Heres a good one. I live in upstat SC and have a good size pond right below my house (15-20 acres) and have fished it with alot of success over the years including some Trophy Largemouths. This year I didn't get much time to fish at the beginning of the summer but by mid to late summer I finally got some good time in there. While the fishing was a little slower than usual and the bass seemed less aggressive than in previous seasons we still caught some nice 4-5 pounders and lots of 1-2 pounders.
About 2/3 of the pond is only 16 to 32 inches deep with large sections of very heavy vegetation, most of which is just about an inch or two below the surface. The rest of the pond is 6-10 foot deep with alot of trees and debris on the bottom. All its banks are covered with reeds and thick saw type grass/water lilies and woods and it has two coldwater creeks feeding it.
So heres the problem, Since the start of September we have caught exactly 0 fish. The bass are still very active and aggresive during the morning and evening as you can sit there and watch them tearing up the surface and making wakes while feeding. I have thrown literally every type lure in my arsenal for 3 weeks (almost daily), every tactic I'm familiar with. Topwater lures like floating Rapalas, Popr and jitterbugs in lots of colors and sizes, which usually is all you need, many types, sizes, and colors of plastic worms, lizards, frogs, trickworms, flukes and grubs. Texas rigged, Carolina rigged, weightless, dropshot and shakyheads. Spinners and buzzbaits and Roostertails. I've tried shinners, cricketts and nightcrawlers and nothing, but like I said before. Its very apparent that the fish are there and aggressivly feeding. Just not on whats on the end of my line! Any help or advice would be greatly appretiated. What should I try tommorow?