This is a continuance of my previous post.
There is one fish, however, that seems to be in every neighborhood pond. It is the goldfish.
Lots of goldfish get released by their owners each year. Entire swaths of Florida's canals are filled by fish such as Mayan Cichlids and Tilapia, releasees from aquariums or escapees from fish farms. Exotic fish, such as the notorious snakehead, often excel in adapting to new habitats.
Goldfish (goldfish, btw, are very similar to carp, but were domesticated in the past) and carp are very common in tiny ponds. They take much more abuse than bass (extremely low oxygen, very warm water, raw sewage, etc), and eat everything, from common pond algae to crawfish. They seem to hop from pond to pond better than bass, too.
If you do find a carp/goldfish filled pond, you can still fish it. Carp/Goldfish can get very big, and they put up a good fight. They also are very smart, and easily spooked. In Asian, they are the freshwater gamefish of choice. Small ones act like panfish, bring everything, while the big ones get huge, and are very hard to catch. Truly, if you find a carp pond, you're in luck. Since they get big, they make good "personal best fish" photos.
Hi. I am Ian, an extremely avid bass fisherman living in Howard County, MD. I like to bank fish and fish at local ponds and small creeks. I will explore budget friendly options for people to use in this blog. I hope I can teach you something.