I have been hunting a bean field too. Got my stand in a big oak tree in the fence line with some nice cover. There's beans in front of me, behind me and there are funnels of woods to my left and right with really thick weeds on the edge of the beans. I've seen deer every day but the shooters aren't in bow range and come out as it gets dark of the evening. Had a small buck and 3 doe come right under my stand. Had a cam pic last sat of an 8 pt 30 yds from my stand, of course I wasn't there lol. If the pond is the only water source it may be good to set up there or find where they are traveling into the beans and get closeby. Either should work I think.