I don't normally fish for big bass with a five weight but the pond has some big sunfish and I was actually looking to target them with a view to turning my kids onto catching fish on the fly rod.
I am aware that such a fish is top notch for this part of North America but the fish in this pond have been naturalized for about 25 years and the pond is full of frogs, turtles and sunfish. My daughter at 11 years old (2 years ago) actually caught a largemouth in this pond that was even bigger than my fly rod trophy. She caught her fish with an ultra-lite jig on a spinning rod. I remember asking her how she planned to follow up that catch as at 11 years old she had just caught a fish that many fishermen have been hoping for their whole fishing careers.