When should you leave a pond?

Sometimes reds can be piled up on one shoreline.

So how do you know you’re not missing that one shoreline?

Generally speaking, you should fish 100-200 yards of a shoreline before picking up and moving to another one in that pond.

You should pick up and leave when it’s clear you cannot get a good approach due to:

  • really thick grass
  • too shallow water
  • not seeing any bait or fish activity at all

It’s a gamble between striking gold and saving time.

NOTE: You should have already watched the referenced video in this lesson, but here it is anyway for the sake of brevity:

  • Milt deReyna says:

    My personal experience says they’re on the bank, but do you ever hit the middle of some of these shallow ponds? Especially 2-3′ depth.

    • It’s worth a look, for sure.

      However, in saltwater ponds I don’t usually bother, unless the water is super low.

      If there is any kind of cover in the middle of pond, like aquatic grass, I will definitely fish that.

      This we usually find in the fresher water ponds.