Today was a day to take it easy. I made up some carp fishing bait and chum and went down to the nearest carp pond. There I sat and watched bubble makers for the better part of the afternoon. In my observation post I watched a snapping turtle pop up occasionally, probably curious as too what I was doing. I looked down at what I thought was a school of tadpoles, but they turned out to be baby bullheads.
I had two takes, but carp are very good at exhaling the hook and inhaling the bait.
I still wanted to catch something, so after returning home I tied on a rapala and went to a different pond. Three nice bass were ready and willing to eat it.