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#489385 - 05/01/18 11:37 AM Re: Wannabe Lake [Re: BrianL]
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Registered: 03/31/14
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Loc: Paris, TX
New pond record 3.9# and 18.25". Not bad for a two-year-old fish.



Edited by BrianL (05/01/18 11:57 AM)
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#489387 - 05/01/18 11:44 AM Re: Wannabe Lake [Re: BrianL]
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This one had the bottom of his tail gone. 2.44# Can't remember the length.


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Edited by BrianL (05/01/18 11:44 AM)
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#489409 - 05/01/18 05:30 PM Re: Wannabe Lake [Re: BrianL]
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That first one is a football!

Second one might be a spawned out male with tail damage from nest fanning.


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#493711 - 07/13/18 09:31 AM Re: Wannabe Lake [Re: BrianL]
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New member here and I love this thread, looks like your fish are coming right along! Congrats!

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#493717 - 07/13/18 01:35 PM Re: Wannabe Lake [Re: BrianL]
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Thanks, it has been a lot of fun.
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#498249 - 11/01/18 10:10 PM Re: Wannabe Lake [Re: BrianL]
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Wow! That is a lot of work. I would do the same just to be sure that I can have a pond that is carried by suitable environment. Keep us posted with your adventure.

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#504459 - 04/17/19 10:52 AM Re: Wannabe Lake [Re: BrianL]
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I had Bob Lusk Outdoors come do our first electrofishing survey end of March. It was a blast even with 20 mph winds and 45 degrees. The three of were all hands working so no action pictures. I actually didn't take a single one, but my son took a couple. Thanks Justin Stain for all the info and boat skills. Not easy in those winds!

Everything looked good, we boated a lot of fish, and finally saw a RES for the first time since I stocked the pond. Looking forward to read the full report! Thanks again Justin and Bob!






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#513763 - 11/06/19 04:49 PM Re: Wannabe Lake [Re: BrianL]
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Sunset



This has been a not so exiting year, but one thing that did happen was brushy pond weed. The side effect of that was over 12 foot water clarity at lunch today. I can see most all my structure that I have put out since the construction. Some is covered in the pondweed.

I have been doing a lot of land clearing and brush pile burning and putting the burnt tree stumps in for structure around the edges. I'll try and post a few pictures of the stump structure.

Also added 4 grass carp last month to start to help with the brushy pond weed...


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Edited by BrianL (11/06/19 05:00 PM)
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#513769 - 11/06/19 07:09 PM Re: Wannabe Lake [Re: BrianL]
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Beautiful pic Brian!
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#513771 - 11/06/19 07:14 PM Re: Wannabe Lake [Re: BrianL]
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Gorgeous!
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#513880 - 11/09/19 09:26 AM Re: Wannabe Lake [Re: BrianL]
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BrianL the place looks nice and the pic is cool. How about your report after the e survey? did you need to do any adjustments to the fish population? Didn't you originally stock the Tiger lmb , how are they doing? Catching any? And I also wound up with a bunch of bushy pondweed. I added 3 per Gcarp acre recently (5 per acre were recommended) and I hope the will hit the BPW and not so much of the APW.


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#515034 - 12/17/19 05:56 PM Re: Wannabe Lake [Re: BrianL]
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Well the survey was fun, but it was during a cold front blowing through and made it pretty tough. Survey was scheduled for March 30th, so right after spawn. It was about 45 degrees with a 20-25 MPH wind. The day before was 75 sunny and no wind....... Justin did a great job with the boat, but it was still tough conditions. That being said I don't think we shocked up that many of the first stocked Tiger or the feed trained native, but did get a lot of the HSB, 6-13" LMB, CNBG, and RES. The RES was the biggest surprise since I haven't seen one since we released them.

RW on the smaller bass (16) 12-15" were lighter in RW, but again we didn't shock up that many. My catch records, and the e survey showed different RWs. Most my catch records are most in upper 90s to over 100 and survey fish were under 90 with a few 17"+ in the 120s. We only brought up (3) over 17" or over Not sure what that means, but I'm pretty sure that are a good many more in there. I think the fish just went deeper when the front came through.

Plan was to remove as many small bass as possible, and a total of 75 pounds of LMB for my BOW. We caught a lot of small LMB. A lot! We caught over 79 6-10" LMB and all were removed. There were 25#s removed during the e survey.
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#515786 - 01/16/20 07:37 PM Re: Wannabe Lake [Re: BrianL]
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Just 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. I guess it is a trait that is being passed along???






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#515790 - 01/17/20 07:47 AM Re: Wannabe Lake [Re: BrianL]
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Never noticed that
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#515808 - 01/17/20 12:29 PM Re: Wannabe Lake [Re: BrianL]
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I was also able to get some pictures of the structure I built because the water has been so clear. Looks like most of it is still standing.









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Edited by BrianL (01/17/20 12:32 PM)
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#515809 - 01/17/20 12:35 PM Re: Wannabe Lake [Re: BrianL]
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Few more






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Edited by BrianL (01/17/20 12:36 PM)
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#515811 - 01/17/20 12:42 PM Re: Wannabe Lake [Re: BrianL]
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Brian those look like a good place for fish to hang out to me. I'm sure you gave alot of them a safe place to hide.
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#515818 - 01/17/20 02:39 PM Re: Wannabe Lake [Re: BrianL]
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Originally Posted By: BrianL
Just 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. I guess it is a trait that is being passed along???






Likely that those fish had a bacterial infection at one time. I've seen it like that on fish that have made it through saddleback aeromonas infections.

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#516006 - 01/22/20 11:14 AM Re: Wannabe Lake [Re: BrianL]
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I guess that might be possible, but I see these fish several times a week if not daily, and I think I would have noticed any fungal infection. Especially on this many. I caught one this week to do a closer inspection, and just dark scale color. No signs of fungus. I should have taken a close-up picture.
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