I got to the ponds around 6:00. I got to my spot and set up with some cat bait on the bottom and a crappie jig. I got one crappie and a small bass on the jig before I lost it to a tree... The I had a jointed, floating, Rapala look-alike I got in a bargain bin. I got two crappies and one nice bass with this. They hit it on the top. My friend got one crappie on a tiny minnow thing. The cats weren't biting today, but I saved the small crappies to use as cut bait on Friday, I hope this works.