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Considering that big bass are very territorial and will pretty much OWN the nicest piece of cover with the quickest route to deep water that is what I would locate if I were after only a big bass. This could be pads in 6 feet of water that sit next to a drop off into 10+ feet of water. Or it could be the area on a shallow grassy flat that the lake channel swings in and close to or it could be laydown timber on a steep bank. Whatever it is, I would do a good survey of the cover the mini lake/pond has to offer and their relative depths, pick out the best combo of both and then fish the chosen area(s) very slow and methadocially from about 10am on. The reason I specify a time is because big bass are also pretty lazy (more like proficient) and will feed heavier during broad day light when they can best see their food.

Once I have the spot picked out that I feel their is most likely going to be a huge bass occupying, I would use quiet natural baits and I would work them a multitude of ways. I would fish a soft jerkbait very very slowly, letting it die and slowly settle in and around all key areas of the cover and structure. I'd also fish 6 to 8 worm very slowly and methodically. I may use weight, I may not. I'd do a lot of dead stickin. I'd also do a lot of bottom crawling with it. A jig would be another option Id bring into play as well.

What bait you use I think is somewhat a matter of confidence. I do believe the more natural and silent the bait, the better, but that still leaves you a myriad of choices. The most crucial part of targeting big bass though is location, like mentioned above, and then having the confidence and determination to spend an hour or 2 (if not more) on that ONE spot trying to convince the biggest smartest fish in the lake to bite your offering.
 

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I think a good general rule of thumb with crankbaits is to determine how deep the water you are fishing in is and then choose a crankbait that will diver 2 feet deeper than that so  that you can bang into the bottom, and the cover down there, as often as possible. However, generally when big fish hunting, a crankbait is the last lure I will reach for. Sure, big fish get caught on it but it's by far the best lure for the job.

I love the look of that pond. Do you have a depth finder? If you do, Id ride around that pond zig zaggin all over until I completely understood the bottom contour (assuming you have no map). Up north most of the ponds and small lakes I fished in were not mapped and I did my best to map them all myself by zig zagging. My buddy Tim (tighe - the bassholes co-owner) use to go nuts and get so embarassed when I did that lol He always worried about what people on  the lakes or shores thought about us for driving in circles and zig zags and in all crazy directions LOL I didnt care though, when I was done and had a better understanding of the bodies of waters, the bigguns started being boated. Im sure your pond must have a ditch or two or perhaps a deep stump or even deep stump field.
 
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