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#510436 - 08/17/19 04:31 PM Golden shiners
Funky Offline

Registered: 11/07/15
Posts: 110
Loc: Midland, Michigan
I have golden shiners, and they are doing well. And they have had spawns, we have little ones. I have seen it mentioned that some add to their golden shiners every two years. Any comments? Should I add some after two years? thanks!
half-acre pond, LMB, HBG, BG, GSH and CC ....goal is to
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#510438 - 08/17/19 05:22 PM Re: Golden shiners [Re: Funky]
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Registered: 05/03/14
Posts: 1970
Loc: East Texas, USA
My shiners didn't last, mostly due to lack of pond weeds. But they fed the LMB, so not wasted.

There's a parasite that short circuits their spawning after a few years. At least, that's what I've read.
8ac E Tx, full 3/16. CNBG, RES, FHM 10/15; TP 5/16; FLMB 6/16. 100 12" NLMB & 1k GSH 10/17. 150# TP & 70 HSB 5/18. 1k PK 11/18. 100# TP 4/19, 200# RBT 12/19

#510443 - 08/17/19 07:03 PM Re: Golden shiners [Re: Funky]
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Registered: 09/19/14
Posts: 2989
Loc: Harrison Co. Texas
Do your GSH fry swim in schools of fish? If so, any idea on how many will be in a school? My TFS will be in some nice sized schools but I added a few goldens this past spring and wondering what to look for if they spawned. How would you determine by sight if some of the schools of fry I am seeing might be GSH? A lot of the ones I saw recently were a half inch in size. Acted like TFS where they made ripples on the waters surface. Are the GSH easy to distinguish between them and the TFS?
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#510449 - 08/17/19 09:52 PM Re: Golden shiners [Re: TGW1]
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Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2884
Loc: Oakwood,Texas
Tracy the only time I see shiners is a high water event and they go out the spillway and I catch a few in the overflow pond in minnow traps

#510453 - 08/17/19 11:41 PM Re: Golden shiners [Re: TGW1]
Funky Offline

Registered: 11/07/15
Posts: 110
Loc: Midland, Michigan
My pond is all clay, so I have very little clear water. I see the GSH mostly as small (2-3 inch) fish often near the edges of the pond where there is lots of vegetation, they hide in there. As they get a bit bigger they wonder in small groups sometime near the top of the water eating, it looks like rain touching the water, only it is not raining.
I have lots of feeder fish this year, the GSH have spawned a number of times and the BG did well as did the LMB and sadly the CCs as well. I did not think the CC would spawn in a half acre pond, but they found a way and I have good numbers of them, the largest is about 30 inches and 12-13 pounds, but they are fun to catch too and good to eat.
half-acre pond, LMB, HBG, BG, GSH and CC ....goal is to
have fun fishing. And I subscribe!


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