i posted a few weeks ago that i was worried my little pond on the road to work had met its demise over the winter. turns out i was just impatient after a great spring last year. a week and a half ago i picked up the little lmb pictured on a size 0 aglia, then finally last night noticed meaningful numbers of fish following the mepps. switched to the CT with a leech and took the pictured crappie. got one crappie here last year and have been hoping to add one to the tank at home ever since. the green sunfish, from the same pond, was caught last spring. super cool fish and the only one i have ever encountered. started showing some fin rot about a week ago, hope he survives it. love this pond. surface area is probably about 1-2 acres. my guess is that it's got so many species cause it's on the flood plain and picks up new residents from various farm ponds in the valley during floods. have so far taken lmb, pumpkinseed, black crappie, brown bullhead, green sunfish, gold shiner (from the throat of a lmb), yellow perch, and remarkably, this morning - a salmonid youngster. i believe someone must have dumped some in. they won't survive when the summer comes, if the lmb don't finish them off first.