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#477208 - 07/28/17 04:22 PM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
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Breeding season here rapping up. I presume becuase of interaction between photoperiod and temperature. I have had late spawns when pond chilled by introduction of well water.

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#477237 - 07/28/17 11:15 PM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Centrarchid]
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Registered: 10/27/16
Posts: 86
Loc: Jefferson County Missouri
Originally Posted By: Centrarchid
Breeding season here rapping up. I presume becuase of interaction between photoperiod and temperature. I have had late spawns when pond chilled by introduction of well water.

Thanks,this would be a brand new pond.Would that matter?

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#477256 - 07/29/17 10:54 AM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
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Registered: 10/30/13
Posts: 1041
Loc: NE Missouri
I put my FHM into the pond in late summer. I think it was September. I threw in several pallets for them to lay eggs under. I'm not sure they spawned that summer, but the next spring there were clouds of them. I still have really large schools of them. Everything is working on them, so the numbers are down, but they are hanging in there. The water looked like mud when I put them in. They did fine. I don't think they were all that expensive either. I followed the instructions from the guy I bought them from. Four bags that I had sitting in the water to come to temp for quite a while, then slowly mixed in the ugly pond water. I didn't see a single floater.

Looked back through pics. First big rain on the brand new, just completed, pond was Sept 10 2014. My guess is, I stocked the FHM shortly after that.


Edited by SetterGuy (07/29/17 10:55 AM)
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2 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM, HBG, SMB, and HSB..
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.

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#477274 - 07/29/17 11:33 PM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
Bobbss Offline


Registered: 10/27/16
Posts: 86
Loc: Jefferson County Missouri
Thanks SetterGuy,I plan to put some in as soon as there is enough water in it and then maybe put more in next spring.

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#478054 - 08/11/17 10:08 PM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
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Registered: 10/27/16
Posts: 86
Loc: Jefferson County Missouri
At last,they dropped off the first dozer today and should be out Monday with the other and get started on my pond.It's been a long road to get a pond built but it looks like it's finaly getting shorter.lol!

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#478057 - 08/12/17 12:16 AM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
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Registered: 03/22/12
Posts: 47
Loc: MO
Wow Bob. It's been a long road but it sounds like it's finally happening. Hopefully we'll get some long soaking rains after you get done and get it all seeded. If you have any delays on getting the grass to take you can use winter wheat pretty late in the year and get something to hold the soil until next spring. That stuff can practically sprout on a cue ball. Good luck & post some pictures.
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1 1/4 acre pond, build fall 2011

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#478060 - 08/12/17 07:08 AM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
SetterGuy Online   content


Registered: 10/30/13
Posts: 1041
Loc: NE Missouri
Yep.. I used the winter wheat as well. Added bonus was that the turkeys were all over it the next summer.. Came right up, and provided good cover for the fescue.
Bob, glad you are getting started. Good luck with the contractor, and hoping you find good clay the whole way.
Jeff
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2 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM, HBG, SMB, and HSB..
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.

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#478097 - 08/12/17 09:26 PM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
Bobbss Offline


Registered: 10/27/16
Posts: 86
Loc: Jefferson County Missouri
Thanks Guys!I plan to pick up some seed soon as they are done.I'm hoping that I'm hitting things at the right time.Still going to be warm for a fair while get,but late enough in the year that most of the real hot weather should be over and the fall rains coming.

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#478303 - 08/15/17 03:19 PM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
Bobbss Offline


Registered: 10/27/16
Posts: 86
Loc: Jefferson County Missouri
It rained a little here yesterday so he didn't get a lot done.He brought the 2nd dozer out later in the day and did a few hours of clearing and cleaning things up so he could shoot the grade today and find his water line.He should then be able to finish clearing and cleaning things up and start stripping the top soil.I took pictures yesterday and plan to take some every day they work and will try to post some soon.

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#478554 - Yesterday at 07:10 AM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
SetterGuy Online   content


Registered: 10/30/13
Posts: 1041
Loc: NE Missouri
Bob, we had almost three inches here in St Louis the other day. Naturally, only a half inch up at the farm. Hope you didn't get that much! Hope the construction is going well.
Jeff
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2 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM, HBG, SMB, and HSB..
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.

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#478646 - Today at 12:12 PM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
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Registered: 10/27/16
Posts: 86
Loc: Jefferson County Missouri
Thanks SetterGuy,I did get about 3" of rain here. Which my dirt was so dry that I think he wanted some,but not 3".lol!We got off to a slow start with the rain and one of the dozers broke right off the bat and was down for 2 days but things seem to be going good now. Yesterday they finished cutting the key way and started building the dam. They also built a small sediment pond.I think they wanted to hold back some of the water if it rains.

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