Hello fellow members! I'm new to this group as of this morning. I have received many warm welcomes. This is a great place to visit. With that said, I was wondering if any of you have ever fished the retention ponds that you'll find generally around business areas? I spent last year fishing them here in the Indianapolis area. I caught more bluegill and large mouth bass in these ponds then I have anywhere in my 45 years. These ponds are always stocked with fish by state law requirements. It is necessary for controlling mosquitos and other insects from over populating in these ponds. I cleaned and vacuumed sealed more then 400 gills last year and frooze them. (no kidding) I gave many of them away because it was really an over kill. My brother and I live together and we couldn't come close to consuming them all. I imagine some of you may wonder how safe they are for eating. And all I can tell you is that we never suffered any ill effects.and they tasted great! One other thing I wanted to mention is that these ponds are a great place for catching your bait fish for cats! I can catch enough gills in a half hour to supply 2 or 3 trips of fishing.Believe me It's really easy! Give it a try.