Pond Boss Magazine
http://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
Mel-, Sdelaney, Fredly, Ryan P., kdowd771
16180 Registered Users
Forum Stats
16181 Members
36 Forums
37048 Topics
503962 Posts

Max Online: 1383 @ 08/09/19 04:50 PM
Top Posters
esshup 24033
Cecil Baird1 20043
ewest 19943
Dave Davidson1 14021
Bill Cody 12918
Who's Online
13 registered (RStringer, 5444, optimalfishfood, Bobbss, jason7858, Augie, masterbasser316, Shorty, Rick O, Slickmullet, Funky, highflyer, TGW1), 271 Guests and 567 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
#510111 - 08/11/19 11:09 AM Heron Problem
Snooter Offline


Registered: 07/27/16
Posts: 4
Loc: Canton NC
Just stocked my 40' x 60' pond with 25 rainbow trout. I have lost 3 to a Heron this week. I purchased a decoy owl and that has not kept him away. Just looking for suggestions.

Top
#510112 - 08/11/19 11:32 AM Re: Heron Problem [Re: Snooter]
JKS3613 Offline


Registered: 02/12/15
Posts: 169
Loc: Zachary, Louisiana
I had success using scare eye balloons. They didn't work on Egrets, but did for GBH. Good luck!

Top
#510114 - 08/11/19 11:51 AM Re: Heron Problem [Re: Snooter]
Shorty Online   content
Lunker

Registered: 07/28/05
Posts: 4395
Loc: Raymond, NE
I spook them off with .22lr rounds every time I catch one hanging around.
_________________________


Top
#510123 - 08/11/19 04:36 PM Re: Heron Problem [Re: Snooter]
Zep Offline
Hall of Fame 2014


Registered: 07/27/10
Posts: 3320
Loc: Dallas & Wills Point, Tx
I would say the bird-away reflective tape has worked relatively well for me. Not 100% effective, but a major difference. I tie it to trees, patio furniture, porch posts, docks. Way fewer herons and water-turkey.

Bird Away Reflective Tape
_________________________
Fishing has never been about the fish....


Top
#510126 - 08/11/19 06:24 PM Re: Heron Problem [Re: Zep]
Tbar Offline


Registered: 01/10/15
Posts: 735
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Zep
I would say the bird-away reflective tape has worked relatively well for me. Not 100% effective, but a major difference. I tie it to trees, patio furniture, porch posts, docks. Way fewer herons and water-turkey.

Bird Away Reflective Tape




I will have to try some of that........
_________________________

Top
#510150 - 08/12/19 05:00 AM Re: Heron Problem [Re: Snooter]
Dave Davidson1 Offline
Moderator
Lunker

Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 14021
Loc: Hurst & Bowie, Texas
Just ordered the bird reflective tape for next years cormorant season. Also will install my owl decoy.
_________________________
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
#510163 - 08/12/19 09:35 AM Re: Heron Problem [Re: Shorty]
Theo Gallus Offline
Moderator
Lunker

Registered: 05/14/04
Posts: 12461
Loc: Central Ohio
Originally Posted By: Shorty
I spook them off with .22lr rounds every time I catch one hanging around.

3S technique?
_________________________
"Live like you'll die tomorrow, but manage your grass like you'll live forever."
-S. M. Stirling

Top
#510171 - 08/12/19 12:59 PM Re: Heron Problem [Re: Theo Gallus]
Shorty Online   content
Lunker

Registered: 07/28/05
Posts: 4395
Loc: Raymond, NE
Originally Posted By: Theo Gallus
Originally Posted By: Shorty
I spook them off with .22lr rounds every time I catch one hanging around.

3S technique?


Nah, just spook them off and make them think they might get shot. Wife says I can't use the 3S technique.
_________________________


Top
#510173 - 08/12/19 01:14 PM Re: Heron Problem [Re: Shorty]
Augie Online   content


Registered: 10/29/18
Posts: 181
Loc: Boone County Missouri
Originally Posted By: Shorty
Wife says I can't use the 3S technique.


If wife knows you're only using 2S technique...

Top
#510174 - 08/12/19 01:32 PM Re: Heron Problem [Re: Snooter]
Shorty Online   content
Lunker

Registered: 07/28/05
Posts: 4395
Loc: Raymond, NE
They wife took her shotgun to the pond a couple of weeks ago to spook off a really young and dumb GBH, my .22lr shots didn't seem to bother him, he would leave but come back right away. He finally left for good when one of my dogs about caught him.
_________________________


Top
#510197 - 08/13/19 05:28 AM Re: Heron Problem [Re: Snooter]
Freg Offline


Registered: 01/22/19
Posts: 42
Loc: TN
I was getting frequent visits from blue herons until I put up a coyote decoy and haven't seen one since. I'm not sure that the decoy is 100% responsible, since I have seen a green heron since and the local racoons certainly aren't afraid of it but it seems to work.

Top

Today's Birthdays
Chint77, MDHendon, Ponds.org
Recent Posts
Plastic structure
by RStringer
17 seconds ago
LMB feed trained?
by Clay N' Pray
Today at 06:42 AM
Fall & water temp
by Snipe
Today at 12:19 AM
New Steep Dam, Help with Erosion Control
by Snipe
Today at 12:14 AM
These HSB are getting the best of me! RANT
by anthropic
Yesterday at 07:18 PM
Ideas for a homemade swing set/ slide
by Downrigger56304
Yesterday at 03:26 PM
HSB as LMB population control?
by jpsdad
Yesterday at 02:13 PM
Optimal Food Trials
by anthropic
Yesterday at 03:19 AM
Stocking rates for one acre pond with LMB and HS
by IndianaMatt
09/13/19 09:24 PM
2 Acre pond covered in water meal and low oxygen
by kdowd771
09/13/19 06:12 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