I went back to the pond tonight and tried a deer hair popper tied up like a frog. There was definitely a lot going on. Fish were jumping everywhere. Water was swirling and bugs were flying. Unfortunately the fish weren't eating what I had for dinner. I had a quick flashback to my Florida trip where the tarpon seemed to just be messing with me.
These bass were messing me.
I'll be back, though and hopefully tomorrow, and keep trying to crack the code.
Not a bad way to end the evening.