I recently started fishing an old farm pond in Ne Louisiana thats full of crappie (white purch to the natives). There also a lot of bass. Anyway, there's some really deep water in this 4-5 acre pond/lake- deep like 30+ feet in some spots. I've had some success deep & shallow on cold and warm days, but never too many in 1 day. One of my most surprising catches was a "slab" of close to 3lbs that I caught tightlining from the bank in about 20ft water. Thing is, I was catfishing with a big shiner (crushed to bleed) and tipped with a whole earthworm on a 3/0 circle hook. My rod was nearly jerked into the water when the fish hit. I thought I had a big cat or a grinnel (bowfin) which are extremely numerous in this neck of the woods. Imagine my surprise when I pulled out a slab. This just happened a couple of days ago and I just had to share it with ya'll.