A small frog chorus happily serenaded me as I brought my float tube ashore following a fantastic late-evening pond trip. Forty fish fell for my minnow and bug imposters. Only one was a bass of 13 inches and only two female bluegills were caught. One was still swollen with eggs; the other had spawned out. Most of the catches hit when the white/silver Mini Minnies were retrieved through their guarded nests. The size of the bluegills was exceptional with many over 8 inches, and one was the largest bluegill I’ve caught at that pond was measured at 10 inches. My 4 wt. had a deep bend all evening long. I just love the month of May.