I would try the combo of Yellow Perch & Black Crappie only pond in a small pond that could be easily renovated because it is not likely to turn out as planned. We have to consider that crappie are more of an upper water column feeder and young YP are more oriented and inhabit the close to bottom areas as preferred weedy areas if available. The two areas that the two species frequent are not conducive to good predation of the other specie. One niche overlap does occur is when YP fry for a few weeks inhabit open water post hatch. My biggest concern is that YP would not be able to adequately control YOY crappie. Plus I would only use hybrid crappie in this test combination because HBCP produce fewer offspring.
Edited by Bill Cody (05/15/19 10:34 AM)
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