Went to the inl;aws today and to my amazment the males were guarding the nests already ! I could hardly believe my eyes . Also , we had the pond stocked after draining it and digging it deeper with 8-10" bass , the ones i saw were between 13-15" . I cant believe that they grew that much in one year . They looked alot bigger in the water so I had to catch one to see how big they realy were .