Earlier this year on the way home from a fishing event, one of my partners invited me and a friend to observe a private pond near his home in Southeastern Wisconsin.....I was informed that this pond had been stocked with hybrid gills...Never having caught a specifically stocked hybrid gill, I was stoked at the thought...............After a short ride in a golf cart, we arrived to see a very nicely landscaped perimeter and a beautiful 2 acre pond. The water had been obviously treated with aquashade and had a blue hue.....Still having 1/4 oz... deep water spoons tied on, we threw frantically into the deep blue....the very first cast brought no takers, but more than a dozen very large specimens pursued the spoon similar to several football players running up field in a flying wedge.
We eventually scaled down to 1/16th oz spoons and brought a few in for inspection....these fish were big, had length 10-11"+....but were thin shouldered. The pond also contained a healthy Largemouth population....These fish were pellet fed when we were there, and the water boiled.....due to the absence of body mass, I would guess they were also under-fed.
The landowner was not present when we were there, so I had a lot of unanswered questions about this pond.......The video footage that I captured that day was accidental.....I had the camera strapped around my neck and never knew it was on.