Earlier this week I float-tubed a small pond with great success. Shaded deadfalls held aggressive bass to 15 inches while shoreline weed beds delivered bug bluegills with three measuring a robust 9 inches. All were caught and released on a size-10 chartreuse sponge spider. Anxious for a repeat performance I returned two days later with the same equipment and tactics but quickly discovered the mood of the fish had drastically changed. Those few that remained near the same structure refused to chase after a meal. Either my offerings were refused altogether or were indifferently hit if no energy expenditure was necessary on their part. The sizes of the caught fish were also much smaller. The only discernible difference was that a persistent east wind which indicated a change in barometric pressure was in play. So, do I plan to avoid fishing east winds? Of course not, I go fishing whenever I can!