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Old 11-13-2017, 01:23 PM   #1
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Default Farm pond bass fishing in November - tips??

Hey everyone,
I am going to my mom's place this weekend and she has a 10-acre or so pond that we tore up bass fishing in March. I've never fished it this late in the year so I'd like some tips if you can offer some.

In March, we used brush hogs and Ribbit frogs with a lot of success. They have a lot of crappie too.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:29 PM   #2
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Been catching them on spinner baits in my pond.
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:38 PM   #3
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Get three dozen bass minnows and some weights and bobbers and go to town. Enjoy it.
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:42 PM   #4
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1/4oz willow leaf spinner baits slow rolled over any grass. Pumpkin seed crawworms and of course, the ole farm pond legend......yellow and black bettle spin
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:45 PM   #5
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I'd start with the frogs again and then move to a spinnerbait, senko, or brush hog. As warm as it's going to be this week, it will warm the water up some and keep the fish active.

Don't be afraid to throw that brush hog weightless and slowly swim it back.
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:15 PM   #6
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Thanks y'all. Keep it coming.
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:17 PM   #7
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you can probably catch them on the same stuff you did before. fall pattern, especially as warm as it's been, shouldn't be that far off from the spring pattern in a pond.
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:29 PM   #8
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First bass I ever caught over 5lbs was on Thanksgiving 1988. I caught it on a spinner/buzz type bait, that was fresh out by BPS. Water temp, would be what matters, IMO. Spinner can be good year round in our pond. Just slow it down if cold.
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:36 PM   #9
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1/4oz willow leaf spinner baits slow rolled over any grass. Pumpkin seed crawworms and of course, the ole farm pond legend......yellow and black bettle spin

Or yellow, white, orange, lime green etc.
any beetle spin!
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:40 PM   #10
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For Pond bass, I'd go with a Senko or Whacky worm. If overcast try a Pop-R or a Fluke.
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:40 PM   #11
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DuPont spinners are guaranteed to work ANY time of the year....
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:42 PM   #12
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1/4oz willow leaf spinner baits slow rolled over any grass. Pumpkin seed crawworms and of course, the ole farm pond legend......yellow and black bettle spin
Shane is wrong on the color of the beetle spin. You should use a green one
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:43 PM   #13
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Buzzbait....all day long
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:44 PM   #14
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My go to in bass ponds is watermelon w/ gold, black or red flake sinko worms fished weightless.
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:45 PM   #15
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DuPont spinners are guaranteed to work ANY time of the year....
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:45 PM   #16
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Buzzbait....all day long
This too. Probably my favorite bait of all time.
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:49 PM   #17
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Shane is wrong on the color of the beetle spin. You should use a green one
yellow, white or green. Wont matter. Just pond bass no need to over complicate things with fancy stuff. I mean, its like trout in the lights . Just throw something
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:49 PM   #18
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Glad to hear I'm not the only one that fishes for pond bass with beetle spins. Green with black stripes are my go to's. Also agree with slow retrieve spinner bait.
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:53 PM   #19
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Weightless sinkos always work in ponds same with lipless cranks.
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Old 11-13-2017, 03:03 PM   #20
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Sluggo, wacky worm and worms fished Tx style with no weight.
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Old 11-13-2017, 03:21 PM   #21
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Watermelon Zoom Flukes and be sure to post pics.

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Old 11-13-2017, 03:32 PM   #22
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Glad to see there are lots of Beetle Spin fans. If had to live off of only what I could catch out of stock tanks and was allowed only one lure, that would be it. It's my favorite "fish finder" when trying to figure out if a tank has any fish in it. Anything will hit it - I've even caught a few catfish on them.
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Old 11-13-2017, 03:35 PM   #23
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Beetle Spin - white with red dots - they might as well call it a Lowrance
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Old 11-13-2017, 03:36 PM   #24
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Can’t beat a beetlespin

But i typically use frogs, spinnerbaits, weightless senkos/trick worms, swimbaits
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:25 PM   #25
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Yep, Beetlespins. Roostertails, H&H spinners (purple)
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:31 PM   #26
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Senko in watermelon is my go to on any body of water.
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:47 PM   #27
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Black & yellow H&H spinner bait!
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:50 PM   #28
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White H&H spinner bait...timeless classic!
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:00 PM   #29
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Zoom super fluke weightless
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:12 PM   #30
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Caught 5 this afternoon in about 30 minutes on a rattle trap.
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:13 PM   #31
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Throw a tiny torpedo in black or clear and watch them blow it to the moon! I bet a smallish rattl trap would light them up too.

And then there is always the tired and true Colorado bladed 1/8 oz. white spinner.
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Old 11-16-2017, 08:03 AM   #32
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Thanks folks! The tackle bag is loaded!
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:36 AM   #33
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H&H is a farm pond killer this time of year!
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:34 PM   #34
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Wow the crappie and smaller bass LOVED those beetle spinners. I probably caught 40 crappie and 10-15 bass. The biggest bass though were caught on Ribbit frogs. Nothing touched the brush hogs or worms that were successful in the spring. Couldn't get a bite on a spinnerbait either. Thanks to everyone that replied.







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Old 11-21-2017, 09:56 PM   #35
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That's some pretty good catches!
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:03 PM   #36
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Mom with a bass lake. Like.
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:06 PM   #37
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I love to fish ponds at night with a big, black jitterbug. Top water baits are so much fun because you not only feel the strike, you see and hear it as well.
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:10 PM   #38
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Looks like a lot of fun. Next go around, downsize on your soft plastics. You might also try going with a lighter test line, depending on what you are already using.
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Old 11-22-2017, 09:20 AM   #39
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good job. We have a pond and we have to take lots of crappie out every year. They eat so much and reproduce like pigs and rabbits. If you take them out by the dozens or a couple hundred year your bass size will grow. It works for us, we like to eat the crappie and love to catch the 5-8 pound bass. Also the kids really enjoy CATCHING crappie over a brush pile where its one after the other.
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Old 11-22-2017, 09:21 AM   #40
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We also put about 50 pounds of minnows in each year as well.
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Old 11-22-2017, 09:25 AM   #41
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Old 11-22-2017, 09:26 AM   #42
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Old 11-22-2017, 09:27 AM   #43
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:06 AM   #44
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DANG! Y'all got me all pumped up to go chunk a beetle spin in my tank now! Sure is hard though to pick up a rod n reel when I can pick up my bow... Got a feeder right by my back pond... maybe I'll sit by the pond with my bow AND rod n reel...
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:15 AM   #45
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Crappie from a while back
Nice ones!
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:17 AM   #46
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DANG! Y'all got me all pumped up to go chunk a beetle spin in my tank now! Sure is hard though to pick up a rod n reel when I can pick up my bow... Got a feeder right by my back pond... maybe I'll sit by the pond with my bow AND rod n reel...
That sounds like the way to do it
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:22 AM   #47
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:26 AM   #48
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We also put about 50 pounds of minnows in each year as well.
What size pond?
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:28 AM   #49
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I always have real good luck with Berkley power bait or buzzbait
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Old 11-29-2017, 07:16 PM   #50
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DANG! Y'all got me all pumped up to go chunk a beetle spin in my tank now! Sure is hard though to pick up a rod n reel when I can pick up my bow... Got a feeder right by my back pond... maybe I'll sit by the pond with my bow AND rod n reel...

Fish arrow on your bow. Lol
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