I am in the process of driving back home from a fishing trip in Indiana. Most of the time I fish salt water - but do enjoy eating fresh water fish.
My brother-in-law called and said that blue gills, red ears, crappie, and bass were hitting. Since fishing lately in sunny Florida has been less than stellar, I made the trip with my wife to Indiana.
Our first day was at a farm pond.
We heard that the pond - which consists of about 25 acres in two ponds - was overrun with blue gills. My two brothers-in-law and I spent about four hours fishing with small tiger tails. We nailed about 80 fish consisting of bass, blue gills, some cat fish, and crappie. When we got home we had a fish fry. Great tasting fish.
The third day we went to the Salem Reservoir. Much to my surprise the fish were a lot smaller than we caught at the farm ponds. However, on my first cast much to my surprise a large carp hit my tiger tail jig. I had four pound test mono and an ultra light rod and reel. I took me 45 minutes to land this one and it weighed in at 18 pounds. I released it and it swam off after some encouragement.
On our final day we returned to the farm pond and caught 12 bass and assorted pan fish. A wonderful trip and I have a cooler filled with some very tasty fish.