What is the best rig to use when fishing in a fresh water pond?

i have been fishing in a pond behind my house and i use spinners and spoons. what else is good to use.

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I lot of people think a fly rod is for trout, but I think its highest and greatest use is for a large bass. I caught an 8lb and a 5lb last night on a large white popping bug. Rubber legs, black and white feathers. I lost another that looked to be in the 7 to 8 lb range. It was the finest fishing day of my life and it all happened in less than two hours before dark.

You don’t need a fancy set up. Decent rods are available under 0. Pay more and it just for show. Get you some popping bugs, and sinking spiders, woolly buggers, black and red ants and bream flys. You will have a blast.

Whats the best bait to use for bass in a lake for bass this time of year?

I’ve used beetle spins with success and spinner baits, Is top water any good early in the morning?
I’m in Salt Springs FL I caught about 4 – 2 pounder’s today on beetle spins wondering where the bigger bass hide out lake has no dead wood basically just hydrilla with sand spots I’ve heard there are good size bass in this lake. Just looking for some tip on colors or size of batits to try out tomorrow.

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It’s hard to tell about the topwater bite. It is April throughout the country, but not all lakes operate the same duing the same times of the year. What state are you in?

Whats the best bait and lure for Sea Bass fishing?

I’ve been told Lugworm is good with a plug or spinner, but I’d like a second opinion.
Fishing from the east coast of Scotland.

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There are lots of bass in the sea, and more fish called “bass” which aren’t really bass. They all eat all sorts of things, from sardines, anchovies, mackerel, and other fish, to squid, worms, mussels, crabs, shrimp, and so on, plus a bunch of different types of artificials. If you say where you’re fishing, you might get a useful answer.

ADD: Scotland? I haven’t got a clue.

How do you use a spinner bait, with an open face reel?

I know there is a couple of techniques with these. But what is the best one for bass fishing on lakes??

Here is the lure i am talking about…

http://img.alibaba.com/photo/11011905/Spinner_Bait.jpg

And what is the best technique for using a banjo minnow?????

Thanks for the answers
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Same way with a spincast, or baitcasting reel. Simple cast & retrieve motion (With occasional pauses for giving that injured minnow look.). But, anybody will tell you spinnerbaits are the easiest baits to use. If you can turn a reel handle, you can fish a bass spinnerbait.

Banjo Minnow i don’t know about. Watch the DVD or look it up on Google (OR don’t use it, it’s too complicated for me LOL!)

Happy fishing.

What is the best lures to use while fishing for largemouth bass and/or white bass?

i use bright colored spinner baits, spoons, and little georges. any other suggestions?

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Really its what works for you.

If those baits are working, keep hammering at them, if not try switching some things around. Dont go too crazy, the basics will always do real well for you. But its fun to try different things from time to time. I like spinners and jigs, but every once in awhile I’ll throw some live bait out. Just fish what you like and have fun

What brand of spinning reel is the best for bass fishing in Kentucky?

I live in Kentucky and can catch bass anywhere from 2lbs-10lbs. I like to fish with buzz, spinner baits and plastic worms. I want a nice spinning reel that can hold a significant amount of line with 10lb test. I am not wanting to pay a boatload of money. Shoot me some suggestions! Thanks!

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A couple of other posts have suggested a Pfleuger reel, and I agree 100%! The Pfleuger President is by far my best spinning reel, and you would not be disappointed with it.

What is the best bass lure to use in the hot summer days in south Texas rivers?

I will be fishing in early sun rising morning… The river section I will mostly fishing is about 4 feet and has a really light green color waters almost clear. What would you recommend for fast flowing waters, is there bass there?! Am I right in spinnerbaits since of the reflection of light by the lure and the spinner?!

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a watermelon colared 4 inch senko and a watermelon trickworm rig wacky riged or texas and fish it slowly and if done right will catch you fish!

best rigs to use with a spinner reel/rod?

i have a spinning reel and rod..new to fishing but have learned much..have a 6 6 pole medium and a good quality reel that supports up to 12lb tess…the lakes i fish in have bass, brim, trout, catfish, and a few others..question is what is the best fishing rig to use for my setup to catch any of the above…tried a carolina type rig earlier but with no luck..didnt really know how to properly cast it..any info welcomed..

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almost everyone who uses light tackle on fresh water has the same rod and reel set up, personaly ive never been a bass guy so i cant help you there. and their isnt any real setups for those rods for all those fish. for cat fish i can tell you the way to catch them everytime no matter what.

take about 2 feet of line, place a number 6 hook and the top…move about 6-8 inchs down and place another hook, then 6 inchs from that place another, then at the very bottom of the line place a hook w/1oz lead sinker. at the top hook use a worm or maybe a blood worm, because the hook w/bait will be the farthest from the bottom and this will allow it to flow with current somewhat, most fish like bluegill and perch will eat that. now the other 2 maybe 3 hooks will be for catfish because the heavy weight will hold those down, use fresh chicken livers.

Spinner Lure Question?

1.Where should I throw them at to catch Bass?

2. Is there a specific way to throw them?

3.What is the best kind of Spinner Lure?(include a picture please)

4.At what time,season and hour, should I use them?

5.What the best kind of Spinner Lure to use in the morning,afternoon,and evening?

Be Specific.

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Spinnerbait

http://www.spinnerbaits.co.za/img-products/spinnerbait-meerkat-large.jpg

These can be used anywhere and are very versatile. Try fishing them in cover, along the bank, and on overcast days, just throw them straight out and rel them up fast.

Roostertail

http://www.bassclubdigest.org/summer08/products/Rooster-Tail.jpg

I usually fish these along rocky banks, or use them when trolling.

Beetlespin

http://www.great-lakes.org/graphics-2/Beetle%20Spin%20PB%20pkg.jpg

I use these in shady areas and around logs and stumps.

Rocket Shad

http://www.buyfishingstuff.com/sk-rs-14-12.jpg

Throw this one anywhere it won’t get hung up and hold on.

Mr. Crappie crappie jigs

http://ttiblakemore.com/shop/images/lures/B2-1802-078.jpg

Fish around cover with these and if there are crappie, they will bite it.

During the hot part of the summer, Fish early in the morning (sunrise to 10AM) and late in the evening (7PM to 10PM). Right before a bad thunderstorm is the best time to catch fish. Full moon works good, too.Early spring try fishing noon to late evening. Fall, whenever the suns up. Winter, any time you can get out without freezing to death.

what are the best types of hooks for freshwater bass and trout?

like hooks with spinners, colors, what works best? links to pictures or products would be great

Thanks!

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Sounds like you are looking for more than just hooks, maybe lures is what you are looking for. As one of the other posters said there are thousands to choose from varying in size and shape. For info on lures see if this may help. Copy and paste if you need to.

http://www.bass-fishing-source.com/bass-fishing-lures.html