I visited a local public pond. Despite the overnight rain, the water was fairly clear. And with the bright sun overhead and not much wind, I could see into the water very well. I thought for sure I'd be able to spot a grass carp or channel catfish if they were around. Instead, I only saw a large turtle, lots of bullfrogs and large tadpoles, bass, bluegills, green sunfish, and a very large white goldfish.
I wasted a good amount of time casting to that darn goldfish...I WANT TO CATCH THAT FISH!! But it ignored everything. I need something even smaller, I think. I had some flies with me I had tied up specifically for this situation, but I was too lazy to dig them out of the bottom of my hip pack. I did toss a fly that this fish had hit once before, but it didn't go for it again. I did catch some bluegills on that, though.
Anyway, I ended up catching at least 7 Bluegills on a Woolly Worm, as well as 4 nice Green Sunfish.