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#551630 08/22/2022 6:28 PM
by Pond Star
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What are the latest thoughts on putting crayfish in a bass and bluegill pond for forage. I have planted them before and have had no muddy water issues. I have two small ponds that I raise mosquito fish in and have harvested crayfish out of those in the past................. so have a no cost source for them.

So should I continue ?
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#551723 Aug 24th a 07:37 PM
by Snipe
6-8" diameter minimum, but diversity in size is true of many things-this included.
A note from article Cody wrote: SMB YOY survival was noted to be much higher in rock-rip rap type habitat vs aquatic vegetation, so... not only needed for craws but maximizes SMB survival as well.
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#551726 Aug 25th a 01:46 AM
by Bill Cody
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As Snipe noted above diversity in size is important for rocky habitat. I am currently working with a SMB -YP dominated pond where majority of the rock shoreline has 6"-12" rock to 5ft deep and several large areas have 18" to 30"+ rock material placed down to 6-7ft deep at full pool.
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