Fishing at the pond has been very slow. The only good outing was an evening a week or two ago when I caught two good crappie and a largemouth all within a half an hour or so. It's probably key that it was an evening rather than an afternoon. On the afternoon trips this month (2 or 3) the only catch was a small bass one day when I felt like fishing the 7 foot fiberglass rod that I haven't used in about 20 years. In May I wrote that bluegills were pretty much a sure thing at the shallow end, but that certainly is no longer the case.
I did another trip this month based on wanting to use a particular rod. That one was to Thomas Point Park because it is a close place to fish the salt with my 9 weight rod. Didn't catch anything, but it's a nice place that I intend to return to.
Yesterday I set out to fish Antietam Creek near the Civil War battlefield, but it was high and off-color from a recent rain. Instead I continued to the Potomac at Shepherdstown, West Virginia which was running pretty clear. I didn't want to wade very far, but I did manage a nice smallmouth and a bluegill within a short time.
The June fishing trip to the Gunpowder is described on June 7th below.