Pond is looking good, Shawn. I'm still trying to figure out what kind of animal it is shaped like.
Perhaps a large tailed fox or a skunk?
We have caught a few other bass and, thankfully, they are not in as bad condition. Not exactly fat and sassy, but nowhere near this bad.
As this pond is nearly 4 acres, the number of bass I have is not excessive, as there are only as many that could have survived this:
Yes, I do have access to the other ponds as growouts. There is actually another pond not shown in the picture that is mine and the smaller in the picture I have access to. I've also caught about a dozen large BG from my smaller pond and transplanted in the bigger pond.
Another problem (as seen in the "today" pic) is that I have a ton of submerged vegatation and FA. Next year will definately include some grass carp and tilapia. I also have a TON of snails, so RE will also be thrown in the mix, but all this is food for another topic.