Northeast Florida pond fishing
I started bass fishing recently in small ponds around St. Augustine FL. I just do it from the bank, no boat. I was wondering what bait I should be using now that the temperatures are heating up and I'm guessing the bass are done spawning.
Some things to take into consideration are these ponds have little to no structure. They're either retention ponds or golf course ponds. Some have a lot of algae slime near the bank or bottom. The one I fished today had less algae and was basically a rectangle with only sporadic grass where the water was about 6in to 2ft deep. I dont know how deep these ponds are at their deepest but I image its not very deep.
The golf course ponds are still basically retention ponds but they let aquatic plants grow in and around them. Some have a few lily pads, cat tail and other things but most of the grass is just around the banks.
But these ponds do have fish. I have caught bass, blue gill, sun fish, bofin and saw some gar.