Not my pond, but fished a friends pond recently. This pond was stocked years ago, but has not been managed, fed, or anything for many years. My buddy and I fished it in our kayaks, and caught over 100, 1-2 pound bass. We also caught a few dinner plate sized bluegill. It was clear they needed to start culling them, so we helped out with that, and I have fish tacos for the next few weeks. We fished it over 2 days, and the last 30 minutes we were there, I caught the smallest fish I have ever hooked through the lip, but I also hooked up with a monster! Total weight was 8 pounds, and it measured 24" long, and is officially my personal best largemouth bass. Best part is, I caught it on an 1/8th ounce Roadrunner jig, that the mirror had broken off of, haha! Who says you need big bait to catch big fish?
Small pond, medium pond, big pond, doesn't make a huge difference. If the LMB are out eating their forage base and your goal is to grow bigger (large/better conditioned/RW) bass, harvest is a crucial part of pond management.
Agree ! Red = my edit.
All - Good learning point here based on the pics. A classic unmanaged LMB/BG pond in the south. Many small low RW LMB , a few ok (85 RW) midsize bass , some large BG and one or two very large dominant LMB (older females)
BTW nice catch and fish (LMB and BG).
Question BranClanFarm - did you see many mid sized BG (3-5 inch) ?