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#506380 - 05/23/19 01:01 PM Source for grown bluegills in Virginia
nvcdl Offline


Registered: 04/16/19
Posts: 27
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?

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

Registered: 04/03/07
Posts: 228
Loc: Missouri
Maybe head to a local lake with pole and worms? Lake Orange? Know anyone with a pond with bluegills?
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#506412 - 05/24/19 12:04 AM Re: Source for grown bluegills in Virginia [Re: nvcdl]
CJD Offline


Registered: 08/25/15
Posts: 60
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.

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


Registered: 05/14/11
Posts: 1501
Loc: Central Kansas
Solitude Lake Management

Have you reached out to these guys?

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


Registered: 04/16/19
Posts: 27
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.

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


Registered: 05/14/11
Posts: 1501
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.

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


Registered: 04/16/19
Posts: 27
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

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


Registered: 04/16/19
Posts: 27
Loc: Orange, VA
Never got a response from that outfit.


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

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


Registered: 04/16/19
Posts: 27
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)

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#507322 - 06/12/19 07:18 PM Re: Source for grown bluegills in Virginia [Re: nvcdl]
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What did they cost?
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#507327 - 06/12/19 09:01 PM Re: Source for grown bluegills in Virginia [Re: nvcdl]
nvcdl Offline


Registered: 04/16/19
Posts: 27
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.

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#507332 - 06/12/19 10:11 PM Re: Source for grown bluegills in Virginia [Re: nvcdl]
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Registered: 10/27/16
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Loc: Jefferson County Missouri
It is great that you was able to find some.
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#507356 - 06/13/19 11:45 AM Re: Source for grown bluegills in Virginia [Re: nvcdl]
nvcdl Offline


Registered: 04/16/19
Posts: 27
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)

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