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Hey on that bass you caught at EE Wilson, I bet you caught it on the north side of the pond, or no? Your posts and video show you fishing the east side of the pond, and that shallow north-east side looks good for spawning bass!

 

....I hope I didnt give anything away!

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Nope I actually caught it right at my normal spot where I was just fishing for trout and then that bass took my bait lol was very unexpected

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EE Wilson isn't the best for bass right now cuz they drained it and scrapped it a few years ago and the bass a d bluegill are just getting repopulated finally but the adair village  pond has some good size large mouth bass fishing is recommend hitting EE in the morning or evening for trout and adair in the mid day for bass if you wanna make a day of it!

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Been harvesting my own worms recently from all the rain and they are coming out at night and mating so I got like 30 big fat worms bigger then you get from the store! I'm ready to get out there and slay some fish!

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@Tentoes1962 hey bud this was actually at EE Wilson again I was just fishing for trout with a Carolina rig with about 12-18 inches of leader and a inflated worm all the bass I've caught recently have either been on inflated worms or ned rigs! I wasn't targeting the bass though it hit my worm just like a trout and I didn't even realize it was a bass till it got closer to shore and dove for the weeds by the bank and then I saw him! 

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I also caught this little guy at a secret little pond I've been looking at on Google maps and decided to go fish it in the rain today lol not the biggest bass but it hit my ned rig pretty good and put up a decent fight to!

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Earlier you mentioned "Adair Pond" as a place to fish for bass during the day, when the AM/PM trout bite wasn't "on" at EE Wilson pond.  I meant to ask where Adair pond is......the only place close to EE Wilson by that name (that I have been able to find on google maps), is "Adair Village"......if it's a secret hole or something like that, then don't worry about sharing...

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9 hours ago, Tentoes1962 said:

Earlier you mentioned "Adair Pond" as a place to fish for bass during the day, when the AM/PM trout bite wasn't "on" at EE Wilson pond.  I meant to ask where Adair pond is......the only place close to EE Wilson by that name (that I have been able to find on google maps), is "Adair Village"......if it's a secret hole or something like that, then don't worry about sharing...

Yeah the adair pond is in adair village you actually park at the ODFW office and walk down there but there are largemouth, bluegill, red ear sunfish and catfish in there it's probably about 5 minutes away from the EE Wilson parking lot So very easy to fish both ponds in the same day!

 

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Thank you so very much Popeye!  I owe you 2 car washes now! :)

 

Earlier you also mentioned a few things that I did not understand about the kind is rigs you're using.....for example you said that you were using: 1) An "inflated worm" and 2) A "ned" rig.....if you find the time I would appreciate a description.  

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Forgot to include questions...

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20 hours ago, Tentoes1962 said:

Thank you so very much Popeye!  I owe you 2 car washes now! :)

 

Earlier you also mentioned a few things that I did not understand about the kind is rigs you're using.....for example you said that you were using: 1) An "inflated worm" and 2) A "ned" rig.....if you find the time I would appreciate a description.  

No problem yeah so when I run the inflated worm I run a Carolina rig set up so usually that's a bullet weight and a plastic bead then that tied to your swivel and your leader lime and hook tied to that! They sell they worm inflators you can get under the skin of the worms and get air pockets in them and it makes the worms float! Pretty simple but very effective! 

 

The Ned rig is completely different and all it really is basically is a buoyant soft plastic with a light weight jig head and fine wire hooks for easier hook sets! Zman is the company that originatinated the Ned rig and they sell several soft plastics to use with the Ned rig rig heads! You can also do a easy youtube search and find alot of info

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Hey I just caught this twelve incher out of Wilsonville pond ( it is just west of I-5 right on the Clackamas/Marion County line just south of where I-5 crosses the Willamette).  In the picture you can see the frog still in its mouth, I must have had 20 blowups but only one taker.....  The top water frog bite is crazy ON right now, mornings and evenings it seems like.

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Oh I forgot to tell how I caught it.....so when the fish blew up on the frog, I paused, set the hook then “SNAP!!!”—- my braided line broke and I said, “ oh fiddlesticks!”- but then I realized the line broke right at my reel and the fish had no where to go with all the weeds so I found my remaining line on the ground and pulled the fish in manually..  It was foolish of me to be using 10lb braid in this pond...I should have and will now use at least 20lb braid at a minimum.

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Hey also I wanted to share a modification to the frogs that I use that I really believe helps to get the bass to bite the “body” of the frog (where the hooks are) and not the tail - I simply cut about half of the rubber “legs” off.  I have also seen people use a trailer hook to do the same thing but I have not tried that.  I really believe this helps to get more hook-ups.....hope this helps!

 

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Hey Popeye yeah they CAN be effective, it just depends on the circumstance.  In the case of Wilsonville pond, it is so “choked” with weeds (I don’t know if it’s hydrilla or what) that a frog is about the ONLY lure that is “fishable”.  Another thing about using frogs is that you sometimes have to discipline yourself to NOT immediately set the hook when they hit it....not always, but sometimes.  

 

Frogs are so much fun to catch bass with though, man!  And with some practice, you can get a frog into some “scary” places and be confident that you won’t get hung-up!

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