Those are some cool hobbies.
Where do you usually fish?
I do most of my fishing between 25 and 50 milles off the coast of Morehead City in NC. If I am not offshore, I am fishing in the surf, or somewhere in the intercoastal waterway.
I have a small pond on my property that I stocked about 25 years ago with bass, crappie, and bluegills that I still fish sometimes. The pond isn't large enough (about 4 acres) to have allowed any of the bass to get really big (some 10 pounders but I doubt that any are larger) but there are some blue gills in there that are in the 2 to 2.5 pound range. They really put up a fight on ultralight tackle.