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#498703 - 11/14/18 06:32 PM 3rd time in 6 months my pond has flooded.
KMP Offline

Registered: 08/14/18
Posts: 3
Loc: NC
Rain rain go away! This is the 3rd time in six months my pond has been over the spillway. Will I have any fish left?

#498704 - 11/14/18 06:38 PM Re: 3rd time in 6 months my pond has flooded. [Re: KMP]
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Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 13631
Loc: Hurst & Bowie, Texas
According to Lusk, most fish try to go upstream. Hybrid strippers and small fish are the exception in Texas
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#498713 - 11/15/18 01:00 AM Re: 3rd time in 6 months my pond has flooded. [Re: KMP]
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Registered: 10/05/13
Posts: 5282
Loc: SE Kansas
I have seen very small YOY BG washed over my spillway during a flood but never any larger ones.

One exception was a big grass carp. I have heard they like to go with the flow when they have the chance.

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#498715 - 11/15/18 07:41 AM Re: 3rd time in 6 months my pond has flooded. [Re: KMP]
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Registered: 09/12/14
Posts: 1075
Loc: Deep East Texas
Each time my 2 acre pond has gone over my earthen spillway I have picked up several hundred 1-2 inch cnbg from the puddles and in the grass on the backside of spillway. I just walk over there with a 5 gallon bucket with water and gather them back up and put them back in the pond. Every now and then a 4-5 inch one would go over. No lmb...only cnbg
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