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Old 03-21-2013, 08:29 PM
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Default Re: Effective small pond fishing

Originally Posted by busbus View Post

You say my floating line should work just fine. That makes me happy!

But should I make the tippet be longer? Especially in the heat of the summer when the fish will probably be in the middle of these ponds? (By the way, there are some cattails in the one pond and not much of anything in the other.
I'm not sure if turbineblade addressed it, but the deepest portions of many small ponds develop low-oxygen conditions during the summer months, and often it's only the upper water column which can support fish. A leader of seven to nine feet should be plenty- you're not necessarily trying to dredge the bottom in July and August.
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