Fishing Trip Summary
There are hundreds of little random ponds all over the lower mainland & Fraser valley area, many of which have Largemouth Bass. I haven’t done much bass fishing here in BC, but figured I’d try some of these ponds.
I came across a tiny pond (so small it doesn’t even have a name) from a social media comment and heard there were some sizable largemouth bass. A few casts in and I landed this 3 lb’r. The comment rang true! What a fight these guys put up. I forgot how much I enjoy bass fishing.
Anyway, I fished for 1.5 hours, lost another fish close to shore and missed a few bites. I only landed the one fish, but will certainly head back out for another go as soon as I can. I found most of the fish were cruising very close to shore. I had all my hits in approx 2-3 feet of water.
What a fun “change up” fishery from Salmon. I can’t see it surpassing a Salmon fishery, but I’ll definitely be focusing more trips on bass in the coming years.
Tackle & Method
Rod: 8 ft Shakespeare ugly stick, Medium weight.
Reel: Mitchell spinning reel
Mainline: 12 lb fluorocarbon line
Lures: 1/2 oz Strike King Pro Model Jig with a Berkley Havoc Pit Boss – Summer Craw (Green pumpkin color)
5″ green pumpkin senko (Gary Yamamoto) on a 4/0 worm hook
Water Conditions & Weather
Water Conditions: Water clarity was very good in this pond.
Water Temperature: Not available
Weather / Lighting: It was a clear hot day! The afternoon was around mid-high 20’s (Celsius).