Friday April 30, 2010
PHOTOS: Largemouth Bass Pond Fishing Report
Brian Raines

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This morning was quite likely the best weather we have had so far this season for some early morning pond fishing. I joined up with a friend at a local private community pond for a little bass fishing.

The fish in this pond are now well past spawn and are back to feeding.  While it is a small pond it is well known that there have been quality fish pulled out in recent years.  Three to four pound fish are not uncommon and the occassional 6 lb'er is not out of the norm.

With only an hour or so to fish we went straight to work.  Baits of choice were the old standby plastic worm and a white spinnerbait.

First strike, and miss, came on the spinnerbait slow rolled over a log.  It is frustrating when all that water moves and you can sense the fish but come up short.

A quick follow up with a drop-shot, finesse plastic worm in pumpkinseed couldn't find home with the first fish.  But a smaller neighbor obliged by hitting the worm hard.  It was not a large fish measuring only about 10 inches.

A little further down the bank another aggressive fish fell victim to the pumpkinseed worm.

After a hang-up and retie, two more fish were eager to hit the worm with a very slow presentation.  These fish were a little larger, each about 12-14 inches and running maybe a little over the 1lb mark.

Not a bad way to kick off the work day if you ask me.

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