I've seen many lakes big and small over the years that used to produce slab bluegills than just don't anymore. Ponds that used to produce 1 pound gills are now just loaded with 5-6 inchers. Many factors cause this: the lack of predators in a given body of water, underharvest, overharvest, too many good spawns hatching too many fish for the given body of water causing a lack of food and space, and other contributing factors. And since once all the lakes freeze solid and we all are able to have the whole lake to move around in, I thought this was more appropriate for this forum than the warm water and plus it gives us something to discuss while we wait for our favorite lakes and ponds to freeze up solid. Where have you caught big gills or crappies or even bass in past years and you go there now and catch hundreds of dinks??? And why do you think that lake or pond has become that way???