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#403690 - 03/13/15 06:46 PM Re: BCP MANAGEMENT IDEAS [Re: Pat Williamson]
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Registered: 08/10/14
Posts: 971
Loc: S.E. Texas, Polk Co.
Originally Posted By: Pat Williamson
Bill and Charlie
Only 43" to be full!


Pat


Hopfully...it won't be long now...
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#403692 - 03/13/15 06:55 PM Re: BCP MANAGEMENT IDEAS [Re: Pat Williamson]
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Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 5580
Loc: Boone County Illinois
Looking great Pat! When ya gonna get busy on that new house so you can get up there and enjoy it full time?
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#403693 - 03/13/15 06:57 PM Re: BCP MANAGEMENT IDEAS [Re: Bill D.]
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Soon...... That kinda stuff takes time....


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#404924 - 03/22/15 06:01 PM Re: BCP MANAGEMENT IDEAS [Re: Pat Williamson]
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Surface water temp is 70ish now and it has been said that BCP begin to spawn at about 57 deg. Is that surface or taken at a certain depth? In my location do yall think they have spawned and how would you know if they did?

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#404932 - 03/22/15 07:32 PM Re: BCP MANAGEMENT IDEAS [Re: Pat Williamson]
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Loc: TN, Lakeland
Pat I went fishing last week, air temps have been steady 66 degrees. Caught 22 in three hours all fairly shallow. Filleted them all PACKED FULL of eggs, some I could slightly squeeze and eggs sprayed out.
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#404969 - 03/23/15 06:30 AM Re: BCP MANAGEMENT IDEAS [Re: Snakebite]
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Guess that would mean that spawning was close at hand.

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#405014 - 03/23/15 01:31 PM Re: BCP MANAGEMENT IDEAS [Re: Pat Williamson]
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Any of you crappie raisers got any updates on the spawning and conditions of their fish?

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#405793 - 03/28/15 08:17 PM Re: BCP MANAGEMENT IDEAS [Re: Pat Williamson]
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How would tilapia be for an additional forage fish for crappie?

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#405833 - 03/29/15 08:06 AM Re: BCP MANAGEMENT IDEAS [Re: Pat Williamson]
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Pat, I am no expert here, but I think the tilapia is a win win for you. They would not only feed your crappie but also your LMB. Win Win And they will also feed you this coming NOV. smile

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Edited by TGW1 (03/29/15 08:08 AM)
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#405870 - 03/29/15 01:00 PM Re: BCP MANAGEMENT IDEAS [Re: TGW1]
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Thanks Tracy

Also going to add some mudbugs to the mix and have access to all the grass shrimp I care to catch. Problem is FA and no pond weeds for them to hide in




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#405942 - 03/30/15 08:01 AM Re: BCP MANAGEMENT IDEAS [Re: Pat Williamson]
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I hear ya Pat about the FWS. I am wondering how to keep the shrimp in a pond full of CNBG and RES that has only FA and no Vegetation. I have Grass Carp on standby for June stocking and I am wanting to plant some American Pondweed but looks to me that I put in veg and then take it out with the GC. My head is spinning And where are the FWS going to live and prosper??

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#405957 - 03/30/15 09:28 AM Re: BCP MANAGEMENT IDEAS [Re: TGW1]
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Tracy
I hear ya on the head spinning. Fish like the weeds but the fishermen don't.... Fine line there to walk. Yikes what to do! I was thinkin american pondweed



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#409244 - 04/25/15 07:53 PM Re: BCP MANAGEMENT IDEAS [Re: Pat Williamson]
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Hey Pat,

So what's the pond record BCP so far?
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#409248 - 04/25/15 09:39 PM Re: BCP MANAGEMENT IDEAS [Re: Bill D.]
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We at 12" for the first year. Not a bad start.... Time will tell , now we manage them

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#409249 - 04/25/15 09:46 PM Re: BCP MANAGEMENT IDEAS [Re: Pat Williamson]
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Wow! Nice job man! I got this feeling you are gonna be happy somebody bucket stocked those LMB. grin
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#409250 - 04/25/15 09:48 PM Re: BCP MANAGEMENT IDEAS [Re: Pat Williamson]
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Loc: East Texas
Pat,
I love american pond weed in my ponds. It is good stuff, and it is easy to control and transplant. And the fish love it.
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#409251 - 04/25/15 09:52 PM Re: BCP MANAGEMENT IDEAS [Re: highflyer]
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Loc: Boone County Illinois
Originally Posted By: highflyer
Pat,
I love american pond weed in my ponds. It is good stuff, and it is easy to control and transplant. And the fish love it.


Lots of posts on how good that stuff is. Added it to my list of vegetation to plant this year.

Hey made in the USA has to be good! smile


Edited by Bill D. (04/25/15 09:53 PM)
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#409255 - 04/25/15 10:10 PM Re: BCP MANAGEMENT IDEAS [Re: Bill D.]
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Got tons of it around my place in pearland, along with ghost shrimp and gambusia
Just was worried that it would overrun the place

I'm with you on USA stuff
Pat


Edited by Pat Williamson (04/25/15 10:11 PM)

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#409259 - 04/25/15 10:32 PM Re: BCP MANAGEMENT IDEAS [Re: highflyer]
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Originally Posted By: highflyer
Pat,
I love american pond weed in my ponds. It is good stuff, and it is easy to control and transplant. And the fish love it.

Brian how far out in the pond does the pondweed extend? ( ' )

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#409269 - 04/25/15 11:45 PM Re: BCP MANAGEMENT IDEAS [Re: Pat Williamson]
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Loc: SE Kansas
Here is an old thread on American Pondweed.

American Pondweed thread from 2004
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#409270 - 04/26/15 12:06 AM Re: BCP MANAGEMENT IDEAS [Re: snrub]
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Loc: Oakwood,Texas
Wow thanks snrub that was an eye opener. Not sure I want that stuff! Might just let Ma Nature plant what She wants!
Thanks

Pat

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#409271 - 04/26/15 12:14 AM Re: BCP MANAGEMENT IDEAS [Re: Pat Williamson]
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Just added 10# of4"-8"tilapias to the pond to consume FA and become cannon fodder for the bass and crappie. Anybody know how much of the FA that they will eat?

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#409289 - 04/26/15 10:07 AM Re: BCP MANAGEMENT IDEAS [Re: Pat Williamson]
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Pat, I think they will eat till their belly is full !! don't u just hate a smart arse smile I had to smile

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#409293 - 04/26/15 01:00 PM Re: BCP MANAGEMENT IDEAS [Re: TGW1]
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Since I started feeding the FA showed up. It's ugly but probably serves a good purpose with little critters that feed the YOY and hide them also I'm thinking. The tilapias are also eating the pellets. So when they start spawning maybe the young will eat some before they get eaten putting more protein into the LMB and BCP

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#409294 - 04/26/15 02:53 PM Re: BCP MANAGEMENT IDEAS [Re: Pat Williamson]
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I think you have to stock a certain density to see an effect on FA and 10# seems a little light for that purpose -- ask Rainman.
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