They were right about that. In fact, it’s the state of Wisconsin’s pond, part of the 6,000-acre Mecan River State Fishery Area. This pond doesn’t have a name, and even if it did, I wouldn’t divulge it. Pete shared the spot with me several years ago, and as near as we can tell, the only other people who fish it are the Amish kids.
Besides, there are plenty of spring ponds to go around, not only in Wisconsin and Michigan, but in New England, Upstate New York, the Mountain West, and elsewhere. Fed by mineral-rich groundwater that maintains a constant temperature year-round, these ponds are typically less than 10 acres in size. And while brookies are the classic quarry, browns and rainbows show up too.