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Types of fish to choose
Jump to new posts Re: Finally pulled the trigger! by teehjaeh57 @ 19 minutes 35 seconds ago

I agree HBG populations are far easier to manage and that's a benefti vs BG, but they come with their own downside per Cody [outbreeding depression?] unless fresh HBG genetics are stocked supplementally [also per Cody]. There are benefits and negati
Property Projects & Construction
Jump to new posts Re: What did you do at your pond today? by ShortCut @ Today at 04:55 PM

It was all verbal. Having worked with him for a couple of years and being in continual discussion I didn't think a contract would be necessary.
Renovating a Pond or Lake?
Jump to new posts Re: 100% Newbie. Help :) by RStringer @ Today at 03:43 PM

Congrats looks like it is and will be beautiful for ya. Hope to see more pictures of the place when ya can.
Types of fish to choose
Jump to new posts Re: New Iowa Pond by RSF @ Today at 03:31 PM

esshup, thanks for your reply. I feel I have a pretty good handle on the 'traditional' stocking of LMB, BG, RES but don't have the 'Hybrid' stocking (HBG, HSB, YP) totally understood. I would assume the FHM wouldn't stay established due to predation
Questions & Observations
Jump to new posts Re: Pond Porn by RStringer @ Today at 02:39 PM

Im with ya Sunil. My pond is more about the overall enjoyment not just the fish. I love a good looking well manicured pond. We welcome all kinds of wildlife. I have seen deer, coons, muskrats, snakes, snails, frogs, owls & various other birds,
Questions & Observations
Thank you Bill. I ended up buying the property with the 6 acre pond. It's amazing, and got some discount there. It's gonna be hard work to restore it, but it will be worth it. Subscribed to the magazine, can wait to get it.
Types of fish to choose
Jump to new posts Re: Considerations for BOW owners that desire crappie by Pat Williamson @ Today at 12:07 PM

Eric I am not catching any small crappie at all, they are all 8-11 . They used to be easy to catch but now you really have to work at it to even catch one. I have caught and released LMB anywhere from 2-10#. Guess I should remove all the LMB for a w
Wildlife Management
Jump to new posts Re: Land Conservation Perspective by esshup @ Today at 11:52 AM

Dave: Wildlife love "edges". So by clearing land that creates many "edges" for them. Instead of having a dozer come in is there a guy in the area that has a Fecon head on his skid steer? That chews up the brush and small trees
Systems questions
Jump to new posts Re: 8 acre pond at 10,000' - lots of aeration ?s by esshup @ Today at 11:31 AM

Originally Posted By: wbuffetjr Scott Is the diffuser sitting on the bottom in 3' of water or suspended 3' below the surface over deeper water? Suspended in approximately 10 feet of water, depending on the pond water level. Originally Posted By:
Evaluating and adjusting fish populations
Jump to new posts Re: Crappie in my Pond - how to manage? by ewest @ Today at 09:44 AM

Originally Posted By: Brian Perkinson I have just leased a 30 acre pond. There is an abundance of black crappie and I am trying to find out the best methods to manage it for growing larger crappie. - on average trip of 3-4 hours we catch 50-80
Water chemistry
Jump to new posts Re: Weird copper discoloration by ewest @ Today at 09:29 AM

May be a wind driven plankton event.
Feeding
Jump to new posts Re: First Time Feeding Program in a New Pond by esshup @ Yesterday at 10:52 PM

The 70# feeder will be plenty for your needs right now (Optimal Jr.). BUT in the future if you want to mix 2 different feeds like Optimal Bass and Optimal Bluegill, then the larger TH feeder would allow you to put both bags completely in the feeder e
Questions & Observations
Jump to new posts Re: Types of Coniferous Trees Around Ponds by esshup @ Yesterday at 02:37 PM

I don't know about White Pine needles. As the trees mature there are a LOT of needles, a LOT. I've seen 10" dia. branches snap off of white pine trees due to ice and snow. If I had my preference I would plant trees so that no organic matter ma
Image Gallery
Jump to new posts Re: Getting photos on this forum is a PITA! by esshup @ Yesterday at 04:55 AM

Originally Posted By: RAHNothing lasts forever. What about Diamonds?
Property Projects & Construction
Jump to new posts Re: Pond Redo by RStringer @ 01/18/20 02:20 PM

Thank you I'm loving it all filling up. I'm hoping google maps updates some time this summer when everything is looking nice n green.i changed the shape alot over the last few years. Its finally filling up which makes it easy to tell where my lows sp
Systems questions
Augie, I will never have a complete mixing using two or three diffusers in the deep end of a multi acre pond, so the stale water at the dam will be sucked out first. After that water is gone, I want to try to remove excess nutrients. The mixing th
Systems questions
Jump to new posts Re: Diffuser heads by TucknDucks @ 01/18/20 07:39 AM

Thanks for the help everyone.
Building a dam
Jump to new posts Re: Automatic syphon system in northern climates by Trooper4985 @ 01/17/20 09:39 PM

Can anyone think of a way to have manual control over the vent without having to dig it up? I would like to be able to close it off so I can start a siphon pre-storm if needed or for maintenance of the shoreline etc. Where I am this would have to b
Selecting a site
Jump to new posts Re: Wannabe Lake by Acoursey @ 01/17/20 02:39 PM

Originally Posted By: BrianLJust wondering how common CNBG have the large dark spots on their back. Anyone else have CNBG with the same coloring? It seems to just be the males, and the bigger the fish the bigger the spot. Not all of them have it.
Raising Forage and Bait
Jump to new posts Re: Red Shiner experiment for alternative forage by Bill Cody @ 01/17/20 09:57 AM

Spotfin shiners, same as humans and especially FHM, have predictable relatively short life spans. If other fish are doing well in the tank, I suspect the stress of spawning weakened SFS and they died more or less of natural causes. Rarely is this act
Questions & Observations
Jump to new posts Re: New Column in Pond Boss by anthropic @ 01/16/20 05:50 PM

I'd be interested in an article(s) about pond safety and state laws concerning liability. How do we best minimize the chances that someone will get hurt or die? What kind of insurance is recommended? How does the law treat someone who trespasses o
Types of fish to choose
Jump to new posts Re: Thoughts on a new 3 acre pond stocking by Heppy @ 01/15/20 09:42 PM

I have no more information to pass along on the YP as of now but did learn that some of the crayfish in the small stream that feeds the pond are Cambarus acuminatus common name Acuminate Crayfish via Bill Cody. These are a burrowing species but there
Evaluating and adjusting fish populations
Jump to new posts Re: pen raised wipers by Snipe @ 01/15/20 06:25 PM

I have 4 net pens from them.. 2 I like, 2 I don't. I bought net pen lids for all and 2 have zippers, 2 don't. The zipper is nice for quick add-remove, Plan on strapping noodles to the center of lid if using one. If equipped with lids and a good frame
Muddy water
Jump to new posts Re: How long does it last (treatment) ? by esshup @ 01/15/20 02:43 PM

Once the water clears, it won't stay gin clear for long, with the sunlight you will get a phytoplankton bloom and that will limit sunlight penetration, depending on how dense the bloom is. I'll see if I can get Rex to chime in.
Building a dam
Jump to new posts Re: Can a dam be large enough for trees to grow on it? by John Fitzgerald @ 01/15/20 12:42 PM

Trees will cause leaks. I had all the trees, including several trees up to probably 16 inches diameter taken off my first pond's dam in August 2015 when it was renovated. The guy must have failed to get all the roots out, because it leaked prior to
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