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#511376 - 09/10/19 09:25 AM Need advice for 1 acre pond
IndianaMatt Offline


Registered: 08/13/19
Posts: 17
Loc: IN
I just finished adding most of the lay downs and trees. What else do you think I need? I still plan on 2 more bluegill spawning areas. I have more big rip rap left to use. I plan on stocking fhm, bg, and res this upcoming spring and then adding hs and lmb the following spring. Will also be supplementing golden shiner. Any advice on how I could improve habitat, spawning areas, ambush points, would be greatly appreciated. Still need to concrete everything down.

Here is what I've added so far
https://youtu.be/DVvnlLEyyps

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#511377 - 09/10/19 09:59 AM Re: Need advice for 1 acre pond [Re: IndianaMatt]
jludwig Offline


Registered: 05/14/11
Posts: 1515
Loc: Central Kansas
I would rip rap the entire dam to prevent erosion. Also gets the benefit of cover and decent fishing.

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#511378 - 09/10/19 10:05 AM Re: Need advice for 1 acre pond [Re: IndianaMatt]
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Registered: 08/13/19
Posts: 17
Loc: IN
Should I use a landscape cloth under it or just set the rip rap in place? I was thinking about doing where the water line will be and about 3 foot lower.

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#511381 - 09/10/19 11:13 AM Re: Need advice for 1 acre pond [Re: IndianaMatt]
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Registered: 05/14/11
Posts: 1515
Loc: Central Kansas
We have success with just placing rip rap. We do above and below the water line. I would do enough to account the majority of water level fluctuations.

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#511384 - 09/10/19 11:36 AM Re: Need advice for 1 acre pond [Re: IndianaMatt]
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Registered: 06/10/16
Posts: 1501
Loc: West Central Missouri
I used old carpet under my shoreline rock. I think it will be better than the landscape cloth. Fuzzy side down...





Most carpet stores will have piles of old carpet out back. I like the idea (carpet or landscape fabric) for two reasons...it resists the sinking of the rock and it acts as a weed barrier.
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#511388 - 09/10/19 01:17 PM Re: Need advice for 1 acre pond [Re: IndianaMatt]
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Registered: 01/24/19
Posts: 100
Loc: Morton Valley, TX
Noel, my best friend does environmental assessments for banks, insurance companies etc and urged me not to do carpet. Eventually it will breakdown, to an extent, and introduce micro plastics into the food chain. Tires also can leach various chemicals over time.
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#511390 - 09/10/19 01:27 PM Re: Need advice for 1 acre pond [Re: IndianaMatt]
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Registered: 06/06/18
Posts: 222
Loc: Parsons KS
I would go with carpet if you can get your hands on enough. Much better look in the long run. My old coach used to say "do it right do it light do it wrong do it long".
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#511391 - 09/10/19 01:29 PM Re: Need advice for 1 acre pond [Re: ShortCut]
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Registered: 06/10/16
Posts: 1501
Loc: West Central Missouri
Originally Posted By: ShortCut
...introduce micro plastics into the food chain.


That doesn't sound good, I wonder what landscape fabric is made of?
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#511392 - 09/10/19 02:07 PM Re: Need advice for 1 acre pond [Re: IndianaMatt]
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Registered: 08/13/19
Posts: 17
Loc: IN
Sounds good.. thanks for the input

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