So the five ponds I fished today all do have some decent fish, even some large fish, but I didn't encounter any of those today so let's just do a quick overview.
Pond 1: One small bluegill on the Chernobyl Ant.
Pond 2: On tiny bluegill, lots of small shad like fish seen. Potentially good kayak pond.
Pond 3: One small bass, one average bluegill.
Pond 4: A few more gills, one small bass. Very little space so I had to strip set with a dry fly... not so good.
Pond 5: Better bluegills, but it was very difficult to get them through the 4 ft. margin of super thick lily pads.
And finally the river. And of course, the one fish I caught all day that was worth taking a photo of was the one I dropped in the water: an honest to God 14 inch yellow perch. There were some large catfish there. I need to hit this spot at night!