The massive heatwave has delayed our pond fishing to late in the evening and beyond into darkness. In the last hour before sunset, we targeted bluegills at the edge of the weedline with Bully’s Bluegill Spiders. Most of the 8-inch plus bluegills were caught at 4 feet of depth. Then we transitioned from 3-wt. rods to 7 wts. and our new H.O.T. Streamers. In our final hour of fishing, we landed several largemouths of 12 to 14 inches but lost a 5-pounder in a dramatic head-shaking leap. That moment of anguish sent me home, but there will be a rematch.