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#516196 - 01/28/20 01:18 PM Supplemental bass stocking in a river section
Blake Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 36
Loc: Central TX
Here's an oddball question I've been pondering. I live on a section of river that is constant level (one end being a lake dam tailrace and the other end being a low water dam. It's about 60 acres total water. Super low fishing pressure, the bass fishing is decent but very few quality fish are caught. Not great numbers either. I don't think the population ratios are out of whack, the forage numbers are very good. I'm thinking because it has never been stocked with anything that it might be a genetics issue. If I started doing some supplemental stocking of some florida strain or F1, could it eventually make any difference in quality?

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#516200 - 01/28/20 02:39 PM Re: Supplemental bass stocking in a river section [Re: Blake]
Pat Williamson Offline


Registered: 08/08/14
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Loc: Oakwood,Texas
Blake how often do you have high water events that would allow the fish to leave?

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#516206 - 01/28/20 05:07 PM Re: Supplemental bass stocking in a river section [Re: Blake]
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it all depends on the lake upstream. it fluctuates in water level quite a bit, it'll stay below pool for extended times (months to years), then we'll get a ton of rain and the lake will fill up and go over pool. when that happens, they release water for extended periods (up to months at a time). but to answer your question, not very often. maybe once every couple years.

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