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Old 05-05-2011, 08:17 AM
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Well, I found two new ponds that, after yesterday, look to be very promising. Best part is, they are 5 minutes from home! I found them on Google earth and then remembered I had seen them before, but totally forgot about them. My buddy Jordan and I grabbed our gear and off we went.

The first one is an old golf course pond. Its been there for over 15 years and I actually remember seeing fish in the shallows walking by while playing golf. They have developed apartments near it now, but didn't touch the pond
I pulled a few perch and my buddy Jordan found this monster on a brown BH woolly bugger.

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The second pond is actually right across the street! It is out behind a retirement home. They have a dock on one side but 90% of the bank is untouched. Very good looking place. This time the roles were reversed. Jordan was on the perch like flies on honey and I found this guy!

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I was using a red and white #6 clouser. It was strange to me. Nothing was hitting up close to the bank. I started throwing a ton of line, 50ft +, strait out and just fished it back in and three casts in I hooked up with that bass.

They don't seem to be as aggressive as normal. I'm thinking its the weather. It has been much colder than normal for this time of year. Still fun though!

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Nice bass there!
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mtbrider405: Now is that sweet or what, finding two ponds that close to the house.....great use of Google Earth! Congrats on the great looking fish!

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Hey Larry, ya I know, I feel very lucky! Now lets hope they just start being a little more aggressive and we'll be good!

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The clouser has always been my "go to" when I'm getting into the bass. Small ponds are a lot of fun, and I have a feeling you will be all over these now that you know they are there!
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The clouser has always been my "go to" when I'm getting into the bass. Small ponds are a lot of fun, and I have a feeling you will be all over these now that you know they are there!
That's an understatement!
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That's an understatement!
Just remember to practice catch and release and keep a tight lip so that the place doesn't get fished out. I had a place that close or closer to where I live that I fished several days nearly every week since I was a kid for over 30 years. It kicked out big red ears and bass consistently. Then some dumb ^*&#@ local TV news reporter told the world about it on the local news starting the following day the banks were lined shoulder to shoulder with people who looked like they were the same nationality everyday for 2 months and the place has been nearly fished out ever since and I seldom catch anything there.
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I have two ponds like that near my house. People fish them but there are some regulations thank god! One is catch and release only which is awesome. The other two have some regs on them. One is my favorite bass and carp on a fly lake... small, dirty, warm, and full of fish! Been having a ball there lately. Its only 3 miles from my house to!
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Awsome!! Those are some nice fish! In regard to what others have said, keep a lid on it. I've had the same experiance.... Pond, local, good fishing. People start fishing it, keeping the bass, and its poor within 3 years. The fish are starting to come back, but only because people stopped fishing it. And just this year a 3lb spawner was...err...removed. Not nice to see, especially in a pond that small. Has the fishing heated up there?
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