Ok I am fishing a pond that was made in 1955 or 56, it was stocked well in early to mid 70s with around 100 blues. How long would have these Blue Cats lived? Is it possible they are still alive and monsters? This pond has never really been fished by any one but kids so I have been fishing it the past couple weeks and catching huge bass, crappie and channel cats but I want to try to see if the blues are there and as big as I would think they should be. The pond is fairely good oval shaped sized and had a small island toward one end of it that is now sunkin to where you can barely see it, it is shallower around the island, around 6 ft? but the lagre area is around 14-16ft deep. Im not sure where to fish for the blues. All the other fish we are catching are not where you would normaly think..lol I mean we caught a 14in crappie fishing botton about 15 feet deep? Bluegill bite out in the middle on bottom, is this normal? I did get about a 7-8Lb channel cat fishing the shollower area around the island on cut bluegil, but where would the Blues be?