It didn't start out that good. Back to Derby Pond, but a slow morning. I only managed 2 Yellow Perch, 3 Crappies, 2 8" Gills and 2 Mill Roaches. The winds were about 15 MPH. And then my trolling motor battery began to weaken. I almost made it back to the ramp before it died completely.
I should have known it was failing as it was still taking half a charge after being plugged in for 24 hours.
Bought a new battery ( a painful $86) and decided to try another new (to me) Delaware pond, McGinnis Lake. Had a good afternoon until the wind got worse and chased me home. I caught 1 tiny Bass, dozens of Crappie, and a couple of dozen Bluegills (of all sizes) including a few 8.5" plus specimens. This lake is a bit bigger and deeper than Derby and it had allot of submerged wood and brush piles.