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Hybrid Striped Bass
#416425 06/23/15 12:45 PM
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Very open ended question - any comments about introducing HSB into a 2 acre pond that has been built for LMB? - Thought it might be fun to add 50-100 for some different action

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DavidBiss #416427 06/23/15 12:51 PM
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I have done that successfully using 10 inch HSB into a mature LMB/BG pond. You should feed them for best results.
















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David....some of the more knowledgeable folks say
it is better to stair-step HSB when stocking.

Instead of 50-100 all at once maybe consider adding
20-30 adult size per year or every other year.

That is kind of what I have done.


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DavidBiss,

Let me start saying I am no expert.....barely a pond owner of a pond for 6 years.....

I have a 1-7/8 acre pond stocked with CNBG, NBG, RE, CC, RT in the winter months, LMB and HSB, aerated, feeding AQMax 400,500 & 600 feed mixed together.

I stocked 17 HSB 4 years ago and stocked 10 additional HSB earlier this year. We are harvesting the HSB averaging 4.5 lbs now. I believe this is from my first stocking. We have removed a total of 4 HSB over the 4 lb range and what a fight they give.

There is no doubt when the HSB come to feed and hit the feed appearing to be going wide open. With the feed aprox 15-20' out from the bank, they will splash water onto the bank from hitting and turning hard after eating the pellets. We have found out that having a 2-3" BG on a hook hanging under a stopper about 1' is a recipe for landing a HSB especially during feeding time. Let them run with the BG a few seconds, set the hook, watch pole bend, watch line drawn out.....sorry.....got carried away...haha...

I wished I would have added additional HSB the 2nd & 3rd year but did not realize until now how the step ranges would benefit the kids when they catch as well as the range of forage. So, starting this year, I will be adding Overton's HSB each year replacing what we harvest. Also something to remember, they will stress if you fight them awhile in this Louisiana heat and will not survive if released.

I agree with Zep, add in steps and have multiple sizes as the years advance from the beginning.

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I will be adding some this fall. George1 writes here on this forum about an oxygen system at the ponds, that might save your fish after they are caught in the hotter months of summer. And I may have to set up such a system @ my place. I'm looking forward to the HSB coming to my place in a few months.

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