On Tuesday, after much user error and advice from another fly fisherman, I was able to catch and land two rainbows and lost 4 more.
The other fisherman was nice enough to give me a couple of yellow salmon egg imitations that did the trick. I did wind up losing them by the end of the day.
There was a big pod of trout surfacing for a good two hours at the shallow end of the pond but most were out of reach of my casting ability.
On Thursday, since I didn't have the salmon egg imitations, I attached a small piece of yellow pipe cleaner to a stone fly imitation as I figured the trout were attracted to the color more than the fly itself. It worked. I was able to land six trout. Also caught quite a few bluegill.
I also visited the Smallie Pond and caught five smallmouth bass using spinning gear. Not bad at all for February!