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#494670 - 08/09/18 10:28 AM Big One for Me
tallryan610 Offline

Registered: 08/28/17
Posts: 28
Loc: Kansas City, MO
Caught a 3' 6oz LMB this morning. We have owned the property almost exactly a year now. Pond had no cover at all when we got, I have added at least a dozen structures and have worked really hard and getting the BG population high and providing ability for them to let their fry survive some. Last season we never caught a bass bigger than a pound, this year we have gotten a 2lber and this morning's beauty.

Should I be this happy to be seeing results? :-)

LMB 3-6.JPG (114 downloads)

Edited by tallryan610 (08/09/18 10:30 AM)

#494673 - 08/09/18 10:54 AM Re: Big One for Me [Re: tallryan610]
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Registered: 06/10/16
Posts: 668
Loc: West Central Missouri
It's good to hear that your pond is producing some sizable fish. He looks good, maybe a little hungry. Keep working on your BG populations and those 1 pounders will be next on the scales pushing two pounds.
Fish on!,

#494676 - 08/09/18 11:17 AM Re: Big One for Me [Re: tallryan610]
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Keep on boosting the forage base, and he'll get bigger and fatter!!
Excerpt from Robert Crais' "The Monkey's Raincoat:"
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#494677 - 08/09/18 11:26 AM Re: Big One for Me [Re: tallryan610]
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Do you have a guess as to the fish's age? Ample forage in all sizes is the key to LMB success.

#494693 - 08/09/18 05:30 PM Re: Big One for Me [Re: tallryan610]
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Loc: Kansas City, MO
I have no idea how to tell age. I do notice all sizes of BG in the pond, lots a crayfish, and 10s of thousands of tadpoles all over the bank for forage now which I never noticed last year.

#494694 - 08/09/18 06:13 PM Re: Big One for Me [Re: tallryan610]
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Originally Posted By: tallryan610

Should I be this happy to be seeing results? :-)

The day you don't get happy about results is the day you need to quit!! Congrats!
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