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Fertilization
Jump to new posts Re: Organic Fertilizer or not? by TGW1 @ 8 minutes 42 seconds ago

I can see that happening where plankton/zooplankton would die off after lifespan and settle to the ponds bottom. Maybe one of the reasons why soil from a ponds bottom is so fertile. So, now I guess I will try the hay once again and see if I can get
Evaluating and adjusting fish populations
Jump to new posts Re: SMB / YP / RES - Now what? by RAH @ 23 minutes 51 seconds ago

Why would an OP (office professional) stock your pond?
Water chemistry
Jump to new posts Re: careful what you wish for by snrub @ 33 minutes 6 seconds ago

I helped my old pond, which was turbid from suspended clay, by adding some ag lime and later adding some rock lining along the shore lines that were subject to wave action from wind. Those two things helped considerably. As I understand it, ag lime
Balance of plants in the environment
Jump to new posts Re: OK, here's a tough question. by RAH @ Today at 06:37 AM

Perhaps get help and buy-in from DNR or Fish and Wildlife to help "grease the wheels"?
Raising Forage and Bait
Jump to new posts Re: Stocking pond with fathead minnows by texansfan @ Today at 05:15 AM

Originally Posted By: Bob-O the same as FH. The SFS spawn in crevices. Spawning structer for them can be easily made with CD discs and the plastic rings on milk jugs and powerade bottles as spacers. Hi Do you have a picture of one of these built?
Water chemistry
Jump to new posts Re: Lime vs. Gyspon Experiment Results by esshup @ Yesterday at 11:35 PM

The brownish color could also be caused by the tannin in the peat staining the water. Alum can also clear the water but you have to buffer it with Hydrated lime or the pH could drop low enough to kill the fish.
Questions & Observations
Jump to new posts Re: Chronicles of stocking Hybrid Striped Bass...... by esshup @ Yesterday at 10:38 PM

Originally Posted By: SetterGuyOriginally Posted By: NEDOC I know what Id do.... Id stock HSB. Get them to an age where theyll feed train on pellets. And then train them to eat larger pellets when thrown in. Once theyre trained to do that Id cat
Wildlife Management
Jump to new posts Re: It's time for war again! by Pat Williamson @ Yesterday at 06:17 PM

Lead works
Property Projects & Construction
Jump to new posts Re: What did you do at your pond today? by TGW1 @ Yesterday at 09:10 AM

Eric, I know but not crazy about being out there at 2 in the morning right now. Too cold for this old fart
Soil questions
Jump to new posts Re: SoilFloc Polymer Sealant by Steve_ @ Yesterday at 01:40 AM

Awesome, thank you TJ and Canyon for the replies and information.
Types of fish to choose
Jump to new posts Re: 8/10 acre pond with 1,500 HBG - Now what by ewest @ 12/11/19 02:50 PM

1 GSF or high % cross 2 cat food 3 Gambusia https://www.efish.fishwild.vt.edu/families/poeciliidae.html
Questions & Observations
Jump to new posts Re: Slow around here lately? by liquidsquid @ 12/10/19 04:25 PM

I used to have to write hobby kit assembly instructions "back in the day", and I have barely gotten over it all these years later. I still write like my audience is in 6th grade. I cannot help it! So I have to actively search and replace l
Creating the food chain
Jump to new posts Re: Grass Shrimp (again!) by canyoncreek @ 12/10/19 03:14 PM

BUMP Bill, are grass shrimp easier to harvest by breaking ice and netting out of shallows in the winter? Many still are trying to find a way to get a 'share a shrimp' program going for these desirable PK shrimp
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Jump to new posts Re: Bob Lusk meeting on Monday, Dec 16 5 pm to 7 by SetterGuy @ 12/10/19 07:57 AM

I will be there. Thanks for letting us know about this, and setting it up! Jeff
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Jump to new posts Re: Happy Birthday DonoBBD! by Sunil @ 12/10/19 07:56 AM

Ah yes......Oh Canada........................HBD, Dono!!!!
Questions & Observations
Jump to new posts Re: Why are deeper ponds less prone to fish kills? by Bill Cody @ 12/09/19 09:48 PM

Assuming we are only considering climate, If the pond gets 30+ days of ice cover, I would classify it as northern pond. A refined classification would put a WVA pond and those with similar latitude as "intermediate". Technically if I was
New Forum Member Introduction
Jump to new posts Re: New builder and ponds by RAH @ 12/09/19 06:17 PM

My drain pipe is under a fixed dock. Best to also build a wire panel box around the drain pipe.
Building a dam
Jump to new posts Re: Automatic syphon system in northern climates by Jeffrey Bandel @ 12/09/19 05:15 PM

DC70, Everything about your system meets my criteria. I'm in the process of building ponds on my farm. I don't quite understand everything you have going on. Do you think you could help a newbie out?
Property Projects & Construction
Jump to new posts Re: Floating covered dock by Snipe @ 12/09/19 01:26 PM

Welcome Landon! I have not put a cover on mine (12X16) because of concerns with wind in my area. I think ice can affect anything "on" the water and especially if the dock is hard point anchored to shore. It may require some sort of aerator
Systems questions
Jump to new posts Re: Any Reason not to aerator all winter? by Bill Cody @ 12/08/19 09:28 PM

Roger1 - If I lived in StLouis with a one year old pond, I would turn off the aerator around Thanksgiving (or water temp 50F). Then begin aeration in spring when water reaches 50F. Winters should not be "hard" in StLouis area with snow cov
Types of fish to choose
Jump to new posts Re: Unplanned Stocking by RStringer @ 12/08/19 09:18 PM

I was reading this whole thread over the weekend. Very cool pond alot like I want mine to be (just fun fishing we swim in it also). I didnt see any picture of when everything has been done. You talk about doing landscaping around the pond. Can you po
Types of fish to choose
Jump to new posts Re: Thoughts on a new 3 acre pond stocking by Heppy @ 12/07/19 06:29 PM

The small fish in the stream that I thought were bluntnose minnows are actually the eastern blacknose dace. There are creek chubs in the stream as well. 80-100 gpm is coming through the 10 outlet of the big pond from the 3 sources of water that feed
Balance of plants in the environment
If u pick some up at nearby lakes be sure you wash it off and inspect each and every strand before you transplant it to your pond. That is how I got my APW and it's my favorite of all pond plants. In my pond it grows out to about 4 to 5' water dept
Show off your catch
Jump to new posts Re: Getting Big....... by Flame @ 12/07/19 05:59 AM

Beautiful fish!! Nice job. And as far as the color...they look very similar to my cnbg I stocked here in my deep east Texas pond.
Questions & Observations
Jump to new posts Re: Pond Porn by RStringer @ 12/06/19 02:19 PM

I dont know how big those get but damn. I would excited and nervous if I was that guy. Very cool pic
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Chronicles of stocking Hybrid Striped Bass......
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