Very easy to sum up the first time I went out this spring. I enjoyed lots of casting practice and no fish. This was just after the ice melted off part of the pond. About 80% of the pond was still covered with ice, but I wanted to be out.
Second time I took a friend out who is in the early stages of Alzheimer's. If I take him out fishing it gives his wife a break. We went to a pond near town that is easy to walk into and not a long hike. We headed down to the dam end. I walked across the dam to hit the broad flat on the east side of the pond. Both of us made several casts in this area with nothing happening.