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#506248 - Today at 01:38 PM Re: CNBG Growth Update [Re: ColdSpringsFarm]
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Registered: 02/14/17
Posts: 106
Loc: Edgefield, SC
Newest catches. The bluegill were stocked in spring 2018. I measured my hand afterwards and this fish is approx. 8 inches long. The bass fingerlings were stocked in Oct 2018 as 2-3 inch fingerlings. Finally catching a few on artificial baits!

See images above for stocking size references.

Edited by ColdSpringsFarm (Today at 01:39 PM)

#506261 - Today at 04:49 PM Re: CNBG Growth Update [Re: ColdSpringsFarm]
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Registered: 06/10/16
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Loc: West Central Missouri
Looks like some successful growth in a year...congrats!
Fish on!,

#506262 - Today at 04:53 PM Re: CNBG Growth Update [Re: ColdSpringsFarm]
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Registered: 09/12/14
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Loc: Deep East Texas
They both look very healthy. Great job!!
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#506291 - 19 minutes 0 seconds ago Re: CNBG Growth Update [Re: ColdSpringsFarm]
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Registered: 02/14/17
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Loc: Edgefield, SC
Thanks! I have been impressed the persistence of the fathead and gambusia minnows after 1 year. There are still clouds of baitfish everywhere. I think their success is due to getting the water/soil correct early on and, probably more important was the light stocking density of BG. Something else that I discovered is that bermudagrass actively grows 2 or 3 feet out into the water and becomes great breeding areas for both minnow breeds. The horses and goats keep all other shoreline plants mowed down, so the bermudagrass cover is all they have.

Even though the forage is fine now, I am confident my BG population is too high already. The bass should start to make a dent in BG fry but I am afraid last years young are already too large. Hoping to siene some of the pond in a few weeks but would like to find someone local that needs them.

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