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#531104 02/27/2021 1:40 AM
by Bobbss
I knew it was getting close to that time of the year for YP to spawn but didn't realize just how close until I looked up the thread from last year. I stocked some last spring and hope they will spawn this year. I want to start putting in some branches for them to spawn in and was wondering if they would be more likely to spawn on the warmer side or cooler side of the pond first? How deep do you want to put them ect.... I have LMB in the pond so I know they can use all the help they can get.
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#533174 Mar 31st a 06:04 AM
I took a couple ribbons and put them in a fish tank with a bubble stone back on 3/19/21 just to see if anything would come of it since there seemed to be a quite a few ribbons in the pond.

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Something seemed to happen along the way.
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#532541 Mar 21st a 02:04 PM
by Augie
I haven't seen a ribbon yet this spring, but from the looks of this little piggy it won't be long.

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#532634 Mar 22nd a 07:45 PM
by jpsdad
Originally Posted by Augie
I haven't seen a ribbon yet this spring, but from the looks of this little piggy it won't be long.

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What a fatty! Beautiful fish there Augie.
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#533014 Mar 29th a 06:01 PM
by Augie
She should have chosen a better neighborhood. This one is about to experience a Friday night in Detroit level of violence. lol
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#532842 Mar 25th a 11:43 PM
by canyoncreek
Yikes, I may have too MANY RIBBONS! I walked around today again and there must be 20-30 more. I bet there are 40 strands of all different sizes. I was planning to not artificially remove strands this year and see if i can restock but this might be interesting!

Can you have too many baby perch?

How can I tell how viable the eggs in the ribbons are? When they turn bright white does that mean the embryo is gone and now is a fry?

if my large spotfins eat YP fry then they will not be short of food in the coming weeks.

water has been pretty still with nice sunny days, but we have cold, high wind, cold rain and maybe a little snow flurries coming this weekend so I don't know if that helps the fry survive or not.

Water is very clear so I'm also not sure what the fry will live on.

Has this been a banner year of YP ribbons for anyone else?
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#533003 Mar 29th a 02:54 PM
by esshup
Originally Posted by Augie
Still haven't seen any ribbons in my pond. A new batch of muskrats moved in so the water is a bit on the muddy side right now.

Yep, it's about time that Momma kicks the teenagers out of the house.
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#533293 Apr 1st a 03:12 PM
by FishinRod
Originally Posted by Augie
Also managed to snap a 110 Conibear on my hand, not once, but twice, while I was trying to figure out how to set the doggone things. lol

Hope your hand is OK!

We will start to get worried if we see that your screen name has been changed to "Lefty".
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#533179 Mar 31st a 12:40 PM
by Augie
Finally spotted a ribbon.
Photo period for 3/29 was 12:32:13.
57.2° F surface temp, 47.3° F @ 8'.

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#533204 Mar 31st a 05:31 PM
by azteca

It would be fun between amateurs to exchange photos, videos an information on our breeding from eggs.

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#533244 Apr 1st a 01:14 AM
by Bill Cody
Bill Cody
Put a short piece of ribbon in a glass jar, small tank or bucket with gentle aeration. In the house at 70F Eggs will develop dark eyes in 3-5 days.
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#533547 Apr 7th a 03:45 AM
by FishinRod
That sounds like a good plan.

You might also have the new record for the smallest micro grow-out pond. I calculate your YP fry pond at .00115 acres!

Good luck on your project.
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