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Ill have one some day too, I hope.


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That is quite the rare pond indeed! I'd love to see some phots of your brookies...

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Originally Posted By: dr. dave
I just wanted to update people on my progress. So I did some research and ended up stocking with brook trout. There were two reasons for this. First, they tend to be more insectivorous and less cannibalistic than rainbows and browns. Second, they build their redds (nests) over upwelling springs through gravel. The springs at the bottom of my pond looked like sand, but I just poured a bunch of pea gravel over them. They've definately spawned over them, and lo and behold, I've had decent reproduction for the last two years. If I had to estimate the number that have survived to a harvestable size (in my 1/2 acre pond), I would say 10-15 fish. Which is perfect for me, because that's about what I harvest each year. So I just cull out a couple of the bigger ones every month or two and cook them up, and they seem to be replacing themselves so far. Thanks for all your help!


Old thread but hoping for some updates and pics Dr Dave!!


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