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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Farm pond mastery: Late summer is perfect time to tempt fish in small waters

Farm ponds offer anglers the opportunity to catch big largemouth bass like this one using a fly-rod and bass bugs and streamers. (Photo by Vic Attardo)

The cow mooed, the pig squealed, the horse whinnied, the rooster crowed, and the green tractor let out a cough that would worry any doctor or mechanic.
I smiled. Making my way from the dusty one track where I’d parked my truck, and passing the two-story Dutch barn, I shimmied under the bottom strand of electric fence and walked to the edge of the oval pond. There I laid two rods and a tackle bag in the high grass next to a dehydrated cow pie. I felt so much tension disappear like smoke over my head.
If you’re a kid, or a kid at heart, I hope that sometime in your life you can fish a fertile farm pond and enjoy the simplest, purist fishing you’re ever going to do.

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