Bought a parcel with an old farm pond on it. It's 7.5 feet deep at its deepest point. Spring fed, plus some surface runoff. In the worst drought, it's 4-6" low at the absolute worst. Currently has a few tiny sunfish in it. Never been stocked, far as I know. Stand pipe was plugged and it's been draining out the spillway for years. Spillway was eroded. I have repaired the spillway and unplugged the standpipe. Currently cutting pines down that surround it. I suspect the needles mess with the PH. Once the pines are gone, I will likely stock it with 6" bass, cats, bluegill and shell crackers. Had venison stew for dinner tonight. Dutch oven stew is my idea of gourmet food.