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#498282 - 11/02/18 09:36 AM Discovered Bass in my Pond
Fyfer123 Offline

Registered: 07/16/17
Posts: 41
Loc: Canada

I have a 1 acre pond that is 16 feet deep. It was stocked with 80 brown trout a couple years ago. It has a good population of minnows and insects. The problem is I saw 4 bass a few weeks ago and I don't know where they came from. It is possible that someone put them in. My question is should I try to get rid of them? If yes how do I go about it? I do not have any bait fish other than the minnows so if they reproduce I fear they will not be good for the pond.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


#498284 - 11/02/18 10:10 AM Re: Discovered Bass in my Pond [Re: Fyfer123]
canyoncreek Offline

Registered: 05/07/13
Posts: 1991
Loc: West Michigan
You don't have 4 bass in your pond, you have 4 bass that you KNOW ABOUT in your pond. It only takes 2 to make 2,000...

How do you think they got there?

Edited by canyoncreek (11/02/18 11:00 AM)

#498295 - 11/02/18 12:41 PM Re: Discovered Bass in my Pond [Re: Fyfer123]
anthropic Offline

Registered: 05/03/14
Posts: 1710
Loc: East Texas, USA
Largemouth or smallmouth bass? SMB less likely to give you problems with outproducing their forage base.

Edited by anthropic (11/02/18 12:42 PM)
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