Both of my bigguns were caught in private ponds here in OHIO, even after living in GA for four yrs. while in the Army. I came back up home just about 2mos. before getting out and linked up with an Army buddy I hadn't seen in over 2yrs. to fish in pond of his uncles, and on my first cast, using my favorite, Berkley PowerBait Ribbontail, I caught a 22 1/2 inch 8#4oz. bass. My buddies uncle was probably as excited as I was, and told me that was the biggest bass anyone had caught in his pond in the 30yrs. he'd had. I couldn't even think about keeping him, I just told that old-timer "Well, then I guess you'd better catch him again." and thanked him for letting me fish in his pond. He later told my buddy that I was a "good fisherman," and that I "should've kept that fish." That compliment weighed on me better than that beautiful bass would've on my wall, so I continue in search of one that will hang there. The other one was similar scenario, except, my one buddy's dad didn't want us taking anything out of the pond so a 7#er or so was turned back. I just love catching them. Would love to get into a spring trio to Florida and get me a nice 10+pounder for the wall.