Pond Boss Magazine
http://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
GAPRanch, Demerson, JohnnyK, Gunner313, Bob20643DE
15842 Registered Users
Forum Stats
15842 Members
36 Forums
36396 Topics
495953 Posts

Max Online: 1210 @ 08/23/18 11:01 PM
Top Posters
esshup 24032
Cecil Baird1 20043
ewest 19746
Dave Davidson1 13737
Bill Cody 12742
Who's Online
2 registered (GAPRanch, anthropic), 82 Guests and 588 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
#502047 - 02/15/19 06:17 PM Redear???
tim k Offline
Member

Registered: 04/18/02
Posts: 288
Loc: lampasas texas
good or bad for a pond in Texas - I have bass and bluegill only -

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


Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2607
Loc: Oakwood,Texas
Good good good can’t think any negatives other than those rascals are hard to catch

Top
#502051 - 02/15/19 08:58 PM Re: Redear??? [Re: tim k]
bigpullerman Offline


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.
_________________________
Nothing like seeing your bobber bobbing.
1 acre pond with LMB BG GSF BH CC and whatever else I can find
Not after trophies I just like catching and eating fish
Buddy R Hill


I Subscribe

Top
#502054 - 02/15/19 09:14 PM Re: Redear??? [Re: tim k]
Vortex 4 Offline


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.
_________________________
4 acre pond 32 ft deep within East Texas (Livingston) timber ranch. Filled (to the top of an almost finished dam) by Hurricane Harvey 9/17. Stocked with FHM, CNBG, RES 10/17. Added 35lbs RSC 3/18. 400 N LMB fingerlings 6/18

Top
#502061 - 02/16/19 02:59 AM Re: Redear??? [Re: tim k]
Dave Davidson1 Offline
Moderator
Lunker

Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 13737
Loc: Hurst & Bowie, Texas
Agree on redears.
_________________________
It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP

Top
#502068 - 02/16/19 08:00 AM Re: Redear??? [Re: bigpullerman]
tim k Offline
Member

Registered: 04/18/02
Posts: 288
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 -

Top
#502088 - 02/16/19 01:36 PM Re: Redear??? [Re: tim k]
snrub Offline


Registered: 10/05/13
Posts: 5401
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.
_________________________
John

I subscribe to Pond Boss Magazine

Top
#502108 - 02/17/19 10:18 AM Re: Redear??? [Re: tim k]
CMM Offline


Registered: 10/07/12
Posts: 662
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.
_________________________
CMM


Top
#502111 - 02/17/19 12:26 PM Re: Redear??? [Re: tim k]
ewest Offline
Moderator
Hall of Fame 2014

Lunker

Registered: 03/08/05
Posts: 19746
Loc: Miss.
Very good addition. See below pic.
_________________________















Top
#502348 - 02/22/19 06:02 PM Re: Redear??? [Re: tim k]
tim k Offline
Member

Registered: 04/18/02
Posts: 288
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.

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


Registered: 04/22/18
Posts: 730
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.
_________________________
.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!!

Top
#502371 - 02/23/19 09:20 AM Re: Redear??? [Re: Mike Whatley]
Pat Williamson Offline


Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2607
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

Top
#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.
_________________________
.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!!

Top
#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

Top

Today's Birthdays
Samaki
Recent Posts
Howdy from Gouldbusk TX
by GAPRanch
Today at 01:49 AM
Optimal fish food group buy North Texas
by anthropic
Yesterday at 11:41 PM
Perch ribbons, mid March and cold!
by Snipe
Yesterday at 11:20 PM
Question about Stocking a large body of water
by scampbell
Yesterday at 10:01 PM
Grass Carp Removal
by Bill Cody
Yesterday at 07:39 PM
Hybrid Pond - Stocking Plan
by jpsdad
Yesterday at 07:27 PM
which bait fish to choose
by mattmonster1991
Yesterday at 06:13 PM
You Got Weed? I got weed :)
by Mike Whatley
Yesterday at 06:08 PM
Bass Size - AquaMax Largemouth
by teehjaeh57
Yesterday at 04:21 PM
Road Trip on I-70 or I-80 Corridor - Meet Up
by Drew Snyder
Yesterday at 02:47 PM
Newly Uploaded Images
Getting the Wood Puck houses done
Coon Pond Photos
Pond dig 3
Pond dig 2
Pond site
Pond dig

© 2014 POND BOSS INC. all rights reserved USA and Worldwide