I have been fishing in a couple of local ponds, one is a mile from my house and the other is twenty miles from my house. The latter is the one I like the best! But for convience I often fish the closet pond with my daughter as she loves to catch perch. The last couple of times I have been there, I have caught turtles four in total, and one the size of a car wheel. I use the same bait and method in each pond, the pond that is twenty miles away I have caught some nice fish with no problems or turtles What is wrong with the closer pond is it infested with turtles, what should I do with a turtle that I catch, and no I am not going to try and remove the hook from the mouth of a turtle that is as big as a wheel on my car. On the other hand I stayed till ten last night fishing at the closer pond, I had a colman lantern going and the water became lively as darkness fell. First time I have night fished in many years and I did catch a small catfish, not much but fun nonetheless. Still the turtle thing is irritating me, should I just forget about this pond and invest my time in the better pond twenty miles away?