Thanks for the responses. I tried another reservoir in my area last night and was finally able to pull in some fish. Four panfish and a little perch - nothing like the bass fishing up north but it's sure nice being able to catch something 10 minutes away from home!
Guiga10 I'll definitely try focussing on one rig and species, seems like a good idea. Thanks for the carp suggestions too.
what size spinners did you use? try live worm on hook (not jig) on fluoro leader. #0 - #2 spinners will work better. what's your line test? 2lb - 6lb on small ponds like this is ideal. anything bigger than that will cause your spinners not to spin.
The spinner I got was from Bass Pro and is 1/8 oz. It doesn't say any other size info on the package, but it isn't a big as most of the ones I've seen. My rod is a spinner rig with 30lb Power Pro braid (equivalent to 8lb mono). In retrospect I know that line is way overkill for what I'm fishing, but it is what the sales guy recommended so I bought it. You think it could be messing with my spinners?