Looking for Freshwater advice for canals and ponds south florida miami dade/broward

fokeirofokeiro MiamiPosts: 32 Greenhorn
Hi guys im starting to get into the canals/ponds scene since i seen some nice ones around noone fishing on them and was wondering what are good lures or bait for some bass or anything locally. So far got a few spinning rods, just bought a baitcasting combo so i can learn it and have a couple of spinnerbaits and worms, what else is commonly used here for some decent fish. Im willing yo drive around trying places every other weekens so thats not an issue.Thanks

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  • davids8477davids8477 Posts: 208 Deckhand
    A good all round productive lure is the Zoom Super Fluke. Water Melon seed or black.  4 0 hook weedless unweighted. 
  • fokeirofokeiro MiamiPosts: 32 Greenhorn
    A good all round productive lure is the Zoom Super Fluke. Water Melon seed or black.  4 0 hook weedless unweighted. 
    Thanks ill give them a try
  • DropTheHammerDropTheHammer East CoastPosts: 556 Officer
    I also had good success with spinnerbaits. Then there's old school methods like shiners. :)
    We all new what we were doing until DropTheHammer showed up.
  • fokeirofokeiro MiamiPosts: 32 Greenhorn
    I also had good success with spinnerbaits. Then there's old school methods like shiners. :)
    Got 1 1/8 3/8 and 1/2   3/8 added a worm to it and i see them follow it but guess its too big for small fish
  • Alex from GAAlex from GA Posts: 1,193 Officer
    Day in and day out a 4-6" plastic worm Texas rigged with a 1/16 oz weight will out fish anything.  If you can see the fish it can see you and usually won't bite.  I use 6 and 8 lb monofilament or fluorocarbon line.
  • fokeirofokeiro MiamiPosts: 32 Greenhorn
    Day in and day out a 4-6" plastic worm Texas rigged with a 1/16 oz weight will out fish anything.  If you can see the fish it can see you and usually won't bite.  I use 6 and 8 lb monofilament or fluorocarbon line.
    Thanks for the tip...how far from lure u put the weight?
  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 9,460 Moderator
    ^^ Texas rig.. Weight slides to the head of the worm. You can pinch a split shot about 10" up from bait instead for a different look. Try the texas deal.
    "You'll get your weather"
  • fokeirofokeiro MiamiPosts: 32 Greenhorn
    ^^ Texas rig.. Weight slides to the head of the worm. You can pinch a split shot about 10" up from bait instead for a different look. Try the texas deal.
    Thanks for tip got some splitshots will get them a try
  • Alex from GAAlex from GA Posts: 1,193 Officer
    For the Texas rig use bullet weights.  A split shot up the line is called either a split shot rig or a Carolina rig depending how large of a weight you're using.  My go to rig is the Texas with either 1/16th or an 1/8 oz weight if it's windy or the water is deeper than 15'.
  • sharky12sharky12 Posts: 191 Deckhand
    A small jerkbait has always been good for me. Yo-Zuri has made some smaller ones in bright flashy colors that have worked well. of course a good old prop bait is always fun. 
  • bostonsox2904bostonsox2904 Posts: 96 Greenhorn
    The yozuri 3ds is what you're looking for. That's when I really started catching fish. Snook, bass, peas, tarpon, anything really
  • bmoodybmoody Posts: 940 Officer
    black with blue fleck senko fished either wacky or texas w/ or w/o weight.
    cane toads and other frog baits.
    chrome or fire tiger rattle trap particularly for peacocks
    don't try to use typical bass soft plastics for peacocks.
  • Bottom KnockerBottom Knocker PUNTA GORDAPosts: 28 Greenhorn
    Beetle Spin!
  • sigiiligansigiiligan Posts: 98 Greenhorn
    Red rooster tail for peacocks. Gold Rapala minnow works well on peacocks and large mouth also.
  • DropTheHammerDropTheHammer East CoastPosts: 556 Officer
    edited July 3 #16


    DOUGH BAITS




    We all new what we were doing until DropTheHammer showed up.
  • bmoodybmoody Posts: 940 Officer
    Where in Florida are you catching common carp?
  • saltybluegrasssaltybluegrass Posts: 68 Greenhorn
    edited July 7 #18
    Walk N Pop 67-1
    NOTICE- Topwater fishing is an addiction and may replace slower/boring baits. 
    Upon hitting the water - Twitch twice stop. Slow swim to another pop stop. 
  • Gary SGary S Posts: 834 Officer
    For the Texas rig use bullet weights.  A split shot up the line is called either a split shot rig or a Carolina rig depending how large of a weight you're using.  My go to rig is the Texas with either 1/16th or an 1/8 oz weight if it's windy or the water is deeper than 15'.
    You can also pin the weight to the hook with a toothpick. Slide weight to the hook, stick a toothpick in between line and weight and break off extra.
  • Kill_It_N_Grill_ItKill_It_N_Grill_It fort lauderdalePosts: 43 Greenhorn
    along with watermelon seed also throw and twitch zoom superfluke in pearl white.   VERY effective in broward area.   YO-ZURI 3ds minnow in gold also destroys the local freshwater fish
  • RollinRollin Posts: 1,532 Captain
    edited July 22 #21
    Zoom Horny Toad any color, but I like Black and June bug best. Lighter wire 4/0 offset hooks are best. Top water bite is kool. Many ways to fish it, but just walking down the bank casting ahead is pretty deadly
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