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#489622 - 05/06/18 07:16 PM Re: Welcome to Pond Boss [Re: Ken Henkel]
anthropic Offline


Registered: 05/03/14
Posts: 1358
Loc: Louisiana, USA
Holographic scare tape attached to cormorants' favorite perches has worked so far for us, but it's only been 3 weeks or so. Scare eye balloons now up, too.
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7 acre pond in east Texas, full pool reached March 2016. CNBG, RES, FHM stocked Nov 15; TP May 16; LSL bass 30 June 16. Added 100 12 inch N LMB and 1,000 shiners Oct 17, 150# TP and 70 HSB May 18




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#492250 - 06/20/18 10:09 AM Re: Welcome to Pond Boss [Re: Bob Lusk]
RStringer Offline


Registered: 06/06/18
Posts: 12
Loc: Parsons KS
Hello all newbe here. Had a pond built at new house was bout 1/4 acre at first now bout 1/2 an acre in size but hasn't been filled yet. Wanting to build some habitat for them before it gets full. And theres a dock in the plans. Southeast Kansas here just outside of Parsons.

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#492252 - 06/20/18 10:16 AM Re: Welcome to Pond Boss [Re: RStringer]
Pat Williamson Offline


Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2372
Loc: Oakwood,Texas
Welcome RS to the forum
Read and ask questions, tell us what goals you think you might have and enjoy the ride

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#492255 - 06/20/18 10:28 AM Re: Welcome to Pond Boss [Re: Bob Lusk]
Quarter Acre Offline


Registered: 06/10/16
Posts: 761
Loc: West Central Missouri
Hey RS, welcome to the club! Start with the following linked thread about structure. It's a great read and will give you a lot of ideas...

http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=92463#Post92463

And, here is a thread of mine that shows off my attempts at underwater structure...

http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=458150&page=2

Enjoy!
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#492281 - 06/20/18 01:21 PM Re: Welcome to Pond Boss [Re: RStringer]
snrub Offline


Registered: 10/05/13
Posts: 5106
Loc: SE Kansas
Originally Posted By: RStringer
Hello all newbe here. Had a pond built at new house was bout 1/4 acre at first now bout 1/2 an acre in size but hasn't been filled yet. Wanting to build some habitat for them before it gets full. And theres a dock in the plans. Southeast Kansas here just outside of Parsons.


Welcome to the forum RStringer.

Here is something that will be useful.
Commonly ask questions

And mark this on your calendar. I'm only about 30 minutes east of you.
Snrubs forum get together in September
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#492641 - 06/25/18 10:14 AM Re: Welcome to Pond Boss [Re: Bob Lusk]
LLL Offline


Registered: 06/25/18
Posts: 3
Loc: NE Kansas
I have been reading a lot on this forum and discovered That I have done most things wrong on my ponds. I will now try and correct the mistakes I made. My name is Lawrence and I live in NE Kansas. I stocked Channel catfish 2 years ago now are 7lbs, Bucket stocked bass of all sizes the largest 6 1/2lbs. Black crappie bucket stocked and bought from fish farms, Red ear sunfish, bluegill, Hybrid blue gill.

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#492651 - 06/25/18 01:06 PM Re: Welcome to Pond Boss [Re: Bob Lusk]
RStringer Offline


Registered: 06/06/18
Posts: 12
Loc: Parsons KS
The 1st year I had water in the pond I put 12 pounds of FHM and let them play (reproduce). The I put n mayb 10 crappy and 15 nice bass 3- 4 pounds and 100 catfish. The catfish I started feeding this year and they started coming up the second time I feed them.

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#492653 - 06/25/18 01:13 PM Re: Welcome to Pond Boss [Re: RStringer]
Pat Williamson Offline


Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2372
Loc: Oakwood,Texas
Welcome triple L lots to learn here, and a bunch of all around nice folks.

I think most members have had a few boo boos along the way


Edited by Pat Williamson (06/25/18 01:23 PM)

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#492654 - 06/25/18 01:16 PM Re: Welcome to Pond Boss [Re: Bob Lusk]
canyoncreek Offline


Registered: 05/07/13
Posts: 1846
Loc: West Michigan
Welcome LLL,
Do you mind telling us which things you feel you did wrong and what you wished you would have done differently? We all can learn!

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#492656 - 06/25/18 01:31 PM Re: Welcome to Pond Boss [Re: Pat Williamson]
anthropic Offline


Registered: 05/03/14
Posts: 1358
Loc: Louisiana, USA
Originally Posted By: Pat Williamson
Welcome triple L lots to learn here, and a bunch of all around nice folks.

I think most members have had a few boo boos along the way


More than a few in my case! blush
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#492661 - 06/25/18 02:12 PM Re: Welcome to Pond Boss [Re: canyoncreek]
LLL Offline


Registered: 06/25/18
Posts: 3
Loc: NE Kansas
My pond dams had been washed out for 5 or 6 years. So I bought some equipment and fixed the dams. I have creek that is 50 foot wide and 4/5 foot deep it has what is in the lakes and ponds in my area any way I started catching fish to restock my ponds. I put bullhead catfish any fish I could catch. I just like to fish I was not worried about any record fish. Now I buy fish from fish farms and they seem to grow faster and it take less time to stock the ponds and cheaper in the long run. If you know what I mean.

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#492666 - 06/25/18 02:42 PM Re: Welcome to Pond Boss [Re: Bob Lusk]
canyoncreek Offline


Registered: 05/07/13
Posts: 1846
Loc: West Michigan
What species do you have in your pond and are you happy with the mix, or are there some fish you would have tried to keep out?

What is the future goal now that the dam is fixed?

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#492668 - 06/25/18 03:47 PM Re: Welcome to Pond Boss [Re: canyoncreek]
LLL Offline


Registered: 06/25/18
Posts: 3
Loc: NE Kansas
Actually the bullheads are not causing any problem when I catch them they are 1/2-2lbs. I think the bass and other fish keep them from taking over so far but I wish I had not put them in. When I do catch them I throw them out. I am happy with the rest of the fish as long a the crappie do not get out of control. My ponds are 1 acre (mainly has bluegill, red ear sunfish and small bass) and the other one is 3 1/2 acre.

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#493118 - 07/02/18 06:05 PM Re: Welcome to Pond Boss [Re: Bob Lusk]
warmouthy Offline


Registered: 07/01/18
Posts: 6
Loc: Central Florida
Hi, my name is Jim from Alachua, Florida. I have a 1/8 acre pond. I had good luck with channel cat and sunfish 15 yrs ago but kind of neglected the pond. It gets a lot of shade and became covered with a mat of duckweed. I have skimmed off a good % of the DW with a landing net on the end of a 10' PVC pipe. I also broadcast some dolomitic lime to raise the PH. My fishery guy says there seems to be a correlation between ponds with acidity and Duckweed. I have recently stocked it with channel cats, 20 tilapia to help with the DW and gambusia minnows. I have an aerator that I plan to put on a timer and run for 2 or 3 hrs every day just before daylight. I'm not sure my aerator is really effective. I mounted a Jacuzzi pump on a little shed on the bank of the pond with a line going into the pond to a strainer/check valve. The outlet of the pump spatters water through a nozzle back into the pond. The intake water comes from a depth of about 3 feet (max depth of pond is 6 ft.). Obviously my pond is small but If I start harvesting the catfish before they get over about 3/4 lb I think I can keep it healthy. I'm 70 yrs old and retired so I don't feel like starting over but I sure would like to have some property with several ponds so I could dabble with different fish. Lots of great info sharing on this site.


Edited by warmouthy (07/03/18 05:44 AM)

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#494099 - 07/22/18 12:26 PM Re: Welcome to Pond Boss [Re: Bob Lusk]
Cody farm Offline


Registered: 07/22/18
Posts: 1
Loc: Texas-Okla
Got busy with kids and now have Re-joined the forum, not sure when I was a member (been a few years), but happy to get back on. I have a farm in Southern Oklahoma and have 5 ponds that I try to manage or throw money at. Always read the forum and get great info. Thanks for having me back.
Cody Smith


Edited by Cody farm (07/22/18 09:35 PM)

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#494114 - 07/22/18 09:01 PM Re: Welcome to Pond Boss [Re: LLL]
anthropic Offline


Registered: 05/03/14
Posts: 1358
Loc: Louisiana, USA
Originally Posted By: LLL
My pond dams had been washed out for 5 or 6 years. So I bought some equipment and fixed the dams. I have creek that is 50 foot wide and 4/5 foot deep it has what is in the lakes and ponds in my area any way I started catching fish to restock my ponds. I put bullhead catfish any fish I could catch. I just like to fish I was not worried about any record fish. Now I buy fish from fish farms and they seem to grow faster and it take less time to stock the ponds and cheaper in the long run. If you know what I mean.


I'll bet part of the reason why fish farm stocked fish grow faster is that they are younger than wild caught fish of the same size. Better & more regularly fed.


Edited by anthropic (07/22/18 09:45 PM)
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#494124 - 07/23/18 09:45 AM Re: Welcome to Pond Boss [Re: Bob Lusk]
canyoncreek Offline


Registered: 05/07/13
Posts: 1846
Loc: West Michigan
Welcome back Cody! You may want to ask one of the moderators to revive your past registered account or link to the new one some how. This way your past threads and posts will stay together and folks who want to read about your past posts can do so by clicking on your user name.

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#496702 - 09/21/18 09:59 PM Re: Welcome to Pond Boss [Re: Bob Lusk]
bigpullerman Offline


Registered: 12/01/15
Posts: 9
Loc: central Arkansas
Hello fellers. First post here even though I joined the forum a few yrs. ago. My name is Buddy R Hill and I have a little 1 acre pond in east central Arkansas. I had it built 20 something yrs ago and it was only about a 1/2 acre at that time. I have worked on it over the years expanding it and adding to the levee to make it to the size it currently is. I plan on expanding it more as time goes on. No fancy equipment, just my ole Ford 1720 tractor, a dirt scoop and a box blade. I have let it go over the years till about 4 yrs ago I started back digging on it and expanding it. We have some good red clay soil here and it gets about 20 acres of watershed from a farm field. The only stocking that I have done over the yrs is the good ole bucket stocking from other ponds, rivers, ditches or whatever. I have no plans for monster bass, bream or catfish. I just want a place to sit on my fishing dock and catch some for supper. Now that I have some grandkids I want plenty of hungry fish so I can watch the show when they come to fish. I have been reading the forum to get some ideas on what to do to my pond.
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1 acre pond with LMB BG GSF BH CC and whatever else I can find
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#496706 - 09/21/18 11:19 PM Re: Welcome to Pond Boss [Re: bigpullerman]
snrub Offline


Registered: 10/05/13
Posts: 5106
Loc: SE Kansas
Welcome to the forum!
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#496714 - 09/22/18 06:30 AM Re: Welcome to Pond Boss [Re: Bob Lusk]
Dave Davidson1 Offline
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Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 13538
Loc: Hurst & Bowie, Texas
Welcome
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It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP

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#496719 - 09/22/18 07:40 AM Re: Welcome to Pond Boss [Re: Bob Lusk]
bigpullerman Offline


Registered: 12/01/15
Posts: 9
Loc: central Arkansas
Thanks Guys. I want to start a thread about my pond and what I have done with it and plan to do with it. How I have done some things and maybe ask a few questions. Post updates and any ideas I have about my pond. I was wondering under what category should I put it under? I want to put some pictures up also.
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Nothing like seeing your bobber bobbing.
1 acre pond with LMB BG GSF BH CC and whatever else I can find
Not after trophies I just like catching and eating fish

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