Easy Fishing

The School of Agriculture at a university near my home harbors three ponds. They flood about an acre each. There is a fourth pond but it hasn’t held water for years and has the overgrowth to prove it.

The ponds are used to irrigate the surrounding fields, which serve as classrooms for the agriculture students. A fence surrounds the property. The gate is rarely closed.

I stop occasionally to fish. I rarely stay more than 20 or 30 minutes. It’s that kind of place. Bass and bluegill aren’t huge but they are plentiful.

The fishing is easy. And sometimes, like today, that’s just what you need.

Published by Gary Garth

Writer Contributing outdoor columnist, USA Today Outdoor columnist, Kentucky Monthly

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