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#460324 - 12/15/16 07:30 AM How much do g blue heron eat?
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Registered: 09/12/14
Posts: 1214
Loc: Deep East Texas
My lone gbh on my 2 acre pond will not leave. He is seen stalking every day. I read everywhere what they eat and how they eat but does anyone have info on actually HOW MUCH do they eat?? Pounds per day?? Mine looks to be full grown. He is huge! How long it takes them to digest?
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#460330 - 12/15/16 09:26 AM Re: How much do g blue heron eat? [Re: Flame]
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#460331 - 12/15/16 09:42 AM Re: How much do g blue heron eat? [Re: Flame]
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Registered: 01/10/15
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I was hunting hogs last night with the thermal scope and saw a GBH feeding/moving along the shore line at 10:30pm. If he feeds day and night it doesn't bode well for my fish.
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#460332 - 12/15/16 09:43 AM Re: How much do g blue heron eat? [Re: Flame]
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GBH=Natures Fisherman


Edited by TGW1 (12/15/16 09:43 AM)
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#460333 - 12/15/16 09:45 AM Re: How much do g blue heron eat? [Re: Flame]
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#460875 - 12/24/16 09:21 AM Re: How much do g blue heron eat? [Re: basslover]
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Registered: 01/26/09
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I've had them stab and kill fish that were too big for them to eat, so................

2 years ago I had 200 4"-6" HSB in a cage that I was feeding and growing for sale in the Fall. Put them in the cage in early June.

Come Oct 1, I pulled up the cage to get 50 out for a client. I had seen a GBH standing on top of the cage a few times and I ran him/her off. (no net on top of the cage)

I had 24 HSB in the cage........

So my answer to how many they eat is too many for me.
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#501797 - 02/09/19 08:56 AM Re: How much do g blue heron eat? [Re: Flame]
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Registered: 11/28/16
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Loc: Texas
Same question. I like my GBH. He seems to eat mid sized bluegill which is OK, I have a lot and they are constantly making more. I can a afford a couple of even a few a day.

There is nothing I can find on how much they eat. You would think this would be studied by an Aggie somewhere.
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