We didn't get to the pond until it was pretty late in the evening. Fishing was tough for a fly angler like me....tall weeds along the steep bank, emergent aquatic weedbeds around the pond. It took considerable skill to cast a blockhead popper beyond the weedline...they cast like a kite!
I managed to land 6 bass, and missed the hookset on at least 3 others. 5 were decent fish, good fights, and tough to bring through the weeds. Good thing I had just put on fresh 10lb tippet once I arrived at the pond! The biggest bass measured 19". The smallest bass was about 1", and he was impaled on the hook after I was ripping the popper back through the weeds. I'm sure he was going for the fly though, right? :)