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HSB growth rate
#369175 03/17/14 02:22 PM
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I know a lot will depend on the variables, considering well fed with pellets etc, and good water quality . How much growth from 6-8inch fish stocked in April 2013 to April/May 2014? Midwest area, deep pond , old gravel pit.

I am thinking most will go from 6-8inch to 12-14inch and be close to 1-1.5lbs come April/May? By Sept/Oct 2014 be closer to 2-2.5lbs?

I found this online and found some info in the archives but wasn't sure how accurate:

http://www.bizfunctional.com/wipers/archives/sunshine%20II.htm


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Nice info find !


Appx 20 mths old total age and Greg (in pic) estimated 3-4 lbs. Went in the pond at 10-12 inches (.75 lbs) in Dec 08 pic is 3-10 or 15 mths post stocking.





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Feeders, forage?


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In mine - yes feeders and forage (tshad , BG , RES small LMB yoy and some various minnows)- fertilize also.
















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fed with pellets: also in pond lmb, crappie, bg,

found some old archive data:

I stocked 50 6" HSB September 08. June 09 I was catching 12"ers. 6" growth in 9 months. NE pond

05/05/10 09:49 PM Re: HSB Growth Rates [Re: teehjaeh57]

Loc: peoria
May 2007 I stocked my first batch of 4-6 and 6-8 inchers. To date 9 lbs is the biggest one caught, 6 lbs is the average from that year class. 2008 year class are averaging 3-4 lbs. 2009 year class are averaging 1 lb right now. 2010 year class is going in in about 10 hours at 4-6 inchers.


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Here is a link to some discussions about growth of HSB. It would be good if others could post pictures of HSB that they know the age of the fish.
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=341520#Post341520

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