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#482581 - 11/12/17 07:25 PM Re: 1/20th acre forage pond [Re: snrub]
snrub Offline

Registered: 10/05/13
Posts: 4221
Loc: SE Kansas
Caught some more RES fingerlings with the cast net tonight. Four casts netted 41 2-2.5" RES, one GSF and a hand full of GS. The GS and RES got transferred to my main pond.

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Description: First cast of the cast net in this forage pond

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Description: close up of some of the RES fingerlings


#482588 - 11/12/17 08:20 PM Re: 1/20th acre forage pond [Re: snrub]
Bill D. Offline

Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 5310
Loc: Boone County Illinois
Thanks for posting the pics John! I may not reply to this and your other thread on fishing that often but I am definitely following along. Good stuff!

You'll never know what ya can catch unless you wet a line!

#483000 - 11/21/17 11:41 PM Looky what I caught in the cast net [Re: Bill D.]
snrub Offline

Registered: 10/05/13
Posts: 4221
Loc: SE Kansas
Decided to throw the cast net in some of the deepest water of this 1/20th acre pond. Look what I caught. I put it right back in the pond to make more babies. That is one of my RES brood stock.

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Description: 9.5" RES caught in cast net


#483001 - 11/21/17 11:45 PM Re: Looky what I caught in the cast net [Re: snrub]
Bocomo Offline

Registered: 05/06/12
Posts: 1067
Loc: Boone County, MO (pond)
Nice fish!

Lusk says RES will cold stress so it's good you're doing the migration before it gets much colder.
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#483003 - Yesterday at 12:10 AM Re: Looky what I caught in the cast net [Re: Bocomo]
snrub Offline

Registered: 10/05/13
Posts: 4221
Loc: SE Kansas
Hadn't heard that but I can believe it. These 3" RES seem a lot more lethargic at current water temperatures (50-55) than the same size BG.

A week or so ago I dumped a batch of them in my main pond. Thought they were going to die as they rolled over and floated around. From then on I was much more careful about tempering them to the new water. In the case of my forage pond and main pond, they are 30 feet from each other. I figured temperature and water would be close enough no problem. Big problem. I suspect there is a pH difference as the forage pond is nearly entirely lined with limestone rock.

So from that point forward I was much more careful about tempering the water in the bucket to the new pond water and had no more problems.

But I can tell the RES swim away a lot more lethargically than what BG would. They are already cold.

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