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#467750 - 03/26/17 11:57 PM New from Louisiana
Cajunrockin Offline


Registered: 03/26/17
Posts: 4
Loc: South Central Louisiana
Glad to finally be on here with actual ponds to fish and maintain. We have two ponds. One is rather small and was originally to be back filled with dirt from big pond. However as time went by I found a few trash bream from a creek and threw them in. Well needless to say it's full of them now and the kids have fun catching them. The big pond is roughly 2 acres and I just added 4 pounds of minnows and 100?" Bluegill to start. Of course budget is always the clincher on what and how many to add at a time lol. Next time the fish truck comes to town I will add more.... work in progress. I also maintain a full time job, keep and rescue bees. We have 20 acres and hope to be semi self sufficient upon retirement. There's chickens, rabbits, pigs, horses etc lol . I need more time to finish it all

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#467751 - 03/27/17 12:02 AM Re: New from Louisiana [Re: Cajunrockin]
anthropic Offline


Registered: 05/03/14
Posts: 668
Loc: Louisiana, USA
You are most welcome here at PB, Cajunrockin! You can get lots of advice here, most of it good, just as long as you can stand seeing the phrase IT ALL DEPENDS more than a few times.

Re the two acre pond, does it have bass or other predators to keep the BG in check so that they grow big?


Edited by anthropic (03/27/17 12:25 AM)
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#467752 - 03/27/17 12:05 AM Re: New from Louisiana [Re: Cajunrockin]
Cajunrockin Offline


Registered: 03/26/17
Posts: 4
Loc: South Central Louisiana
No bass yet. Was told to establish a food chain first.... maybe bad advice lol?

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#467753 - 03/27/17 12:55 AM Re: New from Louisiana [Re: Cajunrockin]
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Registered: 05/03/14
Posts: 668
Loc: Louisiana, USA
That's good advice. In fact, some people don't add bass until a year later.

Best of luck & let us know how it's going for you!
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#468110 - 03/29/17 06:48 PM Re: New from Louisiana [Re: Cajunrockin]
Cajunrockin Offline


Registered: 03/26/17
Posts: 4
Loc: South Central Louisiana
So my pond ph is 6.4

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#468183 - 03/30/17 03:37 PM Re: New from Louisiana [Re: Cajunrockin]
Dave Davidson1 Offline
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Loc: Hurst & Bowie, Texas
Cajun, welcome to Pond Boss. A year from now, I doubt that you will have enough bluegills, starting with 100, in 2 acres, to feed bass.

I understand budgets. My general recommendation is to start with 1,000 bluegill per surface acre and add bass a year later. I often tell people to not add bass until they can go to sleep with their mouth open and wake up with a full belly.
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#468193 - 03/30/17 04:08 PM Re: New from Louisiana [Re: Cajunrockin]
stickem' Offline


Registered: 08/10/14
Posts: 921
Loc: S.E. Texas, Polk Co.
CajunR,
Welcome to Pond Boss! Listen to these guys. They know their stuff.
Post pics of your project when you have time.
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#468196 - 03/30/17 04:33 PM Re: New from Louisiana [Re: Cajunrockin]
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Registered: 09/12/14
Posts: 718
Loc: Deep East Texas
So your 2 acre pond is brand new dug? If not it should have had some forage fish in it already. I might be misunderstanding your original post. A lot of us here including myself had the opertunity to dig our own ponds and start with a clean slate and stock from scratch. Is that what you have with the 2 acre pond? Is it full and how deep? I am in deep east Texas so close to Louisiana I can smell the gumbo cookin!! Welcome aboard!!
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#468219 - 03/30/17 07:50 PM Re: New from Louisiana [Re: Cajunrockin]
Dudley Landry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/03
Posts: 858
Loc: St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
Where in south central Louisiana are you, Cajunr?

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#468221 - 03/30/17 08:00 PM Re: New from Louisiana [Re: Cajunrockin]
snrub Offline


Registered: 10/05/13
Posts: 3908
Loc: SE Kansas
Welcome to PBF Cajun.

Lots of good southern pondmeisters on here to help you along.
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#468299 - 03/31/17 04:02 PM Re: New from Louisiana [Re: Cajunrockin]
Cajunrockin Offline


Registered: 03/26/17
Posts: 4
Loc: South Central Louisiana
I'm in Elton Louisiana. Yes I dug it myself over a year ago. It's filled now but still needs cosmetic work done to banks. I will be adding more bluegill once a month until enough for foraging. Work in progress lol It's roughly 10 feet deep at deepest spot. I have a spawning area as well.

Thanks for all the welcome posts


Edited by Cajunrockin (03/31/17 04:05 PM)

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#468307 - 03/31/17 07:36 PM Re: New from Louisiana [Re: Cajunrockin]
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Registered: 09/12/14
Posts: 718
Loc: Deep East Texas
get as many cnbg in there as you can now. They will spawn at 3 inch long. And will spawn 3-6 times a year depending on water temps!! After a year of that you will be ready for some 4-5 inch lmb!! Have fun and good luck! Also I think you are near a Cargill fish food plant you could probably drive there and pick up.Franklinton,La. Well, that might be about 3 hours from you.
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#472302 - 05/19/17 07:31 PM Re: New from Louisiana [Re: Cajunrockin]
tlowry Offline


Registered: 05/09/17
Posts: 18
Loc: SW Louisiana
Welcome Cajunrockin, I'm also new to Pond Boss and from Jennings, right now, just bought a place in Beauregard Parish. That's where my pond is. Will be moving as soon as we get the new place in shape.
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#472308 - 05/19/17 10:32 PM Re: New from Louisiana [Re: Cajunrockin]
TKD Offline


Registered: 06/13/16
Posts: 89
Loc: S/W Louisiana
Hey there neighbor, I am from Jennings. I live about 2 miles from Hathaway school on Hwy. 26
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1 1/4 acre L shaped pond, 6 to 9 ft deep. Finished 7/7/16. Going to stock with LMB, HBG, BG, RES, FHM. Can't wait to fish it. GO SAINTS!!!

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#472310 - 05/19/17 11:15 PM Re: New from Louisiana [Re: TKD]
tlowry Offline


Registered: 05/09/17
Posts: 18
Loc: SW Louisiana
Small world ain't it. I know quite a few people from Hathaway. I use to work at the Ag place on Farm Supply Road.
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