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#494670 - 08/09/18 10:28 AM Big One for Me
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Registered: 08/28/17
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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? :-)


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#494673 - 08/09/18 10:54 AM Re: Big One for Me [Re: tallryan610]
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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.
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#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!!
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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.
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#494693 - 08/09/18 05:30 PM Re: Big One for Me [Re: tallryan610]
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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.

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#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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#495517 - 08/28/18 03:50 PM Re: Big One for Me [Re: tallryan610]
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5 year caught his first "big bass" which was really cool, it jumped several times as he brought it in. This one was really fat.

I will say it is getting harder to catch BG, I feed them 1 or 2 a times a day and even though the water can looking like its boiling when pellets are in there, its hard to catch one. Any ideas of what I should try? We typically use live worms


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#495518 - 08/28/18 04:16 PM Re: Big One for Me [Re: tallryan610]
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Great to see a fishy grin on the face of a child!

You might try a food pellet imitator on the BG, like a stubby steve.
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#495522 - 08/28/18 05:08 PM Re: Big One for Me [Re: tallryan610]
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stubby steve? never heard of it

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#495540 - 08/29/18 07:22 AM Re: Big One for Me [Re: tallryan610]
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That's all I use for BG.
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