There were a few Mallard Ducks and a number of Canadian Geese on and around the pond. There is a street near one side of the pond, timber on the opposite side, and fairly new houses back up to the other 2 sides. Its not a large pond...maybe 1/2 to 3/4 acre. Despite last night's rain and water flowing into the pond from a storm culvert, the water was relatively clear for Iowa. Although it was overcast, I could see down 2-3 feet.
I didn't wander around the pond...maybe next time. I just fished from one spot since there was decent room for fly-casting there. I used a microjig. I tried it with an indicator, but hits were more aggressive and I caught more when I was just retrieving it without an indicator on the line.
I caught 2 small Crappies and at least 9 Bluegills, including this strong, deep-bodied fish...it actually took line from my hand!
I also got an excellent fight out of this 13.5" Largemouth Bass: