I carry my fly fishing gear with me all the time in case I see a place that looks like it will hold bass and perch. I have found over the years of fishing for these guys live in same condition in most ponds... A bass and perch must have structure to live in... I have notice the ponds around the housing areas and even the park ponds don't have any structure at all in these ponds, People wonder why there no fish in them or why the fish don't grow.. This is the #1 problem...no structure no fish... Fish must have a place to live, I mean minnow, crawfish, catfish, bass, and perch. Without structure no food chain will grow.... So. Whoever is in charge of Park Ponds...an ponds in housing areas please put some lay down dead trees, rocks and a little moss along the banks and even some in deeper water... In a year the difference will show. I will post some pictures of a healthy pond just with a little of plants and some moss along the banks..