Re: Effective small pond fishing
Probably someone already said this, but you can make things a lot easier on yourself simply by adding your own structure. This can be anything, an old christmas tree, rocks, whatever. probably the best single 'add-on' structure is an old tractor tire. Simply sink it in at least 5-10 feet of water. It becomes a hide out for sunfish/baitfish within a week. That will draw bass to the area, or any other predator species in the water. Now you know where the fish are and what depth. just add appropriate flies and get bit.
Be a little cautious though. You don't want to add structure that interacts with the water or damages the ecosystem, as that will probably kill the fish. Also, i never sunk anything that came too close the surface. So if i sunk something in 10 feet of water, it was only 5 feet high, and usually not even that. Anyway, good luck, and don't forget some pics.
"Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn." ~Chuck Clark