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Originally Posted by Sunil
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I've had BGs nibble on me, but never bothered me. I was talking to a HOA about their lake a couple years ago. One of my points was boosting the BG population, but apparently the president's wife can't stand the BG nibble, so was taken completely off the table.


Well, I mean, it's natural.....if you've got something small enough for the BG to nibble on.....

It ain't thick, but it sure is short.

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If there are BG in the pond, then any eggs eaten by adult GSH might not be a bad thing. Since they occupy the same water space as HSB, I think that the HSB will be utilizing them as a food source more often than the HSB utilizing BG as a food source. What's more fusiform in shape? HSB have smaller mouths than LMB or SMB.


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If you have females swimming forget bluegill and HBG. BG can always be added later when all females eventually quit swimming in the fish infested, mucky bottom pond. Once in and reproducing is happening of all non minnow fish, these fish will be permanent residents until a complete renovation is implemented. The main exception would be RES who will often disappear without adequate habitat after the original stockers die of old age. RES tend to have a hard time maintaining a decent number of adults in a mixed fishery.

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Originally Posted by Bill Cody
The main exception would be RES who will often disappear without adequate habitat after the original stockers die of old age. RES tend to have a hard time maintaining a decent number of adults in a mixed fishery.

Agree with Bill - in your Ohio location. In the south , for other readers, RES do fine and can maintain a solid population for decades or longer. IMO the difference is the limited cold tolerance of RES up north.
















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