Pond Boss Magazine
http://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
Brian L, Landon, JosephNY, theo, raw10000
16266 Registered Users
Forum Stats
16267 Members
36 Forums
37225 Topics
507154 Posts

Max Online: 2277 @ 12/03/19 04:57 PM
Top Posters
esshup 24039
Cecil Baird1 20043
ewest 20011
Dave Davidson1 14124
Bill Cody 13041
Who's Online
10 registered (SetterGuy, Hill Billy, bwj1040, NEDOC, anthropic, john kelsey, ajk, Sunil, Jeffrey Bandel, RAH), 111 Guests and 486 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
#504445 - 04/17/19 12:12 AM Hello from Lafayette - 1acre Pond Renovation
Kris B Offline


Registered: 04/14/19
Posts: 69
Loc: Lafayette, LA
Hello from Lafayette, LA!

Bought a house in 2017 with a 1-acre pond in the backyard. I've been trying to dry out the 35-40 year old pond since late September which was pretty well silted/mucked in - probably 2-4ft of water and 3-4ft of silt/muck. Will be reworking it deeper, a little smaller, and with better grading of the sides. Heard about Pond Boss a few weeks back from a friend in the area, subscribed, ordered Just Add Water and Perfect Pond. Unfortunately I haven't been able to read any of that because I'm in India for work - 2 weeks down, 2-4 more weeks to go. So I'm soaking up what I can on the forum and FB Live recordings.

Big questions now are about soil suitability, bulkhead replacement, and minimizing dirt removal. Looking forward to swimming and fishing when it all gets done! I've got two kids and another on the way, and we're looking forward to some fun times ahead!

I posted already in the "Renovating a Pond or Lake" section of the forum with some questions if you have any wisdom for me.
Pond Renovation Questions in S. Louisiana








Attachments
O1.PNG (6 downloads)
O2.PNG (4 downloads)
PondSize.PNG (4 downloads)



Edited by Kris B (11/29/19 05:53 AM)
_________________________
Kris


Top
#504447 - 04/17/19 04:42 AM Re: Hello from Lafayette - 1acre Pond Renovation [Re: Kris B]
Dave Davidson1 Offline
Moderator
Lunker

Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 14124
Loc: Hurst & Bowie, Texas
Welcome Kris. That boy is the best reason to have a pond.
_________________________
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
#504500 - 04/17/19 10:39 PM Re: Hello from Lafayette - 1acre Pond Renovation [Re: Dave Davidson1]
Kris B Offline


Registered: 04/14/19
Posts: 69
Loc: Lafayette, LA
That's most of the reason why I bought the house - I said, our kids are going to have a BLAST here!

By the way, looks we used to be neighbors - I grew up in Keller, right around the corner from Hurst. Been in Lafayette for about 7 years now, just starting to get over the culture shock smile
_________________________
Kris


Top
#504504 - 04/18/19 04:49 AM Re: Hello from Lafayette - 1acre Pond Renovation [Re: Kris B]
Mike Whatley Offline


Registered: 04/22/18
Posts: 1210
Loc: Louisiana
Culture shock!!?? Whachu talkin bout Kris?? LOL
_________________________
.10 surface acre pond, 10.5 foot deep. SW LA. The epitome of a mutt pond. BG, LMB, GSF, RES, BH, Warmouth, Longear Sunfish, Gambusia,Mud Minnows, Crappie, and now shiners!!...I subscribe!!

Top
#504521 - 04/18/19 11:21 AM Re: Hello from Lafayette - 1acre Pond Renovation [Re: Mike Whatley]
Kris B Offline


Registered: 04/14/19
Posts: 69
Loc: Lafayette, LA
They always told me about guys who came here for work, got married, had kids moved down the street from the in-laws, and stayed for life. I thought, "here???" These people will eat anything that moves!

Yet, 7 years later, here I am, married to a girl who grew up here, with a third kid on the way, two houses down from my in-laws! And sad to be missing out on some Good Friday crawfish boils tomorrow.

But culture shock, coming from North Texas, yes! Ha
_________________________
Kris


Top
#504529 - 04/18/19 01:19 PM Re: Hello from Lafayette - 1acre Pond Renovation [Re: Kris B]
bigpullerman Offline


Registered: 12/01/15
Posts: 156
Loc: central Arkansas
Welcome aboard Kris. That boy will be having lots of fun down by the pond. We will be looking forward to those updates. Good Luck with your pond.


Edited by bigpullerman (04/19/19 07:30 AM)
_________________________
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
#504549 - 04/18/19 07:06 PM Re: Hello from Lafayette - 1acre Pond Renovation [Re: Kris B]
Dudley Landry Offline
Hall of Fame 2014

Lunker

Registered: 10/10/03
Posts: 877
Loc: St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
Crawfish are always nice but the owl and egret boudin is unforgettable.

Top
#504565 - 04/19/19 07:56 AM Re: Hello from Lafayette - 1acre Pond Renovation [Re: Dudley Landry]
Kris B Offline


Registered: 04/14/19
Posts: 69
Loc: Lafayette, LA
Sounds like I have some more learning to do.
_________________________
Kris


Top
#504598 - 04/19/19 11:14 PM Re: Hello from Lafayette - 1acre Pond Renovation [Re: Kris B]
Mike Whatley Offline


Registered: 04/22/18
Posts: 1210
Loc: Louisiana
Say bud..you need to get you sum dat nutria sausage too. Sau ces bon!!
_________________________
.10 surface acre pond, 10.5 foot deep. SW LA. The epitome of a mutt pond. BG, LMB, GSF, RES, BH, Warmouth, Longear Sunfish, Gambusia,Mud Minnows, Crappie, and now shiners!!...I subscribe!!

Top
#505827 - 05/14/19 02:54 AM Re: Hello from Lafayette - 1acre Pond Renovation [Re: Mike Whatley]
Kris B Offline


Registered: 04/14/19
Posts: 69
Loc: Lafayette, LA
I'll bring the beer and boudin if you can teach me about nutria sausage and what you've learned about maintaining a pond in our area!
_________________________
Kris


Top
#505829 - 05/14/19 05:35 AM Re: Hello from Lafayette - 1acre Pond Renovation [Re: Kris B]
Mike Whatley Offline


Registered: 04/22/18
Posts: 1210
Loc: Louisiana
Nutria sausage has become hard to come by unless you know how to make your own. Not like you can go down to the local Market Basket and just grab a pound (they make a dang good deer and jalapeno tho). Beer and boudin smoked on the grill would make for a good afternoon sitting on the porch and talking pond tho!!

I'm afraid what I've learned about maintaining a pond may not fill a tablespoon, but I can definitely discuss mistakes and lessons learned.
_________________________
.10 surface acre pond, 10.5 foot deep. SW LA. The epitome of a mutt pond. BG, LMB, GSF, RES, BH, Warmouth, Longear Sunfish, Gambusia,Mud Minnows, Crappie, and now shiners!!...I subscribe!!

Top

Today's Birthdays
Bubbles
Recent Posts
Chronicles of stocking Hybrid Striped Bass......
by NEDOC
4 minutes 30 seconds ago
SoilFloc Polymer Sealant
by Steve_
Today at 04:57 AM
Organic Fertilizer or not?
by teehjaeh57
Today at 01:21 AM
OK, here's a tough question.
by Bill Cody
Yesterday at 08:57 PM
8/10 acre pond with 1,500 HBG - Now what
by esshup
Yesterday at 08:35 PM
Slow around here lately?
by liquidsquid
Yesterday at 04:25 PM
Grass Shrimp (again!)
by canyoncreek
Yesterday at 03:14 PM
It's time for war again!
by esshup
Yesterday at 01:19 PM
Bob Lusk meeting on Monday, Dec 16 5 pm to 7
by SetterGuy
Yesterday at 07:57 AM
Happy Birthday DonoBBD!
by Sunil
Yesterday at 07:56 AM
Newly Uploaded Images
I Subscribe Permanent Link
Need Plants Identified - Texas Pond - Lily Pad ...
Personal Record BGxRES
Harry's Pond
pond view
Fishing Colorado...finally

2014 POND BOSS INC. all rights reserved USA and Worldwide