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#484925 - 01/04/18 08:17 AM 2018 Pond Boss Family Fishing Photos
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I thought I'd get this thread rolling for the year. Yellow perch pics from you Northern guys please.

DrLuke, I hope you don't mind, but let's start this thread with your new year's day pic.
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#484936 - 01/04/18 12:22 PM Re: 2018 Pond Boss Family Fishing Photos [Re: FireIsHot]
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I don't mind a bit! Hopefully, I'll get out there and catch something more worth showing...
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#485151 - 01/11/18 12:35 PM Re: 2018 Pond Boss Family Fishing Photos [Re: FireIsHot]
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My first 2 LMB of the year. Pre-frontal conditions, CNBG were actively feeding, 2 degree water temp rise, and deer were out roaming. A good day to get my recreational fishing over with for the year, and get back to culling.

RW 133 7.1 pounds, 21" long


RW 126 5.7 pounds, 20" long. If you look closely, you can see the numbered tag by the back part of her dorsel fin.


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#485153 - 01/11/18 12:48 PM Re: 2018 Pond Boss Family Fishing Photos [Re: FireIsHot]
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Wow....Nice Fish Al!
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#485169 - 01/12/18 12:59 AM Re: 2018 Pond Boss Family Fishing Photos [Re: FireIsHot]
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Off the charts bro! Do you suspect this a result of trout, tilapia, BG or all of them?
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#485170 - 01/12/18 01:53 AM Re: 2018 Pond Boss Family Fishing Photos [Re: FireIsHot]
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Luke...stock some RES and, in my experience, those black grub infestations will be eliminated [provided you can establish an RES population]. I stock RES in every client's pond whether they want them or not.
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#485171 - 01/12/18 01:57 AM Re: 2018 Pond Boss Family Fishing Photos [Re: teehjaeh57]
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Originally Posted By: teehjaeh57
Luke...stock some RES and, in my experience, those black grub infestations will be eliminated [provided you can establish an RES population]. I stock RES in every client's pond whether they want them or not.


TJ!

How about posting some of those Ice Monsters I saw on Facebook?
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#485174 - 01/12/18 08:42 AM Re: 2018 Pond Boss Family Fishing Photos [Re: FireIsHot]
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Al, nice fish. Your wife told me (when @ Highflyers) you have a pond full of nice big lmb. Good job! Ok, what bait did your catch them on?
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#485175 - 01/12/18 09:12 AM Re: 2018 Pond Boss Family Fishing Photos [Re: FireIsHot]
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Al, Those are beautiful!! How big is your pond? How big were those when you stocked and how old are they? What did your tag reveal? You are certainly doing something right!! Congrats!!!
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#485178 - 01/12/18 10:02 AM Re: 2018 Pond Boss Family Fishing Photos [Re: FireIsHot]
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Thanks guys.

Tracy, I caught them on a Jackall Gantarel in RT Spawn Gill color. You'll love this part. I threw that near 2.5oz honker for almost an hour before I got a bite. 4 or 5 casts, then I'd change the retrieve, 4-5 more, then change again. Ultimately I caught 2, and had 3 more hard hits with a very slow consistent retrieve. 3 seconds per reel wind. Excruciatingly slow fishing, but the LMB reacted almost immediately when I figured out what they wanted on that particular day. The LMB my wife was referring to were our hand fed babies. We never fish for those, as they are for special guests only. Brian's been over when I fed them, and it's quite the sight to watch them line up and wait for their crippled CNBG to hit the water.

Flame, my pond is 11 acres, and these are probably from my original fingerling stocking back in 2000. Unfortunately, I can't find my journal with the tag numbers, but I did tag LMB at around 2#'s 3 years ago. I'll be stocking 25 tagged Legacy's from my hatchery pond this spring, so I'll hopefully take better care of my data this time.
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#485180 - 01/12/18 10:37 AM Re: 2018 Pond Boss Family Fishing Photos [Re: FireIsHot]
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Very Nice! How about a video or photo of the feeding, that'd be cool.

Be hard not to do some more recreational fishing with that quality in the pond/lake.

What size you targeting for culling?
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#485187 - 01/12/18 11:41 AM Re: 2018 Pond Boss Family Fishing Photos [Re: Bocomo]
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Originally Posted By: Bocomo
Originally Posted By: teehjaeh57
Luke...stock some RES and, in my experience, those black grub infestations will be eliminated [provided you can establish an RES population]. I stock RES in every client's pond whether they want them or not.


TJ!

How about posting some of those Ice Monsters I saw on Facebook?


Agreed!!!

Why you gotta put those of FB, and not here, Freak???
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#485190 - 01/12/18 05:35 PM Re: 2018 Pond Boss Family Fishing Photos [Re: FireIsHot]
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beastman, I'll try to get a video this spring after I start feeding again. I pretty much cull all unclipped or untagged LMB under 15".
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#485383 - 01/19/18 01:08 AM Re: 2018 Pond Boss Family Fishing Photos [Re: FireIsHot]
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Chunk HBCP and a few WE 17-21"








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#485384 - 01/19/18 01:09 AM Re: 2018 Pond Boss Family Fishing Photos [Re: Sunil]
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Originally Posted By: Sunil
Originally Posted By: Bocomo
Originally Posted By: teehjaeh57
Luke...stock some RES and, in my experience, those black grub infestations will be eliminated [provided you can establish an RES population]. I stock RES in every client's pond whether they want them or not.


TJ!

How about posting some of those Ice Monsters I saw on Facebook?


Agreed!!!

Why you gotta put those of FB, and not here, Freak???


Herculean effort to post to this ancient UBB software...
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#485390 - 01/19/18 10:49 AM Re: 2018 Pond Boss Family Fishing Photos [Re: FireIsHot]
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Beautiful fish TJ. I'm glad you got your ice.
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#485393 - 01/19/18 11:11 AM Re: 2018 Pond Boss Family Fishing Photos [Re: FireIsHot]
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Nice fish TJ !!! The first one (chunk crappie) looks stiff as a board.
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#485400 - 01/19/18 01:38 PM Re: 2018 Pond Boss Family Fishing Photos [Re: FireIsHot]
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Bob said this in his blog a few days ago.

Last tidbit for today; our staff will be in touch with UBB to see what kind of updates they have available to make the forum more user friendly. We've held off because they have been working on new updates. So, we'll check in with them to see what's available and what it will take to improve the forum.



Bob any possibility of an update?

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#485448 - 01/21/18 05:54 PM Re: 2018 Pond Boss Family Fishing Photos [Re: FireIsHot]
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Condello Strain BG pics from my trophy BG pond. Fishery comprised of 100% male with few male HBG, RES and BRES stocked. Grass shrimp and FHM forage base - supplemental feed Optimal and Skretting. Most CSBG average 9-10", with a few fish over 11". Fishery goal is for 90% population 10"+. HBG stocked last Spring at 5-6" now averaging 8-9". Culling any inferior fish below 110 WR.

Pair of 10.5" CSBG



Another


Another


Here's an 11"+...you get the idea


HBCP growing well - aided by dock feeding special project!

Pond record, 18"



16"


16"


WE average 18" with some 24"+ fish coming on - dang this guy catches some big fish!

24"


22"


Multiple size classes of HSB help manage recruitment of all species, some big girls came out to play! These are 26-29" and quite a challenge to ice on 2# test.







Seeing some SMB approaching 20" now, here's a couple 18"+ fish. Bricks.





Amazingly, we also iced many good CSBG in the main pond up to 10". YP are taking a beating - only sampled 5-6 fish this year - may start supplementally stocking adult fish annually to restore the great YP fishery we've historically enjoyed.

Thanks PB for the guidance. Any Midwestern pondmeisters looking for consulting, fire me up! These fish were produced in .25 acre and 2 acre ponds.
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#485449 - 01/21/18 06:08 PM Re: 2018 Pond Boss Family Fishing Photos [Re: FireIsHot]
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Looking good TJ! cool
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#485452 - 01/21/18 07:31 PM Re: 2018 Pond Boss Family Fishing Photos [Re: teehjaeh57]
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Nice. wink
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#485453 - 01/21/18 07:49 PM Re: 2018 Pond Boss Family Fishing Photos [Re: FireIsHot]
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Excellent TJ!
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#485459 - 01/22/18 07:54 AM Re: 2018 Pond Boss Family Fishing Photos [Re: FireIsHot]
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Outstanding TJ.
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#485461 - 01/22/18 08:16 AM Re: 2018 Pond Boss Family Fishing Photos [Re: FireIsHot]
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Now those are the pics I've been waiting for!! Great job as always buddy.
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#485462 - 01/22/18 08:29 AM Re: 2018 Pond Boss Family Fishing Photos [Re: FireIsHot]
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Wow! Super fish, Congrats!
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