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Awesome Bank Fishing With 3 Tips To Catch More Bass While Pond Fishing

March 30, 2020 91 No Comments


Tim got access to an awesome pond! He’s walking the shore with son JD and friend Caleb and they’re catching nice bass! Come along for really good fishing with a glide bait, small swimbait, senko, and more. Fishing from shore allows you to fish unique angles that boats can’t reach. Tim has a few tips that will make it even easier the next time you’re on the bank. 

Tim starts off fishing with an S-Waver. The idea being that glide baits have incredible drawing power, pulling fish up from great distances. Best case scenario, you’ll catch a giant, but even if you don’t you’re likely to see what is lurking in the depths as they come up to examine the bait. Tim’s next trick is to focus on smaller swimbaits in bluegill and panfish colors. 

While every pond’s ecosystem is different, almost all of them contain panfish. You simply can’t go wrong with a bluegill imitator. You may find that white or flashy colors will work but unlike most large bodies of water, its always smart to start with bluegill imitators rather than shad imitators. When Tim switches to the senko he shares his 3rd trick for maximizing his time on the water. 

When shore fishing its often important to make long casts to maximize your fishing area. At the end of a long cast it can be really difficult to detect bites, especially with weightless presentations. Tim recommends switching your finesse rod to “high visibility” (Neon) line so that you can see the bites instead of feeling them. 

Pond fishing is often overlooked and with the current shelter in place around the country, its more likely than ever that you’re pond hopping to catch a bass. Use these tips the next time you do and you’ll be surprised by the results. Below is a breakdown of all the baits (in order of appearance) as well as Tim’s top 3 Pond Fishing/Bank Fishing combos. 

The Baits… 

GlideBait- S-Waver 168 (Light Trout):

Chatterbait- Evergreen JackHammer 3/8 oz (BHite Delight):

Chatterbait Trailer- Keitech 3.8″ Fat Swing Impact (Sungill):

Senko- Yamamoto 5″ Senko (Green Pumpkin):

Hook- Owner Twist Lock Hook 3/0:

Dropshot- Roboworm 6″ Straight Tail (Marten’s Madness):

Hook- Owner Mosquito Light Size 1:

Weight- Swagger Tungsten 1/8 oz Pencil:

Swimbait- Keitech 4.8″ Fat Swing Impact (TW Ghost Shad):

Hook- Owner Flashy Swimmer 5/0 with 1/4 oz:

Swimbait- 4.3″ Fat Swing Impact Keitech (Sun Gill):

Head- TacticalBassin Finesse Swimbait Head 3/8 oz:

Tim’s All-Around Casting Combo… 

Rod- St. Croix Bass X 7’4″ Medium:

Reel- Shimano SLX HG:

Line- 50 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro Braid:

Leader- 16 lb Sunline FC100:

Tim’s Small Swimbait/Chatterbait Combo… 

Rod- Shimano Zodias 6’10” Medium Heavy:

Reel- Daiwa Tatula 150:

Line- 40 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro:

Leader- 15 lb Sunline Sniper Fluorocarbon:

Tim’s All-Around Spinning Combo… 

Rod- Shimano Zodias 7′ Medium:

Reel- Shimano Stradic CI4+ 2500:

Line- Sunline SX-1 High Vis Yellow 16 lb:

Leader- Sunline Sniper 10 lb Fluorocarbon:

NEW Tactical Bassin Apparel… 

TacticalBassin Reaper Hoodie:

TacticalBassin Shadow Hoodie:

TacticalBassin Sun Shirt:

TacticalBassin Hooded Sun Shirt:

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