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.
GlideBait- S-Waver 168 (Light Trout): http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh
Chatterbait- Evergreen JackHammer 3/8 oz (BHite Delight): http://bit.ly/2popvj6
Chatterbait Trailer- Keitech 3.8″ Fat Swing Impact (Sungill): http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Senko- Yamamoto 5″ Senko (Green Pumpkin): http://bit.ly/2axAmNS
Hook- Owner Twist Lock Hook 3/0: http://bit.ly/2cYZ3rM
Dropshot- Roboworm 6″ Straight Tail (Marten’s Madness): http://bit.ly/2asZyH3
Hook- Owner Mosquito Light Size 1: http://bit.ly/2zQVKx3
Weight- Swagger Tungsten 1/8 oz Pencil: http://bit.ly/2UY7cgx
Swimbait- Keitech 4.8″ Fat Swing Impact (TW Ghost Shad): http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Hook- Owner Flashy Swimmer 5/0 with 1/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2e8O4Y7
Swimbait- 4.3″ Fat Swing Impact Keitech (Sun Gill): http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Head- TacticalBassin Finesse Swimbait Head 3/8 oz: http://bit.ly/2Pqrq3n
Tim’s All-Around Casting Combo…
Rod- St. Croix Bass X 7’4″ Medium: http://bit.ly/2r0xWAs
Reel- Shimano SLX HG: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk
Line- 50 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 16 lb Sunline FC100: http://bit.ly/2O4UElB
Tim’s Small Swimbait/Chatterbait Combo…
Rod- Shimano Zodias 6’10” Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Daiwa Tatula 150: https://bit.ly/33X5Zfr
Line- 40 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 15 lb Sunline Sniper Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju
Tim’s All-Around Spinning Combo…
Rod- Shimano Zodias 7′ Medium: http://bit.ly/2jOUXAO
Reel- Shimano Stradic CI4+ 2500: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7
Line- Sunline SX-1 High Vis Yellow 16 lb: http://bit.ly/2FngUkQ
Leader- Sunline Sniper 10 lb Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju
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