Bass Fishing: Catch Lunkers at Small Lakes Near You
By: Dan Anderson
If you haven't looked at the smaller urban lakes in your area, you are missing out on some great bass fishing
If you drive more than 10 miles from your urban home to catch early season largemouth bass, you’re almost surely driving farther than you need to. That’s a fact.
At some point in that drive you most likely motor past a small pond in an urban park or industrial area. Those urban waters should be high on your list of local bass-catching opportunities. If they are not, you should make it a point to check them out.
That’s because many municipalities now incorporate fishing potential into the design of water retention basins in urban and industrial areas.
“Urban retention basins are modern-day farm ponds,” said urban fisheries biologist Tyler Stubbs, “and small ponds can be great spots for big bass. Many cities are realizing that if they make those basins deep enough, design them correctly, and put them in a greenspace with landscaping, or in an urban recreation area like a Little League park or a soccer field, the city not only gets the storm water and runoff retention they need, but it also provides folks with fishing opportunities.”
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