I went fishing to stock my brother in laws small pond (1/3-1/2acre close to twenty feet deep in the middle) during the winter but I haven't seen anysigns of life in there until last weekend. I finally had a chance to go by there and just that morning they had finally seen a bunch of small 1-2 in minnows all over the place, which confused me since no minnows had been put in. I check them out and they are fingerling bass everywhere. We only put in 4 small bass we caught (legal size) and about 90 gills so this came as a real suprise and i can see one of the bass sitting on a nest. I haven't seen any gills on any nest yet but I caught a few and ther colors where amazing but dark, so they should be starting soon. Small frogs and tadpoles of every size make up the main food source and you can't move a foot along the bank without steping on a few dozen, water bugs and crickets abound but worms still catch them.