In conclusion


These are just a few ways that small-water fishing has made me a better big water angler. Lots of “advanced” anglers look down their noses at guys who fish ponds; I was guilty of as much for years. But really digging in and doing the pond hopping thing has helped me develop new techniques, learn to better utilize my equipment, forced me to slow down and shown me a whole set of fish I had been missing out on for years.

All of this has made me a far better big-water angler. And, I caught a lot of fish and had fun doing it. So maybe it’s time to ask the question, what could pond fishing teach you?