On Friday I went to TimJC's Pond (at least that is what I am calling it) and finally managed to get some carp out of there. The first carp was a red-finned beauty that was probably about 20" in length (named Billy Joe Bob). A short while later, I pulled a 14.5" small mirror that I named Shaniqua (I'm going to give these fish bad names). Tim, if you want the fish to have better names, you better catch them first As I was packing up, I caught a skinny, hard-fighting channel cat. All of these fish fell victim to sweet corn. Before I left, I chummed my spot with additional bait. The next morning should have been better, but the place was lifeless. After talking to a regular there, I learned the reason: after I left on Friday, they treated the lake for algae. Every time I go there, the algae mats are more and more numerous, threateningto render the lake unfishable. At least on Saturday I got a lot of great photos of the resident buzzard.