Fried bass and bluegill filets

We have a couple of small ponds on the property, probably both combined make less than an acre.  They are stocked with pan fish and black (largemouth) bass.  We have both bluegill and redear sunfish.  One of the ponds was stocked initially with catfish but they have all been caught out and we never restocked them.  Catfish don’t reproduce well in small ponds but the bass and panfish do.  And how!  They will overpopulate if not thinned regularly.  We rarely wet a line but we have friends and neighbors that fish them fairly often. The fish we fried today were caught and cleaned and presented to us in a large plastic bag earlier this summer.  Talk about good neighbors!