Follow these tips and we'll guarantee your success

While bass and pike feed aggressively and chase food, POND TROUT are more selective in their eating habits and prefer smaller, slower (or stationary) food sources such as a worm, insect or something representing their normal food pellet. It is wise to keep this in mind and fish accordingly. Cast far out into the pond and let the bait sink to the bottom. Don't make quick repetitive casts (remember this is not pike or bass fishing).
1- Dip about a 1/4 pail of water from the pond, it will keep the caught fish cooler, change water as required.
2- Place pail well back from the pond edg (about 20 ft)
3- Fish from the one pond side (the lower, tree free side), this will help keep the trout unspooked.
4- Cast at least half way across pond (be ready for that quick strike), let bait sink to bottom of pond.
5- Wait a few minutes before slowly retrieving bait (a worm for weight + 3 or 4 kernels of corn).
6- Keep line fairly tight, when the trout strikes, set hook with quick flick (watch your line for telltale info.)

7- In summer months keep back from the waters edge at least 20 feet;  except when  landing fish.
8- Play the fish out before it reaches shore - keeping line tight by reeling in slowly and smoothly.
9- KEEP POLE TIP DOWN! (stiff rods) Follow fish with pole tip (DO NOT LIFT or PULL) or fish will tear lip
10- Always use dip net to lift trout out of the water - slide net under (never sideways) fish then lift up.
11- Carry netted fish away from waters edge before removing from net - (to where pail is located).
12- When done fishing , clean up area, put chairs back so that the wind doesn't blow them into the pond.
13- Drain all water from pail onto grass (not pond); carry trout to house for measurement / payment.
14- Budget about $7.50 per trout (15"). Cleaning (if requested) is 50 cents, filleting is $1; each
1-* Let children play near the pond without a vest. The banks are very steep, the water deep.
2-* Let children run; tripping on fish lines may cause injuries to others or damage equipment.
3-* Let children play with nets or throw things into the pond.
4- Let the wind blow containers into the pond, if it does, net it out
5- Release or throw a fish back into pond
6- Litter, always use the garbage pail. Discarded lines and hooks are very dangerous.
7-*Use spawn, sinkers, swivels, hasps , floats or lures with treble hooks (you don't need to).

8- Use food for bait such as cheese, marshmallows etc. - cooked corn is O.K.

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