I recently spent a long weekend at Brasada Ranch near Bend to celebrate my 20th wedding anniversary, and we fished the little C&R ponds on the property. They're stocked with LMB and bluegill. I seriously underestimated the inhabitants of this water the first time I approached it and got schooled by a couple of big bass that laughed at my 4x tippet and 4wt. These bass were nabbing 5 inch bluegills as I was trying to land them and taking off across the pond with them - I only got 1 out of 4 of those back. Unintentional bait fishing! One of the bass that snapped me off on a fly (soooo close!) had to have been 5 lbs. The real kicker, though, was this bluegill that I landed on a small bead head bugger. I'd never seen a gill this big before. In that one pic, you can see he's longer than my hiking boot (boot is just under 12 in!) and he had to have been 2 inches thick. He fought like crazy and was released unharmed, of course. Lots of fun!