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Pond Hopping – strip mine lakes

Pond Hopping – strip mine lakes

May 29, 2015

We fished side-by-side strip pits of 40-plus acres each over two days when, fortunately, angler–friendly conditions trumped our boat and motor setbacks. Here’s our tale of two lakes!

Small Waters Strategies – Spawn transition

Small Waters Strategies – Spawn transition

May 15, 2013

Late spring is a time of transition on most waters in the U.S. Bass and other species can be in pre-spawn, spawn or post-spawn conditions. Here are a few “indicator” signs of what stage your bass might be in and how to adjust accordingly with baits and presentation.

Pond Hopping: Early season development ponds

Pond Hopping: Early season development ponds

Apr 17, 2013

My pond-hopping took me to a 3- to 4-acre lake nestled between a popular park lake and a residential community. It is shielded from public view on both sides by a ridge, and, even though I have seen discarded bait cups along the bank, I have never seen another angler there.

Small Waters Strategies – Florida natural lakes

Small Waters Strategies – Florida natural lakes

Mar 23, 2013

Patrick Sebile, founder and creator of Sebile Innovative Fishing Lures, has more rod & reel records than any man alive. How would this globe-trotting angler approach bass fishing on a small Florida lake?

Small Waters Strategies – Farm Ponds

Small Waters Strategies – Farm Ponds

Feb 28, 2013

“Farm ponds are where I learned to fish, where I really started my fishing career,” says Edwin Evers. And it’s no coincidence that farm ponds have trained many top pros.

Small Waters Strategies – Quarries & Draw Pits

Small Waters Strategies – Quarries & Draw Pits

Aug 20, 2012

Often hard to access and, at times, hard to fish, many produce quality fish in good numbers!