For a pond that small I like male only BG that you transfer from the nearby lake. Try for a total BG of 20-40 depending if you feed them or not. With males only, no reproduction nor overpopulation problems. Make a mistake and the small pond is easily renovated. BG would be put and take but would grow large to trophy class sizes if you fed them pellets. To better utilize the crayfish you could catch some only male or only female LMB off nests and stock them. Males will be emitting milt and females plump with eggs during the spawn. It would not take many LMB in a 1/8ac maybe 3-6. Fed HSB would be another option instead of LMB. They don't reproduce, eat pellets and 10-12 would be a good number to try. Non reproducing fish give you much better control of the fishery in a small pond such as yours.
Edited by Bill Cody (05/12/11 12:19 PM)
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