Two years ago I had a small pond built on the back side of my farm to raise bait in. In March of 08 I stocked it with 4" and smaller gold fish. Yesterday I went back and fed them just before dark and was I ever surprised. It was alive with fish. Big fish, med. fish and hundreds of small gold fish were every where. I was feeding them about twice a week and earlier in the day when the sun was high and did not see that many feeding while I was there. The Harbor Master and I had taken our three year old grandson to the big pond to catch some bluegill and wanted to show him the gold fish so we fed them just before sunset and it was just amazing to see all the fish. It looked like rain falling with all of them chasing bits of dog food around the pond. The thing that got me the most was all the fry that was hatched in there last year. They are about an inch long and every where. I hate to say this but I am going to have to take some of the bigger ones fishing this fall. Does any body know if you can catch them in a cast net? If you have any questions about putting in a small pond and raising your own bait, I would say "Go for it!" It sure worked for me.