When people think of bass fishing they typically picture shiny bass boats with huge motors. Fishermen often over-look small farm ponds in favor of large reservoirs in their search for big bass. Each year farm ponds yield numbers of large bass. Since farm ponds do not receive much fishing pressure, the fish usually grow large and aggressive. One of the great things about farm pond fishing is that they haven’t had every bait on the shelf thrown at them, so catching them doesn't require a huge selection of tackle.
If you decide to try your hand at fishing smaller lakes and ponds, here are some areas to focus on in your search for big bass:
- Look for a point that extends out into the lake
- Fish where a creek or ditch enters the pond
- Look for structure, stumps, logs, treetops, or boat docks
- Try fishing along shoreline vegetation
- Also look for shaded areas along the banks