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    I have found a small pond that is filled with small largemouth ranging from a half pound to 1 and a half pounds. I managed to get 2 but there are a lot so what should I be use to get more and what time of the day should I fish?

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    There is a general rule that one should not remove more than 22 bass per surface acre per year from small farm ponds. You have the whole summer ahead of you.

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      sounds like your seeing a lot of fish but not catching them...in situations like this i usually switch over to plastics...ill toss plastics worms or salamanders in front of them them to try and get a strike.

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        soft plastics in the early morning or late afternoon/evening should work well.

        In the small ponds I have fished, it seems like the fish are more aggressive than what you are describing, possibly due to higher competition for food? I usually have a ball using "broken-back" Rapalas or topwaters.

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          I agree with 99. you have to manage the pond to grow bigger bass. there are too many bass and not enough food, and it stunts their growth. I suggest using live bait such as minnows, and take some out to relocate or eat. the best eating size is between 1lb and 3lbs anyway.

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