The Largemouth Bass are nesting in the smaller ponds and probably spawned within the week. They can be really finicky around the nest!
The Bluegills have just started nesting, and the females are about ready to burst!
PumpkinseedSunfish are also nesting, and currently spawning.
Speaking of Pumpkinseeds....I finally caught a 9-incher! That qualifies as an Iowa Master Angler size...
Buffalo were spawning last weekend....didn't even know they were IN the pond I was fishing until I saw them. Common Carp seem to be doing some spawning in the shallow weeds as well. Grass Carp....I dunno... they are still a mystery to me. I haven't figured them out yet.
I did foul-hook a common carp, which wasn't intentional, nor very sporting...but still perversely fun.
The hook pulled out before I could land it, though.
And the ducks....well....their chicks must be a favorite food of something in the ponds....the numbers of chicks has diminished from about 10/hen duck to about 2-4 chicks/hen duck now!