The pond behind my house features a flat that ranges anywhere from 1 foot of water to 4 feet of water. This area has a fountain put in by my neighbor that floats on top of the water and is about 3 feet wide (its circular). The only other form of structure is a drainage sewer that sits where the water is about 3-4 feet deep. The bottom is mostly sand with some shells, as well as some submerged weeds but it isn’t clear where they end in the water even after feeling the bottom with jigs.
I’ve had a ton of success in this area fishing jigs, any soft bait Texas rigged and even top waters. I just can’t seem to get any hits with cranks.
Should I focus on those two structures or should I just crank into the bottom and try to find holes for a reaction bite? im really at a loss of any new ideas. I’ve seen bass actively feeding on baitfish and can’t get them to swallow cranks.
It’s stained water so I figure i should match the hatch and use chartreuse from time to time as well. I even vary sizes.
Any ideas would be much appreciated, or tips that helped you. Trying to learn how to use every possible technique available and cranking has been hard for me.
Thanks in advance guys!