Pond Boss Magazine
http://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
Jeff Mouritz, Anthony Davis, Blaze, Clint Loveday, RCCPonds
15625 Registered Users
Forum Stats
15625 Members
36 Forums
35974 Topics
489368 Posts

Max Online: 1210 @ 08/23/18 11:01 PM
Top Posters
esshup 24029
Cecil Baird1 20043
ewest 19497
Dave Davidson1 13539
Bill Cody 12451
Who's Online
19 registered (snrub, bigpullerman, Dilley, NEDOC, Theo Gallus, Bob-O, Charles Crews, Alamoses, Redonthehead, Quarter Acre, Jim Wetzel, Bob Lusk, Dave Davidson1, RStringer, LeighAnn, Tom M, Pat Williamson, Brettski, willyfield20), 174 Guests and 445 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
monsterCray.jpg
Crayfish monster.
Other images in post
Image Details
Poster DonoBBD Offline
Posted 05/04/18 10:48 AM
Description
This is a crayfish we just had walking by on the shore while my wife and I were sitting down at the pond the other night.
Dimensions 450x800
Size 330.9 KB
UBBCode
Thumbnail
Medium
Full

Comments
#489534 - 05/04/18 01:13 PM Re: Crayfish monster. [Re: DonoBBD]
canyoncreek Offline


Registered: 05/07/13
Posts: 1846
Loc: West Michigan
Dono, awesome pictures. I think the perch is the monster here! That thing is huge and fat! How do you get them to glow yellow like that? You must feed them with the good stuff!

I wonder what type of crayfish that was? certainly he or she was a beauty as well.

Would love to have you most more about your various kinds of shiners, how you get them to spawn and which species seems to do better in the cold water you have (emerald vs common vs GSH)

I stocked spotfins just a few adults who were colored up and ready to spawn but I didn't see any spawning last summer. I put them in I think in late June when water was getting close to spawning temp (70). I put out lots of structure with crevices but never saw them again. I think I put in like 25 male and 25 female.

The GSH are reproducing well but I'd love to get a stable population of spotfins too. Maybe the spotfins can't swim away from my perch as fast as the GSH?

Top
#489659 - 05/07/18 11:26 AM Re: Crayfish monster. [Re: DonoBBD]
Dam'dWaters Offline


Registered: 10/05/17
Posts: 101
Loc: Iowa
I think yours beats me by a few ounces, but thought I'd share what my daughter exclaimed was a "lobster" when she saw it the other day. Lol! smile

Great perch by the way!!!




*** My pic isn't showing up. Oh well, it was just a nice looking crawdad. You all will have to creativley imagine it smile


Edited by Dam'dWaters (05/07/18 11:29 AM)

Top
#489700 - 05/07/18 05:41 PM Re: Crayfish monster. [Re: DonoBBD]
Dave Davidson1 Online   content
Moderator
Lunker

Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 13539
Loc: Hurst & Bowie, Texas
Nice one
_________________________
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
#489806 - 05/08/18 11:53 PM Re: Crayfish monster. [Re: DonoBBD]
AquaticsFanatic Offline


Registered: 05/07/18
Posts: 19
Loc: Indiana
Man that is a nice home grown perch! I assume you pellet feed high quality food? Also do you find that keeping your water cooler helps to keep your perch feeding the surface? Iím in Indiana and it helps to run my aerators for 5 minutes before I go to do a manual feeding. This pulls the cool water from the deep and dispersises it throughout the water column encouraging the perch to feed better. I discovered this by accident and have used it as a way to get my perch to feed pellets off the surface later into the summer. I only aerate my pond at night so Iím able to keep it cooler than I need and can turn over the cold water for a short period of time in the evening just to allow the perch to feed better and longer into the season. However come July or August eventually it just gets too hot and they stop feeding on pellets for the season.

I assume you are further north than central Indiana?! And what insight can you give on growing perch like that on small BOW?!

Top
#490277 - 05/18/18 12:27 PM Re: Crayfish monster. [Re: DonoBBD]
DonoBBD Offline


Registered: 06/13/12
Posts: 1941
Loc: Ontario, Canada, Eh.
Yes the food is good and it helps to have a setting sun lighting up the fish. This was taken after we had them off feed for about 60 days. It was Dec 8th.

The shiners are doing very very well. Our Emerald shiners are re populating still. The boy caught 4-6" emeralds and 2-2" emeralds in the minnow trap last night. Many common shiners. I as a kid would call them horned chub. The adults have horns or hooks on their head. The common shiners are warmer water shallow water minnows. The emeralds are deeper water not near the shore as much so our minnow trap needs to be deaper to catch them.

AquaticsFanatic I have been able to keep the perch on the feed all year now with controlling our aeration. Right now our water is in the 47 range so we run the air in the day 12 hours 7am to 7pm. Think we will put the feeder out this weekend.

Once the water temp is at 55-60 we run the air at night 7pm to 7am. The cool night air lowers the temp of the pond. Running it like this has kept our perch on the feed from May till Oct.

Cheers Don.
_________________________

http://www.pondboss.com/subscribe.asp?c=4


7/8th of an acre, Perch only pond, Ontario, Canada.

Top

Today's Birthdays
barry
Recent Posts
Crazy idea - pen raised tiger muskie....
by snrub
0 seconds ago
solar aeration in the deep (hot) south
by Dilley
7 minutes 8 seconds ago
How to fish for tilapia?
by Theo Gallus
10 minutes 47 seconds ago
Hello from Central Texas
by Dave Davidson1
58 minutes 2 seconds ago
Texas Hunter Fish Feeder Upper Motor
by TGW1
Today at 08:01 AM
Some of my better pond bass.
by TGW1
Today at 07:23 AM
Sexing Redear Sunfish?
by snrub
Yesterday at 10:46 PM
Red/Brown Clouds In Water?
by scott69
Yesterday at 10:32 PM
Pond Boss Forum get together, Sept 22, 2018
by snrub
Yesterday at 09:30 PM
Too many LMB, no time to cull. Can a fish help?
by anthropic
Yesterday at 07:55 PM
Newly Uploaded Images
Vegetation ID
Our new pond
CNBG
My Best Longear so far
Help ID this fish
Crayfish monster.

© 2014 POND BOSS INC. all rights reserved USA and Worldwide