When everybody said this pond wasn't worth saving, I was determined to save it. It is far from finished but man am I glad I didn't listen to all of the reasons why to just fill it in, which was the local landfill for whatever the neighbors didn't want bofore I started on it. I have put many long hours of hard work cleaning peoples unwanted weight machines,car parts,water tanks,you name it! Not to mention the Three fully grown cottonwoods the electric co. dropped in. It's finally paying off, now I can actually make a cast without snagging trash and snag fish like these. The gill was just shy of 10" the crappie was 15" and the bass I forgot to measure but weighed just shy of 4, I've caught at least 6 other bass over 2lbs and a crappie 14 and countless gills that are huge. But there is still one bass in there that I haven't pulled in yet, I've hooked him twice but has proven too much for my line.