I started out the day today fishing a couple of ponds targeting largemouth bass. The first gave up a few big pumpkinseeds and a crappie to go with the rather small bass. A few were taken on a big Deceiver. The water was clear enough that I could watch the fish come up and munch on the white and chartreuse streamer.
I switched ponds. There were some tremendous bass hanging out in one of the coves. A few really nice fish, 16 to 18 inches, and three gargantuan fish, none of which would have gone under 10 lbs. Amazing, considering a 10 lb bass is a rare beast in this part of the country. And of course they would not touch a damned thing I put in front of them I even hooked a bluegill and the biggest of the three chased it around but wouldn't eat it. The time I spent on that pond was not a waste, I got to see a few really cool pickerel takes in the glass clear water.
This evening Adam got the boat out and him, Dalton and I went for pike and bass on the big river. I got some follows and nailed a perch on a Clouser. We chased swans and enjoyed a chilly evening on the water despite the tricky fishing.