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by clm1117
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Can someone point me to any posts (or comment here) that can help me? I have two ponds. Both small around a 1/2 acre. Both are stunted with bait size (mostly) Flier Bream and Golden shiner, LMB, and small catfish. The largemouth are mostly around a pound and not more than 2. In one of the ponds I do not believe there are any LMB left.

Ideally I want to fish for Stripers in the Roanoke River chain of lakes, Kerr, Gaston, and Roanoke Rapids Reservoir, and I'd like to stock my ponds with threadfin or gizzard shad. I'm not concerned with damage to any of the other fish because I don't fish the ponds I only net them for the Golden Shiners.

My questions are - will either of these ponds support shad? They're both excavated ponds, never seem to dry out, are in wooded areas so they stay cooler than most ponds with little direct sunlight. Any thoughts? Sure would help my bait needs.

I'm located in Hobgood, NC - Eastern half of the state and a little north.
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by esshup
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Check with the DNR there in TN. You may not be able to use live gizzards for baitfish in some of the waters there.
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