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Post Posted: 03:54pm - Apr 30,16 
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I struggle fishing local ponds when the temperatures are in the high 40s and 50s (like yesterday for example). My usual set ups rarely work. How can I get the bass to bite when it's cool, instead of reluctant nibbles. I was hoping to get out tomorrow again, but it will only be 54.

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Post Posted: 09:02pm - Apr 30,16 
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I would use anything that is slow small and white. I've been using a 4 inch kailins twister tail since ice out, and have been doing really well on crappies and bass. But obviously with this much of a temperature change, the bite is going to slow down a bit.

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Post Posted: 09:43pm - Apr 30,16 
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:drink Sometimes u eat the bear... Other times it eats u....

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Post Posted: 05:35am - May 1,16 
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AJ13 is right on target with the bait. Been using the 3" size on my truck rod in all waters that look interesting.

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Post Posted: 08:20am - May 1,16 
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I'm a big fan of a small jig and craw worked very slowly along the bottom. Caught a bunch on it yesterday, nothing big but a lot of action. Good luck.

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Post Posted: 09:22am - May 1,16 
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Thanks guys. I usually work trout spinners and crankbaits for bass. THe jig and kalin twisters that I got at bass pro for river fishing yesterday will definitely be used by me for pond bass during low temps.

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Post Posted: 10:04am - May 1,16 
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Downside to crappie size lures. In fact, fish for crappie to get some action. You never
know what's going to hit that mini mite dragged under a weighted float. Cover water
casting to outside weed edges. Drag the float a few feet and stop. Many hits occur when
the mini mite stops under the float. Will save a skunking, and you might hook up with a
bass or big carp.

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Post Posted: 11:55am - May 1,16 
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Thanks Uglystick. I do not have many crappie lures as I use minnows for them, but I do have mini mites.

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Post Posted: 03:59pm - May 1,16 
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Ended up catching a bunch of crappie on mini mites. Very ugly weather. Will post pics later.

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Post Posted: 05:28pm - May 2,16 
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I've been doing well at the golf course with a 5" wackie worm on a plain hook with no weight,alot of them hit it floating down from the cast.As of today there were no nests fanned out yet.

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Post Posted: 06:13pm - May 2,16 
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AJ called me and said the bass are on fire today. I'll ask him to send a picture.

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Post Posted: 06:21pm - May 2,16 
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Someday maybe I'll get to go.

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Point of reference, AJ is 6'4" 255LBS.

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Post Posted: 08:24am - May 3,16 
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Tom wrote:
Someday maybe I'll get to go.

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Point of reference, AJ is 6'4" 255LBS.

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Beast mode. Great fish!

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Post Posted: 11:55am - May 3,16 
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Tom, that fish is a beast. I have to get out soon.

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Post Posted: 06:01pm - Oct 3,16 
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Fish the afternoons when the sun is out in cold weather

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Post Posted: 06:12pm - Oct 3,16 
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Fish the wind blown banks too.

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