I went out this morning to fish the ponds and see if the cats were still going or not. I parked at the first pond and walked around it to the backside back were the trees are in the water. I started out fishing slip rigs on the bottom near the trees. I used cut sunfish and bean bait for bait. I was using 3/0 hooks for the cut sunfish and 1/0 dip bait hooks for the bean bait. I would cast as close to the trees as I possibly could without getting snagged up. I got there at 7:00 am. At 7:45 I had my first cat. It weighed 3 lbs and was really pretty. After a couple hours I caught my second fish, which weighed 4 1/2 lbs. At 11:00 they took off and I caught 3 in a row in half an hour, the biggest being 5 lbs and the other two a 2 and 3 respectively. All fish got turned back to the anger of my wife and dad when I got home and they found out. I just really believe in letting children have fun too. The weather was sunny and the water was cold.