I built a great 1 1/2 acre pond last year. Its 16 feet deep to 3 feet deep. I stocked it with the correct ratio of bass to bluegills and added some perch. I put 3000 fathead minnows in it at first and added 2000 more this spring. They are reproducing more minnows already. The perch and gills are growing great. The problem is I don't think the bass are growing. They were 4-6 inch last Oct. I am letting the kids play with the gills now and every so often they get a bass. The biggest bass so far is only 7 inches. Shouldn't they be doing better than this. I also feed a dry fish food everyother day. Any ideas??