Right now, there is still ice on most of the lotus pond, but enough space for the fish to congregate. Soon the blue heron will visit for lunch, but there are more fish than the appetite of the heron. Once the lotus sprout in late May and June, the pond is covered with vegetation and the fish are hidden from view. So, the time to enjoy the fish is now.
Anyone with a quick net who lives in Ithaca can come by to catch some. Let me know ahead of time, however.