I got a phone call from a rancher in the area. He was having to water cattle out of one of his ponds. The pond was down and will go down a lot more. He asked me to come in and catch the fish. He stated that even if he does not drain the pond the fish would winter kill out. All he asked was that any large bass be put in another pond. He would put a stock tank near the shore of the pond I was fishing that the bass could be tossed into. It seemed like a good place to go. I fished this pond years ago and then the land changed hands.