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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: 1248
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]
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Registered: 06/06/18
Posts: 6
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]
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Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2321
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]
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Registered: 06/10/16
Posts: 602
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]
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Registered: 10/05/13
Posts: 4834
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]
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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]
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Registered: 06/06/18
Posts: 6
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]
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Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2321
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]
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Registered: 05/07/13
Posts: 1783
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: 1248
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]
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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]
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Registered: 05/07/13
Posts: 1783
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]
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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]
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Registered: 07/01/18
Posts: 5
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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