Pond Boss Magazine
http://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
Felt, LaBassmaster, Andrew Epperson, Steve Grasberger, sriley
16217 Registered Users
Forum Stats
16218 Members
36 Forums
37128 Topics
505275 Posts

Max Online: 2022 @ 10/09/19 11:25 PM
Top Posters
esshup 24033
Cecil Baird1 20043
ewest 19973
Dave Davidson1 14049
Bill Cody 12956
Who's Online
9 registered (wbuffetjr, Bill Cody, RAH, snrub, Vortex 4, RStringer, roundy, Chris Steelman, hidden pastures), 131 Guests and 530 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
#512545 - 10/09/19 07:11 PM Introducing mature bass?
tim k Offline
Member

Registered: 04/18/02
Posts: 306
Loc: lampasas texas
talked to a fish supplier - asked if they sold Floridas - she said not but they do sell natives. I said what size? She said only small ones - 3-5 inches. She said if someone sells you anything larger they are screwing you - I ask WHy? She said adult bass are territorial and if you put them into a pond they will clear out their area - never heard of this before - any truth to that statement?

Top
#512546 - 10/09/19 08:51 PM Re: Introducing mature bass? [Re: tim k]
Dave Davidson1 Offline
Moderator
Lunker

Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 14049
Loc: Hurst & Bowie, Texas
3 to 5 inch are pretty much groceries
_________________________
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
#512549 - 10/09/19 10:51 PM Re: Introducing mature bass? [Re: tim k]
N.TexasHalfAcre Offline


Registered: 02/07/17
Posts: 218
Loc: North Texas
Overton Fisheries is the only place to buy fish if you live within 3 hours of them. They sell adult bass. GoogleMaps says they are 2 1/2 hours East of Lampasas.

https://overtonfisheries.com/northern-largemouth-bass
_________________________
North Texas Half Acre
1/2 acre stocked 3/11/17 - CNBG, RES, LMB, HSB, FHM

Top
#512566 - 10/10/19 11:02 AM Re: Introducing mature bass? [Re: tim k]
ShortCut Offline


Registered: 01/24/19
Posts: 102
Loc: Morton Valley, TX
A fish guy in NW TX said getting 8" LMB to help with the BH YOY would not be a problem. Now he says only 1-2lb are available. They would be too large for my 1yr old BG/HBG/RES. Sure would be nice to find some closer. Overtons is 3.5 hours. Worth it? Likely.
_________________________
How are you going to know unless you try!

NW TX 1.5 ac main pond fed from 1100ac watershed going through 2 2+ac sediment ponds
900BG, 200RES, 200HBG, 100CC and 23# FHM....BH, GSF GSH, LMB & ???

Top
#512569 - 10/10/19 11:33 AM Re: Introducing mature bass? [Re: tim k]
canyoncreek Offline


Registered: 05/07/13
Posts: 2093
Loc: West Michigan
probably every pond between you and Overtons has too many LMB in the size class you are looking for. It seems everyone is trying to get rid of as many 12-15" bass as they can in their ponds (tanks). Too bad folks couldn't trap, net, or hook and line catch some for you and put them in a trap until you could pick them up.

Top
#512573 - 10/10/19 01:08 PM Re: Introducing mature bass? [Re: canyoncreek]
jludwig Offline


Registered: 05/14/11
Posts: 1531
Loc: Central Kansas
Originally Posted By: canyoncreek
Too bad folks couldn't trap, net, or hook and line catch some for you and put them in a trap until you could pick them up.


But most of these are probably severely growth limited though.

Top

Today's Birthdays
harvey dupriest, LeighAnn
Recent Posts
What fish combinations for a tiny BOW?
by Bill Cody
15 minutes 11 seconds ago
Managing SMB/YP pond
by Bill Cody
25 minutes 55 seconds ago
Walleye
by wbuffetjr
28 minutes 5 seconds ago
Interesting hybrid walleye information to pass on
by Snipe
Today at 11:34 AM
Ducks on the pond
by RAH
Today at 11:11 AM
how to meanmouth
by jpsdad
Today at 11:05 AM
What did you do at your pond today?
by TGW1
Today at 08:58 AM
Pond Porn
by Bill D.
Yesterday at 08:43 PM
Pond Redo
by RStringer
Yesterday at 02:30 PM
8 acre pond at 10,000' - lots of aeration ?s
by wbuffetjr
Yesterday at 01:11 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