Yesterday during lunch, I barely had enough open water to fish since the local lakes and ponds had all iced over during the night. Still got it done.
Today was very warm (upper 60's) and windy. The ice disappeared during the day. It was still sort of windy by the time I got home from work, but do-able. It was too nice and warm to NOT visit a local public pond!
I started fly-fishing at around 5:45pm, and fished for one hour. I used a chartreuse microjig under an indicator. I had a couple strikes at the indicator, and all the fish caught were either near shore or right at the edge of the first drop-off. Based on these clues, I should have switched to an unweighted pattern without an indicator, but I can be a lazy fella sometimes. I did ok with the technique I was using...I ended up catching 6 crappies and 2 decent bluegills.