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The fish are biting again
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Poster C Peasy Offline
Posted 05/14/19 07:47 PM
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Spent all winter wondering if I would regret turning my aerator off for the winter in South Dakota. After a wet spring i still hadnít seen a fish in the pond. And only caught 3 fish all winter. I was worried I might have lost my fish with the crazy icedeprh and snow cover we had.

This afternoon I snuck out and before I even rigged up I could see 3/4 different age classes of BG and multiple LMB swimming. As I waited on the next bobber to plunge I was even greeted by the resident Walleye. 18 inches when I put her in, as he swam by. I have a lot of success on my pond catching the 2/3 in bass and throwing them under a bobber. For the predators to attack. Thatís how I hooked on to the 17 in LMB in the picture. My pond goals are big YP and BG. I rarely throw a LMB back unless itís one of the 3 original stocker fish. I also caught one of last yearís YOY YP. I have small mouth coming in a month after that I will never let a LMB into my pond again. The first three were put in long before I read and realized what prolific breeders they are.

Just wanted to give a shout out for all the questions and answers given on this site. Iím usually just a type in question, end question with pond boss on google and see what you guys have to say.
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#505927 - 05/15/19 02:48 PM Re: The fish are biting again [Re: C Peasy]
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Couldnít see the scales. Weight?
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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.

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#506023 - 05/16/19 10:10 PM Re: The fish are biting again [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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Registered: 07/10/17
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Loc: Eastern South Dakota
I thought I posted two pictures. I couldnít get it figured out yet how to add another one. The LMB in the picture was just over 2lbs.

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