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#502047 - 02/15/19 06:17 PM Redear???
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Registered: 04/18/02
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Loc: lampasas texas
good or bad for a pond in Texas - I have bass and bluegill only -

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#502048 - 02/15/19 07:39 PM Re: Redear??? [Re: tim k]
Pat Williamson Offline


Registered: 08/08/14
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Loc: Oakwood,Texas
Good good good can’t think any negatives other than those rascals are hard to catch

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#502051 - 02/15/19 08:58 PM Re: Redear??? [Re: tim k]
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Registered: 12/01/15
Posts: 126
Loc: central Arkansas
That is one fish I plan on getting in my pond. Don't see any downside.
tim k I see you are from Lampasas Tx. I have a cousin that lives in that area.
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#502054 - 02/15/19 09:14 PM Re: Redear??? [Re: tim k]
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Registered: 11/28/16
Posts: 132
Loc: Texas
Redears are fond of snails.

Snails are a vector for Bird->snail->fish->bird->... parasites. So redear are recommended to reduce parasites. Pretty much standard in BG LMB ponds.
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#502061 - 02/16/19 02:59 AM Re: Redear??? [Re: tim k]
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Agree on redears.
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#502068 - 02/16/19 08:00 AM Re: Redear??? [Re: bigpullerman]
tim k Offline
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Registered: 04/18/02
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Loc: lampasas texas
Originally Posted By: bigpullerman
That is one fish I plan on getting in my pond. Don't see any downside.
tim k I see you are from Lampasas Tx. I have a cousin that lives in that area.


actually live outside Georgetown -

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#502088 - 02/16/19 01:36 PM Re: Redear??? [Re: tim k]
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Registered: 10/05/13
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Loc: SE Kansas
Yes they are good to have in your pond.

RES information and links to other RES threads

More than you ever wanted to know about RES and a fair amount you shouldn't know.
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#502108 - 02/17/19 10:18 AM Re: Redear??? [Re: tim k]
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Loc: West Central MO
TimK, don't let the links and obviously authentic photos scare you. RE simply want to be understood and loved as they are. Adopt some today.
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#502111 - 02/17/19 12:26 PM Re: Redear??? [Re: tim k]
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Very good addition. See below pic.
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#502348 - 02/22/19 06:02 PM Re: Redear??? [Re: tim k]
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Registered: 04/18/02
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Loc: lampasas texas
Stocked 100 of them today on my 1.5 acre pond along with another 500 bluegill and ten lbs of minnows. I already have a strong group of bluegill in my pond but thought I would add a few.

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#502367 - 02/23/19 08:39 AM Re: Redear??? [Re: tim k]
Mike Whatley Offline


Registered: 04/22/18
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Loc: Louisiana
I dip seigned the ditches around the house last weekend and caught a few dozen small crawfish and fished them on/near the bottom in hopes of catching one of the few RES I stocked, just to see how they were doing. I caught everything BUT RES!! I'll be glad when Overtons gets in some bigger stockers so I can boost their numbers.
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#502371 - 02/23/19 09:20 AM Re: Redear??? [Re: Mike Whatley]
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Registered: 08/08/14
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Loc: Oakwood,Texas
Mike
I don’t see many in my pond either, occasionally I’ll catch one as a by catch while fishing a jig for BCP. They hang out in shallow water on sandy bottoms 18”-24”. Fish them with earth worms and you might have better luck. Very elusive in the pond

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#502376 - 02/23/19 10:37 AM Re: Redear??? [Re: Pat Williamson]
Mike Whatley Offline


Registered: 04/22/18
Posts: 730
Loc: Louisiana
Originally Posted By: Pat Williamson
Mike
I don’t see many in my pond either, occasionally I’ll catch one as a by catch while fishing a jig for BCP. They hang out in shallow water on sandy bottoms 18”-24”. Fish them with earth worms and you might have better luck. Very elusive in the pond


Could be I was trying too deep, Pat. I was under the impression that unless spawning, and even then, RES tend to keep to deeper water. I tried everything from around 4' out to 11'. The shallower depths under a bobber, until the length of line got too long to make a decent cast, then I went without it and just splitshot the hook on the bottom.

One thing about crawfish, everything that bit tried to swallow the hook, and I had to cut off several to keep from killing them.

I found a couple of 'dads holding eggs in my bucket, so they got tossed in the pond. I probably signed a death warrant on my Widgeon Grass doing so....hope not.

On another note, my BH are looking really good!! I also find I catch bigger BG if I use doughballs, I seldom ever gut hook one, I can catch several fish on one bait, and hardly ever catch a GSF...crawfish...its one and done, and everything in the pond eats them....except RES, LOL.
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.10 surface acre pond, 10.5 foot deep. SW LA. The epidomy of a mutt pond. BG, LMB, GSF, RES, BH, Warmouth, Longear Sunfish, Gambusia,Mud Minnows, Crappie, and now shiners!!...I subscribe!!

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#502377 - 02/23/19 10:42 AM Re: Redear??? [Re: Mike Whatley]
Pat Williamson Offline


Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2607
Loc: Oakwood,Texas
“Shorty” is the Guru on catching RES , you might PM him

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