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Large HSB from pond
#287981 04/16/12 12:24 PM
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These fish are about 4 yrs old. Stocked in 2008 at about 6" from Todd Overton.

6lb 1oz, 21 inches, caught 3-16-2012


5lb 9oz, 21 inches, caught 4-13-2012


We caught another one (no photo) that went 5lb 2oz on Easter.

They were all released to fight some more.

We feed about 5 lbs/day of a blend of AQMX Largemouth, 600, and 500.


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Awesome! I just put 30 hsb in my pond 6 to 10 inch. I am also feeding am500/600 only for about a month now. I hope mine see simualr growth as yours! That's great good job. What did you catch them on?

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That top fish is a real hog! Great looking HSB... I am sure they really put up a great fight for you.


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Nice HSB ! Keep feeding and they will soon be 8 lbs.
















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The larger one was caught on rooster tail spinner (red/black) and the smaller one was on shrimp/hook. I can always tell when someone has hooked a hybrid as they fight/swim left to right, whereas LMB seem to pull directly against the rod.

Thanks to advice on Pond Boss, I crimp/remove all barbs on hooks/lures and cut treble hooks down to 1 or 2 hooks. I dont believe it has hurt my catch rate, but I can definitely say that it helps keep my fish in good condition after being caught/released. I can unhook all my bluegills very quickly even with their small mouth.


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What size is your pond Archer?


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3/4 acre, 10 ft deep, with a 12 foot middle channel.


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Darryl
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Yeah, that first one is just such a hog!!!! But they're all awesome!


Excerpt from Robert Crais' "The Monkey's Raincoat:"
"She took another microscopic bite of her sandwich, then pushed it away. Maybe she absorbed nutrients from her surroundings."

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Oh, are the LMB taking the feed too?


Excerpt from Robert Crais' "The Monkey's Raincoat:"
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Did that first one swallow a basketball? Great fish!

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First picture with fish probably had eggs. Female HSB at least some do develop eggs.

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The LMB that were purchased at the same time were feed trained and do take feed. I have some pure Fla LMB that do not take feed. The LMB are approaching 4 & 5 lbs.

I did not know the HSB would develop eggs. Is there a good way to tell male from female ?


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If it's over 20" it's almost certainly a female. Males of both parental species(white bass, striped bass) have males that are substantially smaller than the females. Other than that, there is no way to tell for sure.


Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths.

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