This pond is owned by my sister in law. It's approximately 20 years old, 1/2 to 3/4 acre, maximum depth 18' to 20'. There is a good population of bluegill, most are 5" to 8" and you never see any stunted ones. The biggest largemouth bass I've caught out of there was 14", and her husband says that's the largest one he's seen. He and his boys aren't interested in fishing, but use the pond for swimming. The only people who fish the pond are some church friends, maybe his sons and a couple their friends try it 2-3 times a year in the spring, and I fish it occasionally, it's about a 1/2 mile hike through the woods. They stocked it once with hybrid sterile crappie. This was before I knew them, and they said the crappie got huge, 16" to 17", but they eventually ran their course and died out. There are two grass carp in there for weed control, one looks to be about 6 lb, the other about 15 lb. My wife's oldest brother lives closeby, he drained his pond and put about 8 channel cats in his sister's pond here in the photos. I was really reluctant they ever lived, but some of the boy's friends said they had night fished a couple times and hooked fish which would break their line or straighten out their hooks. Well, yesterday I got a good look at a big cat in the pond, he looked to be a little less than 3' long. I've never fished for the catfish but a couple times in early morning with cut bait, never had any luck. Apparently they are nocturnal. Anyway, I told my sister in law I would pay to stock some fish in there if we could ever figure out what type and how many. I can't explain the reason for the puny bass, there are no green sunfish in there (thank God), very few turtles, and I've noticed I never hear bullfrogs, just small spring peepers or tree frogs. Could stocking the crappie have affected the bass population? No crappie in the pond nowadays. Are there any pond experts out there who can suggest what to stock? The owners don't care. They allow very few people access and there's plenty of dogs running around to discourage intruders. I included a photo of an average size bream from the pond, it looks like a spawned out female. I gave the bream and grass carp a good feeding yesterday of half a loaf of stale bread.