Last summer I went with my freind to his farm pond, about 3 acres, which he has stocked with largemouth, crappie, hybrids/stripers, and various other fish. At this pond he has a dock and directly underneath the dock at almost any time, there is about 50 of these fish swimming in a school. Now I've tried every method I know to get these fish to react to something but nothing interest them. No one has ever hooked and landed one of them with a traditional method. I also now that he hand feeds them every morning and evening with bulk fish food. When he throws the food in the fish boil the surface, I've never seen anything like it. Looking at these fish from the surface I'd say they are anywhere from 20" to 30" not sure to be exact, however I do know there are some horses in there. Also there appears to be about 3 or 4 giant largemouth that also swim in the school. The only succesful way of catching them is with a very small almost flyfishing hook, and a piece of this fish food, thrown in with a handful of food. My question is simply have these fish gotten lazy, and only eat free meals? And if they haven't got lazy, how does a pond this small with minimal baitfish support this school, or are they only alive because of the scheduled feedings? And finally does anyone know of a true way of fishing for these pond wipers, the fish food hook definetly feels like cheating.Thanks alot and any help would be greatly appreciated.