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#484418 - 12/20/17 09:18 PM Using a mini excavator to make deep holes?
tallryan610 Offline

Registered: 08/28/17
Posts: 16
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?

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


Registered: 02/26/06
Posts: 1811
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.

#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: 16
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.


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