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#472305 - 05/19/17 08:41 PM Re: What did you do at your pond today? [Re: canyoncreek]
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Registered: 08/10/14
Posts: 921
Loc: S.E. Texas, Polk Co.
Haven't been home since Sunday...getting a house ready to sell in NE Houston. Walked down to the pond at feeding time to watch them feed (and make a few casts). The fish fed hard. Water is 82 degrees today. A bit cooler than a couple of weeks ago here in SE Texas. It was 88 degrees then. Summer is about here.
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#472325 - 05/20/17 09:24 AM Re: What did you do at your pond today? [Re: canyoncreek]
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Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 3487
Loc: Indiana, Boone County, 25 mile...
Put in about 5 hours of dozer time (JD 550G) this past week on a new wetland or pond, depending on how my timing goes with rain this summer. Just trying to remove a deep layer of topsoil over the field tiles now to speed things up later and to get some more dozer experience. Rain has stopped work for now. We built this quarter acre wetland last summer to get fill for a future pond pad. It has very little watershed but is as tight as a drum. Will move in plants once the water is a little warmer.


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#472381 - 05/20/17 09:46 PM Re: What did you do at your pond today? [Re: canyoncreek]
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Registered: 05/07/13
Posts: 1405
Loc: West Michigan
Had a bunch of nieces and nephews over and the kids had fun catching goldfish. Harvested about 40 last night. I emptied the live well (front loader stainless steel drum). The GBH has been making 2 or 3 calls a day now and boldly selecting a choice goldfish out of the drum. I emptied the drum in the woods so the raccoons are going to eat well tonight. The GBH was bummed that it was back to wading and stalking and striking now.

Now that my goldfish are pellet trained we just 'chum' the water and catch them easily on frozen corn.


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#472382 - 05/20/17 09:55 PM Re: What did you do at your pond today? [Re: canyoncreek]
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Registered: 01/10/15
Posts: 519
Loc: Texas
Added a game camera to catch videos of interlopers........







Oh wait....... grin
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#472426 - 05/21/17 06:34 PM Re: What did you do at your pond today? [Re: canyoncreek]
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Registered: 01/08/15
Posts: 90
Loc: SC
I unloaded a half ton of lime at the pond in preparation for treatment. Yes, my back is yelling at me about the abuse! blush
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#472427 - 05/21/17 06:43 PM Re: What did you do at your pond today? [Re: Tbar]
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Registered: 07/27/10
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Loc: Dallas & Wills Point, Tx
Originally Posted By: Tbar



nice boat Tbar! cool
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#472428 - 05/21/17 06:55 PM Re: What did you do at your pond today? [Re: canyoncreek]
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Registered: 08/16/14
Posts: 547
Loc: NW Georgia/SW Colorado
I sat in my office 1,800 miles away from the pond and looked at pics of it......

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#472455 - 05/22/17 07:36 AM Re: What did you do at your pond today? [Re: Zep]
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Registered: 01/10/15
Posts: 519
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Zep
nice boat Tbar! cool



Yes it is! It was given to me by a very nice gentleman.
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#472465 - 05/22/17 09:36 AM Re: What did you do at your pond today? [Re: Tbar]
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Registered: 10/05/13
Posts: 3908
Loc: SE Kansas
Saved a parrot fish.

Well not at my pond but the big pond called the Caribbean sea.

At about 50' depth came across a parrotfish about a foot long hooked in the mouth, fishing line snapped and wrapped around a gorgonian. Fish looks dead laying there.

Grab ahold of the hook and fish comes to life. I'm holding fish while closely watching that parrot shaped beak lest the fish decides I'm the enemy and goes into attack mode. Work with the hook for 30 seconds having zero luck getting the barb back through when I realize the fish is snagged just above the mouth instead of through the mouth. Take my knife off my BC (bouyancy compensator, not black crappie), insert the tip and cut the quarter inch of skin holding the fish (parrotfish appear to have increddibly tough skin).

Let the fish go, it lists momentarily in the water collumn, then is off like a rocket. Took the two hooks sinkers and line back with me out of the water.

So one more parrot fish is out grazing algae off coral reefs today than otherwise would have been. Now when I dive the area will be watching for a parrot fish with a scar on the left above its mouth.


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#472488 - 05/22/17 03:40 PM Re: What did you do at your pond today? [Re: canyoncreek]
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Registered: 01/10/15
Posts: 519
Loc: Texas
Good job.

Surprised he let you do that. Figured he would have put the afterburners on when you got close.
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#472521 - 05/23/17 06:59 AM Re: What did you do at your pond today? [Re: canyoncreek]
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Registered: 09/19/14
Posts: 1739
Loc: Harrison Co. Texas
Good job snrub, saving wildlife is cool thing to do. I have an HSB in the pond that may have a fly and some tippet line in it's mouth. Maybe sometime when you r down this way, I have a pond you can dive in and look for another fish to help out. smile

I am considering buying a used tank and bc(if I can find one) for pond diving at the pond. I would like to improve a few things on the pond bottom, like diffusers and woody cover.
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#472572 - 05/23/17 08:28 PM Re: What did you do at your pond today? [Re: TGW1]
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Registered: 10/05/13
Posts: 3908
Loc: SE Kansas
Tbar I think the fish had already worn itself out by the time I got there, fortunately for me.

Tracy get certified to dive if you are not already before you use any gear. The course is pretty easy and is not that expensive. Way lot cheaper than an ambulance trip to the hospital or morgue for air embolism. One of the safest active sports around, but there are definitely some do's and don't's that need to be adhered to.


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#472587 - 05/24/17 08:14 AM Re: What did you do at your pond today? [Re: canyoncreek]
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Registered: 09/19/14
Posts: 1739
Loc: Harrison Co. Texas
snrub, I have been certified Padi(I think that is what it was called) it was in or around 1980 when I got my certificate, and I've been diving a lot of places but not so much in the last 12 yrs or so. But I am glad u posted up here for others that might not be certified and want to dive their pond.
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