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    I am catching yellow perch on rattle traps, pickeral on everything else!!! I can't seem to catch a bass out there. I fished from 2 feet of water to 12 feet. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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    Mayhem,
    Call me. I can't catch a bass either, but would enjoy gettign some perch and pikes.

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    black rubber worm works great all the time for me!!! slow retrieve bouncing on the bottom!!
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    gotta fish the bottom there,also they back into the bank facing out,,good luck

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    It's worse if you see them and can't catch them.

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    I,ve done well casting creature/worm baits rights along the banks
    this time of year, try to find their shallow beds and sloowly drag a creature or worm past it
    Once you "found" a fish, move on to the next spot - as bass are territorial when they set up beds.
    I was out about a week ago and crushed 'em on bubble gum worms in clear/clean water.
    ~No harm in dropping a line every once in a while ...

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    ya try minnows? whenever i fish the local sand pits i use minnows cause whenever i try usin artificial i dont catch chit

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    Use a 4" Senko Wacky rigged in a color you have confidence in.Where its Heavier cover fish the Senko Texas rigged a 5" or 4" does the trick.I use a lot of translucent colors there with Flake.Another favorite there is a 7.5"Culprit,Purple or Black fish it Texas rigged weightless over the Pads,Be sure to use a heavier Rod and a Nice Heavy hook favorably a 3/0-5/0 Worm hook.Just Drag it over those pads like a snake nice and slow.Let it drop into open Pockets.Good Luck,HRL

    [ 05-01-2005, 07:26 AM: Message edited by: Bunka Chunka ]
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    Red Shad culprit worm. Lightest weight you can find and rig it texzs style. Fish everywhere you can cast out.....

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    thanks guys, I quit going there for about 15 years. Got tired of being hassled by CO's when I was younger and didn't have all the required gear. I know the ponds hold a lot of fish and just needed a little helpful advice. Now that I am totally legit on equipment I want to learn how to fish it!!
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    M-VILLE,
    I may be taking off Mon or Tues, thinking of hitting East Creek pond or Menantico again. If the weather is nice I would like to do some chunking in the bay or maurice river. I sold my SCOUT this week so I am down to a 16' Alumacraft, makes it a little tough to chunk in the bay though. Let me know if you want to go. I have been doing very well at rainbow lake in vineland. Maybe hit that instead?
    Give me a call on my cell- 609-513-0668
    Kevin

    [ 05-01-2005, 12:10 PM: Message edited by: mayhem ]
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