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Typically I fish at a 2 acre murky pond at bur mil park and have a great turn out with canal cats. I've catch several LMB and usually that's what I'll fish for. Here recently I haven't caught anything on any bait, lure, plastics or live. After many days fishing it with zero succuss. (7 out of the last 10 days)

I know a lot of my faults are because I use a spinnercast push button but still I've caught tons of 4-7 lbs fish with it and out of that pond. I'm out of new ideas and its been since I was a child that I've really fished up until 3-4 weeks ago. Any suggestions on baits, time of day, weather, that I should really be hitting this small pond. As everything I've tired isn't producing fish anymore.

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Try a floating Rapala close to the banks...the fish are likely bedding and won't go too far to chase anything. The floating jerk baits can aggravate them into a protection mode...just pause it for fairly long pauses. A floating worm is a good bait to try, too.
 

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Yeah I've used floating frogs close to med cover, senkos, spinners, rat-l- traps you name it. I can't literally see 20-25 larger bass but they just won't strike. Theirs atleast 1 15lb cat in there too I was chasing for about 45mins with no luck.
 

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Not frogs...the floating Rapalas and the floating worms...smaller overall profiles and more closely resemble bream that the bass are protecting the beds from.

Senko might work if in a green color...but the rat l traps are too much for bedding fish. The Rapalas and the floating worms can be held at the beds longer and make them more aggravated...prompting a strike if for no other reason than to get it away from the bed.
 

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Agree with the others. The fish are on the beds and have to be annoyed into eating. In a few weeks your regular tactics will start to work again as the fish come off and start feeding again.
 

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If the pond stays muddy alot- try some type of spinnerbait with LARGE blades to create alot of vibration. Try crayfish colored ( RED/ Orange ) crankbaits. Large black plastic worms work well in muddy water as well.
 

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I got several bass in a pond on easter by just bouncing a white super fluke with a keel weighted gamakatsu hook along the bottom and over beds. Also, I got around 3lb bass and some smaller ones on a unweighted super fluke jr. First time I'd tried those and they seemed to work pretty good.
 

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Yeah tried to lizards today. I have to go pick up a rapala. The fish are very active, jumping and swimming. I think the problem is that this pond has a feeder and it gets worked hard on the weekends. I use watermelon senkos and I've caught 5 or 6 in 2 hours. Today I fished from 8am until 4 and had some bites but nothing that would stay. Gotta be my technique.
 

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Just keep at it...you will get the cadence right!
 

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The lizard and the mag finesse worm in dark colors have been my go to bait. Worked slowly around brush and banks should get some strikes.


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Finally today I caught some fish. A couple large channel cats and a small mouth bass. But unfortunately it was at a different fishing spot.Ialso caught a huge cat fish but it broke my line as soon as I got it on the bank and it rolled back in. Probably only 6 or 7 lbs Water Vertebrate Lake Fish Tail Water Vertebrate Sky Fin Fish Water Fish Ray-finned fish Marine biology Fishing
 
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