small tube jigs just by dropping it into the water? thanks again for your help. Sorry i made this so long
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Old 05-31-06, 12:36 AM   #2
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Thick weeds can limit what you use. I would go with a weedless, weightless soft plastic-a T-rig without the weight. That way you can fish over the top of the weeds since there is no weight pulling it down into the weeds and since it is weedless you won't be bringing in a lot of what we call snot moss-that slimy stuff you mentioned.

My personal choice would be a Senko type bait like a Tiki Stick or a Yum Dinger or a frog bait like a Horny Toad.
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Old 05-31-06, 09:34 AM   #3
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try a frog bait,a weightless trick worm ,and a weightless tube bait slowly retrieved over the mats and dropped into holes in the grass.
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Old 05-31-06, 01:59 PM   #4
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Try using a worm wacky rigged under a bobber. I catch good numbers of fish doing this.
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Old 06-01-06, 05:56 AM   #5
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try using a tiki stick or either buzz frogs, i have great success on buzz frogs at places like youve mentioned!!
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