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Any thoughts on this new product?

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If you have a pond with multiple species that are dependent on each other for growth, then successful reproduction is key to a self-sustaining fishery. Bluegill and redear are especially important to forage production that feeds top predators like bass, crappie and catfish. Bluegill and redear both build disc shaped nests in shallow water throughout the year to spawn. Unfortunately most of this reproduction is lost due to poor spawning habitat. Most earthen ponds have 2-12 inches of silt that smothers the eggs soon after they are laid. A popular solution is to add pea gravel to provide a hard bottom for nest building. This process is expensive and over time the gravel can be silted over or eroded out of the spawning zone.

Spawning discs can be installed by putting them into the ground with the included PVC stake or by bolting a weight to them and dropping them into the water.



Our solution is the Honey Hole Spawning Disc, which is a 20 concave poly disc that is elevated off the bottom of the pond on a 9 PVC stake. The Honey Hole Spawning Disc will not rot. It provides a stable, solid surface for bluegill, redear, bass, and crappie to deposit their eggs. Also, other forage fish including fatheads and threadfin shad, will use the under side of the disc to attach their eggs. When the fry hatch, they will have a ready supply of algae that will grow around the edges and beneath the disc. Just one successful spawn will produce more than enough added value in fish to pay for the Honey Hole Spawning Disc.

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Hey Zep!

At first glance they look like BIG roofing nails! smile I have no idea if they would work? Concept sounds good but I can tell you this. Just in my little 1 acre pond I can see up to 20 to 25 beds so I would think you would need a LOT of them things for all your fish if you had a fairly large pond. I still think pea gravel would be the way to go.

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For my peat bottom ponds, this looks like a great fit. Your ad says increased 300 -400% hatching. Just curious from an engineeing/science stand point, have these tests been done in a pond setting? With which species? How did you measure that very large improvement?

I love the concept, look, and simplicity of the design!

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Mark, it looks like a sucker deal to me. Sunfish of all kinds will spawn with no artificial help.


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