Yes, the as mentioned items and also pliers, saw you using a knife to pop a hook and slightly cringed. I fish some similar waters and an excellent bait for them are 7â€ť flukes or other brand 7â€ť soft jerkbaits. Hereâ€™s why, theyâ€™re usually 5/8oz to 3/4oz unweighted and they cast a mile. Youâ€™ll be able to cast to areas that other baits just wonâ€™t reach. If you Texas rig them, not texposed (like you would in less weedy waters) they are exceptionally weedless. Donâ€™t be afraid of the size, smaller bass will eat them too. Big bass inhale them. Both hit them and hold on giving you time to get a good hook set. Youâ€™ll need at least a 6â€™-6â€ť med/heavy baitcaster, preferably 7â€™ or longer. If you only use spinning, youâ€™ll definitely need a 7â€™ med/heavy. Straight 30 to 50lb braid. I guarantee you that pond has 4â€™s & 5â€™s, a bigger bait will attract them. Colors; Baby bass, green pumpkin or pearl white. Lastly, donâ€™t puss out and buy 5â€ť flukes. They fish entirely different and you wonâ€™t see any of the beniâ€™s the larger size will give you.
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