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#482685 - 11/14/17 06:19 PM Re: Tranquility Base "Mini-Pond" Project (image heavy) [Re: KapHn8d]
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Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 5299
Loc: Boone County Illinois
Looking good!

I think I must have missed it. What species of SF did you end up stocking?


Edited by Bill D. (11/14/17 06:46 PM)
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#482689 - 11/14/17 08:20 PM Re: Tranquility Base "Mini-Pond" Project (image heavy) [Re: KapHn8d]
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Registered: 08/10/15
Posts: 212
Loc: Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: KapHn8d
I stocked FHM/RR, BG/CNBG, and a few RES this afternoon.
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#482693 - 11/14/17 09:12 PM Re: Tranquility Base "Mini-Pond" Project (image heavy) [Re: KapHn8d]
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Thanks Dragon!

I think the pond will be full of stunted SF in not too long. Maybe ok if fishing is not the goal.
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#482711 - 11/15/17 09:52 AM Re: Tranquility Base "Mini-Pond" Project (image heavy) [Re: Bill D.]
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Registered: 10/02/17
Posts: 89
Loc: TX
Fishing is not the goal, but I am curious is you comment is based on pond size or running out of smaller fish? I'm completely ignorant when it comes to "managing" fish population and growth.

I hand feed in the mornings just after dawn over coffee and again at dusk over bourbon... you know, the way nature intended it. I live a short drive from a fishery, so restocking minnows is not more drive than going to get a burger. I am not really focused on growing giant fish in a tiny, tiny pond, but I do want to learn for when I have a larger acreage pond. My wife and I are opportunistically looking for a couple hundred acres further from any major city to use as recreational property. At least one larger pond or a great site to build one is one of my criteria, so this knowledge would come in handy eventually.

Thanks!
Clayton

Originally Posted By: Bill D.
Thanks Dragon!
I think the pond will be full of stunted SF in not too long. Maybe ok if fishing is not the goal.


Edited by KapHn8d (11/15/17 09:53 AM)
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#482717 - 11/15/17 11:59 AM Re: Tranquility Base "Mini-Pond" Project (image heavy) [Re: KapHn8d]
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Loc: SE Kansas
You could put in a single 9" LMB at some later point, maybe next spring, to help keep the sunfish numbers down.

With only one you would not have to worry about recruitment and getting too many LMB. A single LMB might not totally control the BG, but it sure would make a good dent in them in that size pond. Plus you could name it as it soon would grow to a large size and look like Moby Dick in among the other fish. grin

It could get expensive though if you start feeding your new LMB pet McNuggets - don't forget the sauce

Edit: for some of the newer members, they may not have noticed one of our very own PBF members featured in that video known to us as gar king but on YouTube is known as the Fish Whisperer.


Edited by snrub (11/15/17 12:20 PM)
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#482724 - 11/15/17 02:08 PM Re: Tranquility Base "Mini-Pond" Project (image heavy) [Re: KapHn8d]
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Registered: 10/27/15
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Loc: S. end of Elkins, Arkansas
If you put in one or two albino CC, they would be fun to watch and kids could feed them pellets.
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#482725 - 11/15/17 04:37 PM Re: Tranquility Base "Mini-Pond" Project (image heavy) [Re: KapHn8d]
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Registered: 10/02/17
Posts: 89
Loc: TX
Haha! That McNugget video was hilarious. I like the idea of adding a LMB later... just figured any more than one would be a sure way to vacuum everything else out.

I also really like the albino CC idea... and have actually looked for where to get a couple, but have not been successful. Apparently, they are opportunistically snatched up as soon as they show up at fisheries. I asked the guy I bought my SF and minnows from and he acted like they rarely saw them...

I'll keep lookin'

/c
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