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Re: Advice on this possible "crappie" mistake!
CJBS2003 #265072 07/18/11 05:59 AM
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bz with 2 pound HBG and 15" crappie I'd say your doing something right.
As CJ said, let's see some photo's.



Re: Advice on this possible "crappie" mistake!
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OK, here's some recent pics. I know you won't believe this but the pond record for largest HBG and largest crappie did not get into pictures. The crappie was 17 inches but no scale was available. The HBG was just shy of 2 pounds. There still in the pond so I will eventually catch them again and get some pictures I hope. The last crappie pic shown here was 15 inches. The HBG was 1 lb. 12 oz. The bass is one of the original stocking that I'm culling out this year.











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Re: Advice on this possible "crappie" mistake!
bz #265132 07/18/11 04:01 PM
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Nice fish. Yeah, you're doing a lot of things right.


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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Re: Advice on this possible "crappie" mistake!
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So this gives some of us hope, if we are willing to put in the work, only time will tell if my Crappie pulled off as well, I think many if not all were eaten by the GSF that were in the pond, but I am sure at least 2 made it and you know what that means.

Anyway thanks for the update.

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Great crappie. They are excellent eating.

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Great lookin fish bz.



Re: Advice on this possible "crappie" mistake!
adirondack pond #265175 07/19/11 03:46 AM
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How do you make pvc/5 gallon cement bucket houses? What run through my head was greasing a pvc/5 gallon cement bucket and stack cross crossing length of foam squares that run inside from one side of the bucket to the other, then pouring cement over it all. Then soaking the cement cast with gasoline to eat out the plastic cavities.


Re: Advice on this possible "crappie" mistake!
John Monroe #265179 07/19/11 04:09 AM
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Very nice fish indeed!


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Re: Advice on this possible "crappie" mistake!
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Thanks all, but I didn't really post here to get kudos on the fish but rather with the hopes that whatever I'm doing right can be used by someone else. My pond evolves every year. Each year it is interesting to see what happens next.

Regarding the cement houses, might be better just to heat it all up and melt the foam out. If you use the styrene bead foam it will burn out quite easily with a little fire. Otherwise me thinks the gasoline will soak into the cement and polute the pond somewhat.


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Re: Advice on this possible "crappie" mistake!
bz #265237 07/19/11 07:17 PM
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wow, what an amazing story. I am so pleased to see a "crappie" success story. I am gonna give it a shot. I hope with the addition of a feeder pond and the removal of crappie to eat as well as catch and release bass I can manage this also. Thanks foor sharing and the pics too.

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That massive hbg would look great on www.bigbluegill.com. (hint, hint)


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Originally Posted By: bz
Thanks all, but I didn't really post here to get kudos on the fish but rather with the hopes that whatever I'm doing right can be used by someone else. My pond evolves every year. Each year it is interesting to see what happens next.


bz, you took the thoughts right out of my head. Being retired, I walk the pond many times a day looking for the slightest changes and wondering what the pond will show me the following year. What's fascinating is that about the time you think you have it figured out, you don't.


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Yes J. Monroe, I walk around mine at least twice a day and always spend my morning "coffee" time sitting on the dock and watching the fish feed. It's been fascinating to watch it develop. It truly is a living, breathing ecosystem.


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I built a 7 acre pond 3 years ago. Stocked it with Fat Head Minnows, Copper Nose BG, Channel Cat fingerlings, and was waiting to stock my Large Mouth Bass when I discovered that the pond had Green sunfish and crappie in it (don't know how these got in there) With my plan ruined I decided to try something. I bought 85 one to three pound bass from Insleys Fish Farm, along with 250 six inch fingerlings. My hope was that the large fish would predate the crappie and GS. So far it appears my plan is working as I have not caught a green sunfish or crappie this year so far. I know they are still in there but I think in manageable numbers. I have a good population of CNBG and recently two 5 pound bass. I realized that the large bass were doing their job one day when I had caught a small crappie, and a large bass hit it while I was reeling it in. It is an expensive solution, but it beats waiting for growth. I also feed my bass, since they were raised on feed, they will grow an extra pound a year. It is a fun sight to watch when I throw the feed off my dock.

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