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Questions & Observations
Jump to new posts Re: Fishing, or Feeding? by Mike Whatley @ 11 minutes 30 seconds ago

I'm right there with you quarter. Having my pond right outside the front door has definitely made it convenient to just pick up a rod when I get to Jonesing too bad to catch a fish. That doesn't mean I'm gonna sell my boat any time soon tho!! I've g
New Forum Member Introduction
Jump to new posts Re: Greetings from The Jonquil City by Quarter Acre @ 20 minutes 10 seconds ago

You've come to the right place Groundhawg! Do you have any idea of the culling rates of the other fisher-people? What about your culling habits. Do they/you fish a lot? Do they/you keep a lot of bass? Are there any size limits, slot limits, or
Questions & Observations
Jump to new posts Re: Putting in well to fill pond by teehjaeh57 @ 24 minutes 59 seconds ago

Hi guys - feel free to reach out anytime if I can help with pond sealing or some well info...
Questions & Observations
Jump to new posts Re: Fishing, or Feeding? by Quarter Acre @ 55 minutes 41 seconds ago

I do enjoy watching the fish feed, but I look forward to entertaining friends, nieces and nephews with some catching of the fish, especially when the fish get some impressive size. Of course, I have only been pondmeistering a year or so. I think
Evaluating and adjusting fish populations
Jump to new posts Re: Figuring our bass situation in 20 acre pond by anthropic @ Today at 03:04 PM

Florida LMB are notoriously difficult to catch on artificial lures, especially as they get bigger. Also, I wonder if the plethora of panfish might suppress bass spawning?
New Forum Member Introduction
Jump to new posts Re: Greetings from The Jonquil City by anthropic @ Today at 02:59 PM

Welcome, Groundhawg. We have some real experts here who can help you big time. Me, I'm just another pond owner struggling to learn & adapt as best I can. One question: Have you noticed any trends in the size of the BG or the LMB? Unmanaged po
Questions & Observations
Jump to new posts Fishing, or Feeding? by anthropic @ Today at 02:25 PM

Nate Hermann said that most pondmeisters eventually come to realize that they'd actually rather watch the fish, especially at feeding times, than catch them. That's been true in my own experience, but what about other PB Forum members?
New Forum Member Introduction
Jump to new posts Greetings from The Jonquil City by Groundhawg @ Today at 01:58 PM

Howdy Folks, Thanks for having me! I'll be brief... I live in Smyrna, GA ( right outside of Atlanta ) and am a member at one of our local neighborhood pools. Adjacent to the pool is a pond which is probably close to 10 acres. I love to fly fish a
Questions & Observations
Jump to new posts Re: Putting in well to fill pond by Bob-O @ Today at 11:41 AM

My code is there ain't no codes!!! I've found ya can do whatever if ya don't get caught. SSS, give lead poisoning ta protected species, ect, etc. I don't encourage breaking of any laws but sometimes do. Be wise, be careful.
Evaluating and adjusting fish populations
Jump to new posts Re: Figuring our bass situation in 20 acre pond by Clay N' Pray @ Today at 10:04 AM

Tagged for answers. I second the live bait idea.
Evaluating and adjusting fish populations
Jump to new posts Re: Figuring our bass situation in 20 acre pond by Quarter Acre @ Today at 09:31 AM

Hey Joel, Welcome to the club! Electrofishing would certainly be the most conclusive way to go, but my novice thoughts would be that 20 acres is a large BOW to cover with only artificial lures. My arm starts to hurt just thinking about that kind
Renovating a Pond or Lake?
Jump to new posts Re: do sediment ponds work? by snrub @ Yesterday at 11:15 PM

Originally Posted By: snrubUpdate on the LMB stocked in this sediment pond with the purpose of growing them out to a size I can move them to my main pond. On another thread the discussion turned to BG suppressing LMB recruitment which is the problem
Building a dam
Jump to new posts Re: can't get over these SMB fingerlings by snrub @ Yesterday at 10:48 PM

Thanks. FINALLY caught a RES out of this RES pond. Nice 7" female that has the classic RES snout and look. The fingerling YOY SMB just kill me. Got to thinking maybe I was catching too many. But then I set in one spot on the pond and caught ab
Soil questions
Jump to new posts Re: Compaction by Hogfan @ Yesterday at 10:39 PM

I gotcha - in that case, your compaction should be fine with the right moisture content and good clay material. Ive not hit limestone before, but we have hit what I considered to be soil parent material that we found out was silt stone. Very blocky
Soil questions
Jump to new posts Re: Compaction by Medic828 @ Yesterday at 10:17 PM

Hogfan I may have misled you, I was meaning dig out 24" of soil then compact back in 4 6" layers. As far as the dam, a core trench was done, however I think the water was running into the limestone Rick layer deeper on the ground then makin
Questions & Observations
Jump to new posts Re: Putting in well to fill pond by Tom M @ Yesterday at 10:17 PM

Actually, I have an in-ground well pump. I also realized that the PEX to the spigot steps down to 1/2 inch so that would restrict the flow as well. I do have access to the exterior wall to install either an additional 3/4 inch frost free anti-siphon
Building a dam
Jump to new posts Re: Siphon Spillway Information by Hogfan @ Yesterday at 10:15 PM

Nope, it wont matter. What puts it into siphon, and is the driving force through the system, is the elevation difference between the water level in the pond and the outlet elevation. You should be fine. Good luck!
Questions & Observations
Jump to new posts Re: Chronicles of stocking Hybrid Striped Bass...... by snrub @ Yesterday at 09:50 PM

I would suggest mix the starter about half with BG Jr. Once they get about 5" they start to prefer the larger pellets.
Questions & Observations
Jump to new posts Re: Putting in well to fill pond by canyoncreek @ Yesterday at 09:40 PM

So you have an above ground well pump with pressure tank. If you are maxing out what that pump can do (you should be able to find a pump curve diagram online) you could consider upsizing the pump. But you are correct that before you get that far y
Building a dam
Jump to new posts Re: questions on siphon system by Hogfan @ Yesterday at 09:10 PM

Originally Posted By: Mike ShawI saw your response about Siphons. I looked at your diagram. Is the 4' discharge pipe a mandatory requirement? what if you can't place the discharge that low will the siphon still work? Hi - thought Id chime in. We
Evaluating and adjusting fish populations
Jump to new posts Figuring our bass situation in 20 acre pond by jkbatts @ Yesterday at 09:09 PM

Situation: 20 acre pond that was reclaimed / filled in the 1950s. Most ponds around the county (Polk County, Florida) of this nature have sustained vibrant largemouth populations since they were reclaimed. About 90% of the shoreline has good vegeta
Soil questions
Jump to new posts Re: Compaction by Hogfan @ Yesterday at 08:48 PM

Hi - a dozer is usually plenty to compact clay at the right moisture content. The right moisture content is when you can get the clay to make a firm ball in your hand that resembles the consistence of play-dough. Too dry and it becomes blocky and wo
Should I aerate?
Jump to new posts Re: EasyPro Aerator by Mike Whatley @ Yesterday at 08:46 PM

Originally Posted By: wbuffetjrCongrats on the new system! Originally Posted By: snrubIn the south they are concerned with super heating the entire BOW. Kind of the opposite of northern ponds being concerned with super cooling the BOW with winter ti
Questions & Observations
Jump to new posts Re: Putting in well to fill pond by Tom M @ Yesterday at 08:36 PM

I double checked and it looks to be 220v for the well pump based on the wiring on the pressure switch. The output from the well to the pressure tank is 1" PVC. The output from the pressure tank is 3/4" PEX so that reduces the volume somewh
Should I aerate?
Jump to new posts Re: EasyPro Aerator by Mike Whatley @ Yesterday at 08:26 PM

I ran the system for 15 minutes yesterday following the advised startup procedure. I didn't detect anything foul smelling at that time. Today I started it up and spent quite a bit of time downwind of the boil and still couldn't smell anything bad. I
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