The temperatures were dropping and it had rained for two days. We got about three inches which is great for the soil moisture but terrible for driving into ponds. But it was a fairly nice day and it was time to be putting a line on the water. I grabbed two rods and headed out to a pond. I had two boxes of flies with me. I took the fish basket and headed out from where the truck was parked. I had to hike about 3/10 of a mile to get to the east end of the dam. There is a nice broad flat there. The water slopes down to about 5 feet deep before hitting the drop off, that is 10 feet deep. This is a nice place to start casting to figure out where the fish may be. There are trees and bushes that allow triangulation to tell where the break line is.