There's a small cluster of pads and grass in the back right corner of my favorite pond (below) that only grows in summer. That's where I always get a bite on a red worm. The runoff pipe from my neighbor Jim's yard is good for a fish, especially on rainy days, and his little dock is worth a skip or two with a wacky worm as long as it's sunny and the brim are around. In winter, I'll spot a couple fish swimming by the rocks at the dam only on the warmest days, and every once in a while I get one to hit a small jig or crankbait. In the spring, I've caught two five pounders on back to back buzzbait casts against Jim's lawn. Last year, the water got so high I even saw "Grumpy" (that's the pond's alpha female) spawning in his kid's sandbox. If this pond sounds familiar, it's because most bass anglers know one just like it.