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Need advice for 1 acre pond
#511376 09/10/19 08:25 AM
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I just finished adding most of the lay downs and trees. What else do you think I need? I still plan on 2 more bluegill spawning areas. I have more big rip rap left to use. I plan on stocking fhm, bg, and res this upcoming spring and then adding hs and lmb the following spring. Will also be supplementing golden shiner. Any advice on how I could improve habitat, spawning areas, ambush points, would be greatly appreciated. Still need to concrete everything down.

Here is what I've added so far
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IndianaMatt #511377 09/10/19 08:59 AM
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I would rip rap the entire dam to prevent erosion. Also gets the benefit of cover and decent fishing.

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Should I use a landscape cloth under it or just set the rip rap in place? I was thinking about doing where the water line will be and about 3 foot lower.

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IndianaMatt #511381 09/10/19 10:13 AM
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We have success with just placing rip rap. We do above and below the water line. I would do enough to account the majority of water level fluctuations.

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IndianaMatt #511384 09/10/19 10:36 AM
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I used old carpet under my shoreline rock. I think it will be better than the landscape cloth. Fuzzy side down...





Most carpet stores will have piles of old carpet out back. I like the idea (carpet or landscape fabric) for two reasons...it resists the sinking of the rock and it acts as a weed barrier.


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IndianaMatt #511388 09/10/19 12:17 PM
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Noel, my best friend does environmental assessments for banks, insurance companies etc and urged me not to do carpet. Eventually it will breakdown, to an extent, and introduce micro plastics into the food chain. Tires also can leach various chemicals over time.


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IndianaMatt #511390 09/10/19 12:27 PM
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I would go with carpet if you can get your hands on enough. Much better look in the long run. My old coach used to say "do it right do it light do it wrong do it long".


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Originally Posted By: ShortCut
...introduce micro plastics into the food chain.


That doesn't sound good, I wonder what landscape fabric is made of?


Fish on!,
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IndianaMatt #511392 09/10/19 01:07 PM
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Sounds good.. thanks for the input


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