Pond Boss Magazine
http://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
Ari Rak, Mel-, Sdelaney, Fredly, Ryan P.
16181 Registered Users
Forum Stats
16182 Members
36 Forums
37053 Topics
504014 Posts

Max Online: 1383 @ 08/09/19 04:50 PM
Top Posters
esshup 24033
Cecil Baird1 20043
ewest 19943
Dave Davidson1 14025
Bill Cody 12921
Who's Online
9 registered (Ryan M, ajk, Bobbss, John Fitzgerald, Downrigger56304, Snipe, 4CornersPuddle, Shorty, MOFishermen), 240 Guests and 546 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
#506380 - 05/23/19 01:01 PM Source for grown bluegills in Virginia
nvcdl Offline


Registered: 04/16/19
Posts: 66
Loc: Orange, VA

Not having any luck finding adult bluegills in Virginia or nearby. Most of places withing driving distance only have fingerlings (even if they advertize big ones).

Any suggestions?

Top
#506388 - 05/23/19 04:40 PM Re: Source for grown bluegills in Virginia [Re: nvcdl]
Redonthehead Offline
Fingerling

Registered: 04/03/07
Posts: 245
Loc: Missouri
Maybe head to a local lake with pole and worms? Lake Orange? Know anyone with a pond with bluegills?
_________________________

Top
#506412 - 05/24/19 12:04 AM Re: Source for grown bluegills in Virginia [Re: nvcdl]
CJD Offline


Registered: 08/25/15
Posts: 61
Loc: Fl, USA
Wait until mid summer when they will be more plentiful. Same thing for me when I was looking to add some larger gills to my NC property earlier this season.

Top
#506420 - 05/24/19 08:24 AM Re: Source for grown bluegills in Virginia [Re: nvcdl]
jludwig Offline


Registered: 05/14/11
Posts: 1515
Loc: Central Kansas
Solitude Lake Management

Have you reached out to these guys?

Top
#506426 - 05/24/19 10:25 AM Re: Source for grown bluegills in Virginia [Re: jludwig]
nvcdl Offline


Registered: 04/16/19
Posts: 66
Loc: Orange, VA
Originally Posted By: jludwig
Solitude Lake Management

Have you reached out to these guys?


No - they seem to be more about pond management than providing stock.

Top
#506428 - 05/24/19 10:31 AM Re: Source for grown bluegills in Virginia [Re: nvcdl]
jludwig Offline


Registered: 05/14/11
Posts: 1515
Loc: Central Kansas
Originally Posted By: nvcdl
Originally Posted By: jludwig
Solitude Lake Management

Have you reached out to these guys?


No - they seem to be more about pond management than providing stock.


Still probably worth a phone call.

Top
#506429 - 05/24/19 10:56 AM Re: Source for grown bluegills in Virginia [Re: jludwig]
nvcdl Offline


Registered: 04/16/19
Posts: 66
Loc: Orange, VA
Originally Posted By: jludwig
Originally Posted By: nvcdl
Originally Posted By: jludwig
Solitude Lake Management

Have you reached out to these guys?


No - they seem to be more about pond management than providing stock.


Still probably worth a phone call.


Thanks for the suggestion

Top
#507027 - 06/07/19 07:47 PM Re: Source for grown bluegills in Virginia [Re: nvcdl]
nvcdl Offline


Registered: 04/16/19
Posts: 66
Loc: Orange, VA
Never got a response from that outfit.


Edited by nvcdl (06/08/19 01:08 PM)

Top
#507202 - 06/11/19 09:50 AM Re: Source for grown bluegills in Virginia [Re: nvcdl]
nvcdl Offline


Registered: 04/16/19
Posts: 66
Loc: Orange, VA
Drove up to Zetts in WVA and picked up 275 4"-5" bluegills Sunday - weather was perfect for transporting - around 71 degrees and overcast. All seemed to survive the trip. Zetts had them nicely packed up and ready for me on arrival.


Edited by nvcdl (06/11/19 09:53 AM)

Top
#507322 - 06/12/19 07:18 PM Re: Source for grown bluegills in Virginia [Re: nvcdl]
Dave Davidson1 Offline
Moderator
Lunker

Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 14025
Loc: Hurst & Bowie, Texas
What did they cost?
_________________________
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
#507327 - 06/12/19 09:01 PM Re: Source for grown bluegills in Virginia [Re: nvcdl]
nvcdl Offline


Registered: 04/16/19
Posts: 66
Loc: Orange, VA
2.50 ea - he threw in 25 for no charge (charged me for 250). The prep was nice with the fish packed 25 to a bag placed in heavy duty cardboard boxes with a couple frozen water bottles to keep them cool (11 boxes total) - no extra charge for the boxes et al.

Top
#507332 - 06/12/19 10:11 PM Re: Source for grown bluegills in Virginia [Re: nvcdl]
Bobbss Online   content


Registered: 10/27/16
Posts: 458
Loc: Jefferson County Missouri
It is great that you was able to find some.
_________________________
Bob


I Subscribe To Pond Boss

Top
#507356 - 06/13/19 11:45 AM Re: Source for grown bluegills in Virginia [Re: nvcdl]
nvcdl Offline


Registered: 04/16/19
Posts: 66
Loc: Orange, VA
Yes - the key was talking to Mr. Zett himself. I was suprised to find out that they do NOT pellet feed their fish - they live off the natural food in the ponds. Had hoped to get some bigger fish but in retrospec these fish are probably the best option - too big for all but a couple bass in the pond to eat and all young fish that should be spawning next spring. They were all pretty consistent size wise - about 4.5" to 5.5".


Edited by nvcdl (06/13/19 03:36 PM)

Top
#508296 - 06/29/19 06:31 PM Re: Source for grown bluegills in Virginia [Re: nvcdl]
nvcdl Offline


Registered: 04/16/19
Posts: 66
Loc: Orange, VA
Update: I've been had feeding the bluegills for last couple weeks. As none of fish were pellet trained at first only a few small bluegills seemed to be interested in pellets. Interest has picked up and now I have good crowd of bluegills gathering around the dock with the bulk appearing to be the recently stocked Zetts bluegills. Also have a good sized bass that is hanging out to attack distracted feeding bluegills.


Edited by nvcdl (06/29/19 08:29 PM)

Top
#510097 - 08/10/19 03:19 PM Re: Source for grown bluegills in Virginia [Re: nvcdl]
JohnR Offline


Registered: 04/21/19
Posts: 9
Loc: VA
Have you seen the FishWagon? https://www.fishwagon.com/index.html
I know they deliver in southern, VA.

I'm trying to find someone that will sell golden shiners to me in my area. Need some variety for my LMB's other than just bream.

Top
#510301 - 08/15/19 12:01 PM Re: Source for grown bluegills in Virginia [Re: JohnR]
nvcdl Offline


Registered: 04/16/19
Posts: 66
Loc: Orange, VA
Originally Posted By: JohnR
Have you seen the FishWagon? https://www.fishwagon.com/index.html
I know they deliver in southern, VA.

I'm trying to find someone that will sell golden shiners to me in my area. Need some variety for my LMB's other than just bream.


Just sent them an email to see if they are making any central Virginia deliveries.

I wouldn't mind picking up some more bluegills and a few bass fingerlings.

Top
#510309 - 08/15/19 01:30 PM Re: Source for grown bluegills in Virginia [Re: nvcdl]
catmandoo Offline
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent

Lunker

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 5697
Loc: Hampshire Co., WV
I have bought stock from the Fishwagon for years. Generally, they dont have anything but fingerlings. Their stops are normally at Southern States Co-OP locations.

My favorite supplier in recent years has been Southeast Pondstockers from Curry, NC. Except for grass carp, and in cooler months Hybrid Striped Bass, they too generally only provide fingerlings. Their stops in Virginia are usually at Tractor Supply locations.

Regards,
Ken

Frederick County, VA
Hampshire County, WV
Brunswick County, NC
_________________________
Subscribe to Pond Boss Magazine

Peculiar Friends are Better than No Friends at All!

Top
#510320 - 08/15/19 03:52 PM Re: Source for grown bluegills in Virginia [Re: catmandoo]
nvcdl Offline


Registered: 04/16/19
Posts: 66
Loc: Orange, VA
Originally Posted By: catmandoo
I have bought stock from the Fishwagon for years. Generally, they dont have anything but fingerlings. Their stops are normally at Southern States Co-OP locations.

My favorite supplier in recent years has been Southeast Pondstockers from Curry, NC. Except for grass carp, and in cooler months Hybrid Striped Bass, they too generally only provide fingerlings. Their stops in Virginia are usually at Tractor Supply locations.

Regards,
Ken

Frederick County, VA
Hampshire County, WV
Brunswick County, NC


Thanks for the info. I'd consider stocking more small bluegill in the spring once the weeds add a lot of cover. I'm thinking they would be easy pickings for the bass in the fall/winter once the weeds start dying.


Edited by nvcdl (08/15/19 03:53 PM)

Top

Today's Birthdays
adam black, JOTMCKIN, PondSmith
Recent Posts
New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo.
by Bobbss
Yesterday at 11:38 PM
Training BG to eat pellets in aquarium?
by Ryan M
Yesterday at 11:37 PM
8 acre pond at 10,000' - lots of aeration ?s
by Downrigger56304
Yesterday at 11:30 PM
It is an addiction!
by liquidsquid
Yesterday at 10:35 PM
Help with this plant PLEASE
by tommyt
Yesterday at 09:52 PM
Crappie In Ponds - PB Forum View
by Bill Cody
Yesterday at 09:15 PM
FA did not appear this year, think I know why
by Quarter Acre
Yesterday at 08:34 PM
Pond leaking?
by Josh94
Yesterday at 07:43 PM
Crazy idea - pen raised tiger muskie....
by Bill Cody
Yesterday at 06:13 PM
Considerations for BOW owners that desire crappie
by Pat Williamson
Yesterday at 05:58 PM
Newly Uploaded Images
Personal Record BGxRES
Harry's Pond
pond view
Fishing Colorado...finally
Releasing a quick snack
Tadpoles

2014 POND BOSS INC. all rights reserved USA and Worldwide