It was a typical early spring day here in Southwest Nebraska. The air was cool from the front and snow shower that passed the night before. The crappie bite had been pretty good earlier in the week but the cold temps that hit us this week would make the bite very slow. My son CJ and I launched just after lunch and thought one of our favorite ponds just outside of town would produce some nice crappie today. After an hour we didn't have a bite and CJ took to playing on the shore with his paddle producing a sand project. I knew he was a bit discouraged but happy to be out for some fun with nature. We loaded up as the north breeze continued to keep things cool and clouds keeping the sun from warming the waters. On our way home I asked him if he wanted to try another pond that a friend had told us we could fish. CJ was all in and we noticed the friend was home so we pulled up and asked permission. Our friend took us up to the pond which was no bigger than a basketball court. He gave us details and told us to enjoy the fishing. This little spring fed wonder was 14 feet deep and chock full of fish! We left the kayaks on the trailer and fished from the bank. CJ was throwing a couple crappie jigs while I put together my fly rod. We both had fish on the first cast! It was "game on" after that as we produced more than 100 catches between us in the next hour and a half. Most were small green sunfish and a few bluegill. The best part was watching CJ have so much fun catching them and trying to get his notorious "double catch" with a fish on each jig as he brought his line out of the water. The sun did shine through and kept us warm out of the breeze in this peaceful climate. Sometimes fishing is not really the "fishing" but the "bond" built between father and son on a glorious spring afternoon.