i'm not sure, but i don't think i've ever caught a fish smaller than my reel.
three casts later:
had enough of that shit so i grabbed my rake and spent about an hour
while i was cleaning that stuff out, i noticed tons of minnows, little perch, and 3-4 inch long tadpoles. with that much food in there all over the place and deep water out in the middle there has to be some bigger fish in there.
as the sun set a ~2 foot water snaked headed across the lake. i thought for sure something would hit his ass but he made it. (i was too lazy to take a picture and i didn't want to miss it if something grabbed him.)
maybe i'll go try again next week...?
now i'm drinking cheap beer and tying tarpon leaders: