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#151349 - 02/28/09 01:14 PM Re: Pond #1 [Re: FRPeeps]
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I just got a text/pic from Young Blood. He's letting freedom ring right now for some lucky fatheads.

Burger, let's raise a toast.
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#151350 - 02/28/09 01:21 PM Re: Pond #1 [Re: Sunil]
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So is he releasing forage base or did he just buy a keg for the frat house? It's hard to tell from your post.
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#151353 - 02/28/09 01:38 PM Re: Pond #1 [Re: jeffhasapond]
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JHAP, unfortunately, I'm only able to answer that question if you have a Rum & Coke in hand.
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#151354 - 02/28/09 01:44 PM Re: Pond #1 [Re: Sunil]
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Sunil, I live out west remember? It's only 10:44am out here.

OTOH, that never stopped me before.
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#151355 - 02/28/09 01:49 PM Re: Pond #1 [Re: jeffhasapond]
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I am aware of the time difference. If you need to wait until you can hear the answer, I understand......wus.
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#151375 - 02/28/09 05:03 PM Re: Pond #1 [Re: Sunil]
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I at least thought that would get an "oh snap" out of you.
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#151381 - 02/28/09 05:41 PM Re: Pond #1 [Re: Sunil]
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 Originally Posted By: Sunil
I at least thought that would get an "oh snap" out of you.


Sorry, I had to get back to tax returns (I hate it when that happens).

A belated, but none the less heartfelt...


OH SNAP!!!
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#151441 - 03/01/09 08:27 AM Re: Pond #1 [Re: Sunil]
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 Originally Posted By: Sunil
I am aware of the time difference. If you need to wait until you can hear the answer, I understand......wus.


Not everybody starts drinking at 7:00 AM,Sunil.But I can if the need arises. \:o


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#151558 - 03/01/09 11:34 PM Re: Pond #1 [Re: TOM G]
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I bought 2 lbs. of Fatheads and 1 lb. of Golden Shiners.

Letting them acclimate.



Letting them go.



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#151572 - 03/02/09 12:12 AM Re: Pond #1 [Re: Chris Steelman]
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We also got some rain on Friday. It was just enough to soak the watershed and to fill the ditch going to pond but none of it got there. I cleaned out part of it so that the water can get to the pond easier.

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#151716 - 03/02/09 06:51 PM Re: Pond #1 [Re: Chris Steelman]
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Chris,
I have considered providing satellite service for my fish, but never made the commitment. My fish are jealous!

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#153657 - 03/15/09 04:59 PM Re: Pond #1 [Re: HoneyHole]
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According to the radar we received at least three inches of rain since Wednesday. The water level came up about 3 feet. Only 4-5 feet to go.





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#153714 - 03/16/09 02:16 AM Re: Pond #1 [Re: Chris Steelman]
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Here are some older pictures that made into a panoramic photo.



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#153715 - 03/16/09 05:26 AM Re: Pond #1 [Re: Chris Steelman]
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Will you be able to work this week or will it be to wet.

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#153746 - 03/16/09 10:08 AM Re: Pond #1 [Re: otto]
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My break is next week so hopefully it will dry out by then. There is more rain in the forecast though.

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#153801 - 03/16/09 02:35 PM Re: Pond #1 [Re: Chris Steelman]
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You need more structure Young Blood!
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#153807 - 03/16/09 03:53 PM Re: Pond #1 [Re: Sunil]
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I had a PVC tree on the right side of the ditch but it got knocked over so I may go swimming for it. This weekend I will propably place a few more.

The upper end is cleared for seining. I am giong to try and place some BG condos in the ditch on that end though.

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#153808 - 03/16/09 04:02 PM Re: Pond #1 [Re: Chris Steelman]
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Here is my stocking plan based on .4 acres. We will have a feeder set up.

50 8-10" HSB
50 6"+ CNBG
40 4-6" RE
14 1 lb. Male Feedtrained LMB
Plus the FH and golden shiners that I have already stocked.

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#153816 - 03/16/09 05:46 PM Re: Pond #1 [Re: Chris Steelman]
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Better have a good feeder and plenty of pellets for those LMB as there is very little natural food for them (assuming the GShiners are not adults yet).
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#153817 - 03/16/09 05:54 PM Re: Pond #1 [Re: ewest]
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Unless we get a bunch more rain the fish won't be stocked until this fall. I may stock some BG from a friends pond that he is renovating to get the food chain going as well as a few more pounds of fatheads.

The golden shiners were 3-4 inches. When do they start to spawn?

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#153818 - 03/16/09 06:07 PM Re: Pond #1 [Re: Chris Steelman]
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They'll spawn at that size... Do you have any vegetation or FA for them to spawn on in the pond?


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#153819 - 03/16/09 06:11 PM Re: Pond #1 [Re: CJBS2003]
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Nothing other than a few cedar trees.

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#153821 - 03/16/09 06:33 PM Re: Pond #1 [Re: Chris Steelman]
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GSH prefer to spawn over vegetation, their eggs are adhesive. They will also spawn over other material like gravel and wood, but they prefer vegetation. I have had the most luck with them spawning on fine leafed species of pond weed.
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#153822 - 03/16/09 06:44 PM Re: Pond #1 [Re: CJBS2003]
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Does anybody have some ideas for floating fathead spawning structure. Since my pond is still filling up I don't want to put anything in right now that will be 5 feet underwater when the pond fills.

I was thinking of tying gallon bottles to the corners of a pallet.

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#153825 - 03/16/09 08:12 PM Re: Pond #1 [Re: Chris Steelman]
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I have used the foam insulation sheets. They float on the surface and FHM love to spawn on them.
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