Got to a pond during my lunch hour. The end I start at was pretty much devoid of visible fish or even bubble trails. Fished for a bit there anyway, then went to the opposite side of the pond. Saw some bass. Had a strike or two, but didn't hook them. Caught 5-6 Bluegills, then started looking for bigger fish.
Cast to some "carp bubbles"....a catfish intercepted the fly on the drop. 16":
Saw a few bubbles closer to the outside edge of the weedline. Cast into that area, set the hook into a heavier fish I thought was gonna be a carp, but ended up being the biggest catfish I've seen in this pond so far.... 22":
It was 'bout time to head back to work...finally saw a few mud clouds and bubble trails on the far side of the bay....made some casts. The line finally jumped, I set the hook and was into a good fish. 25" Carp!
I didn't have high expectations when I went fishing during lunch today....I was pleased to even get some bluegills. The cats and carp were welcome bonuses!