Pond Boss Magazine
http://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
Ne13, tdickie, larry yaley, Webster, bassjamn
15619 Registered Users
Forum Stats
15620 Members
36 Forums
35967 Topics
489261 Posts

Max Online: 1210 @ 08/23/18 11:01 PM
Top Posters
esshup 24029
Cecil Baird1 20043
ewest 19493
Dave Davidson1 13537
Bill Cody 12449
Who's Online
12 registered (ronman, SkyFisher, John Fitzgerald, Flame, anthropic, DC70, bassmaster61, Shorty, Chris Williams, 45operator, KingRace78, tradgear), 151 Guests and 451 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
#484418 - 12/20/17 09:18 PM Using a mini excavator to make deep holes?
tallryan610 Offline


Registered: 08/28/17
Posts: 30
Loc: Kansas City, MO
Looking for advice, I have free access to a 6,500lb mini ex with 24” bucket. I have seen YouTube videos of guys digging “deep” I’m guessing 3-5’ holes right off the shore with mini excavators. My pond is about 2’ down right now so easy to see where adding a little depth in areas could help? I am not thinking of doing this near the damn.

So my questions guys and gals...is this smart, stupid, or a waist of time?

Top
#484421 - 12/20/17 10:09 PM Re: Using a mini excavator to make deep holes? [Re: tallryan610]
Chris Steelman Offline

Moderator
Lunker

Registered: 02/26/06
Posts: 1827
Loc: Red River County,Tx
My concern would be for people that might be wading in the water. One wrong step and down they go.

Other than that I think the holes would be a good ambush spot for predators.

Top
#484423 - 12/20/17 10:24 PM Re: Using a mini excavator to make deep holes? [Re: tallryan610]
tallryan610 Offline


Registered: 08/28/17
Posts: 30
Loc: Kansas City, MO
Wading isn’t really an issue with my family, I think about as far as I could reach out is 9’ so with slope more likely 7’.

My kids have lots of luck catching blue gills a few feet from shore in summer, also I see bass right at shore edge eating mayflies too. Right now those area are above the water with our current drought.

Top

Today's Birthdays
ealong59, loretta, Rick Elrod
Recent Posts
Diffuser maintainance
by Flame
6 minutes 12 seconds ago
Hello from Central Texas
by Flame
11 minutes 54 seconds ago
Texas Hunter Fish Feeder Upper Motor
by anthropic
13 minutes 40 seconds ago
2.5 Acre Lake in Indiana, Stocking Tips for Fall
by anthropic
44 minutes 56 seconds ago
Mike Whatley, same chips?
by DonoBBD
Today at 11:27 AM
Water quality questions
by Mike Whatley
Today at 10:34 AM
My pond full of outcast
by Mike Whatley
Today at 10:23 AM
Pond Boss Forum get together, Sept 22, 2018
by jpsdad
Today at 09:36 AM
Post Flood Aeration
by Johnny98
Today at 08:06 AM
What did you do at your pond today?
by Brad346
Today at 12:44 AM
Newly Uploaded Images
Vegetation ID
Our new pond
CNBG
My Best Longear so far
Help ID this fish
Crayfish monster.

© 2014 POND BOSS INC. all rights reserved USA and Worldwide