I tried for bass with a topwater, but had no takers. I switched to a microjig under an indicator. First fish of the evening, a 9" Pumpkinseed Sunfish.
Caught a few bluegills, changed out the microjig/indicator for other bluegill patterns, and caught some more bluegills. Not many, though.
As the cloudy sky darkened, I put the bass popper back on, and fished my way down a shoreline. I had a couple strikes, one probably a bass, one or two that were probably bluegills or hybrid sunfish.
And then...closer to shore than I would have imagined...a big strike! Strong fish! Landed and measured the Largemouth Bass at 20"...VERY GOOD for this area!
This nearly always has pretty good to very good water clarity, but the low angle of the sun in the evening made it nearly impossible to spot any Grass Carp. Once again I tried for bass, but only caught a few bluegills on the big popper. I tried for bluegills, and only caught a few, plus a crappie. I relocated to a different area of the pond as my fishing time was rapidly ending. I fancast a shallow area, caught another bluegill or two. Then I had a good strike, and a nice fish on. I couldn't tell if it was a bass or crappie, but it was fighting very well. I landed it, and the crappie measured 14.5"!
I hope the great fishing lasts a while longer, but the season will be changing very dramatically soon.
Fall Urban Trout stocking starts at the end of this week in my county!