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Fished a local pond during lunch (Yorkville area) that had not shown any action yet this year (for me or the others I talked to). Was using a 1/4oz ratl-trap bleeding shad and after about 20 minutes of nothing I decided to change my retrieve. Remembered someone on this site commented that until things warm up sometimes you have to pause a lot longer than you might think. No lie - on the second cast after changing my retrieve a bass sucked it up off the bottom during one of the long pauses. Took a couple pics with the phone and let him go. Three casts later, bass #2. A couple more pics and back to work.

So thanks to whoever posted that tip!

The first was about 10" and the second closer to 12". Here are the pics...

- http://tinyurl.com/5bo8d3

- http://tinyurl.com/56besx

Added this one so you can see the ratl-trap
- http://tinyurl.com/5zfobn
 

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Way to adapt to the conditions. I think I used to fish that pond many many years ago when I worked in the area. Glad to see there are still quality fish present :)2
 

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Thanks. Had some fun there last week too, but it involved waders, a seine net and suck mud in the creek behind the pond. All that and nothing but two tadpoles! :-?
 

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... I like how the auto-moderator changed s-u-c-k mud to "stink mud". Gotta appreciate a family friendly forum!
 
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