Fishing in Indiana farm ponds can be a challenge. Water is usually clear, and lots of times your fighting weeds and hang-ups. First: Take a sneaky approach. Wear clothing that match's your surroundings, walk softly, and keep your body profile low. Two: Downsize your lures, and use the lightest line you can get by with. Farm pond basic's: A farm pond is just like any big reservoir. Look for structure such as points, drop-offs, weed beds and weed lines. Outside weed lines around points are a definite plus. Don't forget any submergered structure like downed tree's. Fish will relate to these type structures. Spring: Use 1/4 oz. jigs and small crappie size spinnerbaits. Fish slow around deep water near shallow water. Bass and other types of fish will stage in these areas until they are ready to spawn. Fly fishing can be fantast tic especially for panfish. Summer: Fish deep water along outside weed lines around points. Fish at night using floating rapala's. If weeds get real bad use a floating worm with a 1/32 oz sinker pegged rigged Texas style. Let it drop in the holes or any unusual type structure. Fall: One of the best times of year budget Fishing Kayaks to catch a trophy bass, or other type big fish. Fish have fed all summer and are going on the fall feeding beinges to fatten up for winter. Fish will move into shallow water on bright sunny days where water temperatures rise. Use slightly bigger baits as most bait fish are bigger during this time period. Crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and jigs will work well. Winter: Ice fishing can be extremely good on these Indiana farm ponds. Bluegill fishing is can be good using spikes, mousiee's, and bee moth. Crappie will be hitting on minnows and jigs. If you find the crappie the bass won't be far away. Crappie tend to follow the baitfish, and the bass are not far behind. Hope these tips will improve your next trip to a farm pond!!
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