Pond Boss Magazine
https://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
antscozz, Bowhunter2004, Thomas7, tynpond, hershl
18,550 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums36
Topics41,033
Posts558,725
Members18,551
Most Online3,612
Jan 10th, 2023
Top Posters
esshup 28,618
ewest 21,518
Cecil Baird1 20,043
Bill Cody 15,165
Who's Online Now
6 members (Boondoggle, bstone261, Sunil, FishinRod, Wallaman, antscozz), 713 guests, and 608 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 2 of 2 1 2
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 15,165
Likes: 495
B
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Lunker
Offline
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Lunker
B
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 15,165
Likes: 495
I've grown Yellow perch males to 14" even 15" but it takes longer to get to that size compared to the females.


aka Pond Doctor & Dr. Perca Read Pond Boss Magazine -
America's Journal of Pond Management
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 6,692
J
JKB Offline
Hall of Fame 2015
Lunker
Offline
Hall of Fame 2015
Lunker
J
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 6,692
D

Last edited by JKB; 12/03/15 07:43 AM.
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 1,911
Likes: 116
Offline
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 1,911
Likes: 116
Originally Posted By: Bill D.
Originally Posted By: SetterGuy
Originally Posted By: Bill D.
Great picture Cecil! Really shows the size difference between sexes well. Seems to illustrate to me that when first stocking YP, especially in the fall, folks might want to consider stocking 2 or 3 size classes to insure a good mix of male and female. I know one member posted he stocked all large YP, 7 to 9, and ended up with all females. I stocked medium YP, 5 to 7, and ended up with pretty much all males. FWIW if I had the chance at a "do over", I would hedge my bet and initially stock 3 to 5, 5 to 7 and 7 to 9 all from the same fish farm.


I agree. Great pic. When I first started catching my perch, I thought the differences in sizes was from the different sizes in the original stocking. Turns out it was just the males and females..



The question that comes to mind is how big will the males get? Say you set the minimum size for YP you harvest from your pond at 9 inches. Will you ever/rarely be harvesting any males?


Sorry I have not replied earlier. Hard to follow a thread on PondBoss.
I admit, I keep pretty much everything. Of those first 30, I was about 50/50 males and females.


9 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM (no longer), HBG (going away), SMB, and HSB (only one seen in 5 yrs) Restocked HSB (2020) Have seen one of these.
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.
Otter attack in 2023
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 5,730
Likes: 289
R
RAH Offline
Lunker
Offline
Lunker
R
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 5,730
Likes: 289
I did not appreciate the YP gender size difference and got caught with stocking all females last year (eggs not fertilized). I am hoping the 100 smaller ones added this year will have some males capable of fertilizing eggs in spring. So much for getting a head start by stocking larger fish...

Page 2 of 2 1 2

Link Copied to Clipboard
Today's Birthdays
There are no members with birthdays on this day.
Recent Posts
Tilapia with Winterkill
by Boondoggle - 05/27/24 12:57 PM
Spillway Design Help - East Texas
by FishinRod - 05/27/24 12:06 PM
Spillway recovery from record rains
by sroane - 05/27/24 10:16 AM
Dock width suggestions
by Theo Gallus - 05/27/24 10:11 AM
My big bass are disappearing 1 acre pond
by Boondoggle - 05/27/24 10:07 AM
Dock Addition!
by antscozz - 05/27/24 09:48 AM
New 2 acre pond stocking plan
by bstone261 - 05/27/24 08:35 AM
Help,BG Dying, 1 a day
by esshup - 05/27/24 08:31 AM
curly leaf infestation
by esshup - 05/27/24 08:24 AM
recommendations for northern YP/SMB/BT pond
by esshup - 05/27/24 08:02 AM
Dirt swells or artificial cover?
by esshup - 05/27/24 07:40 AM
Ideal food/pellet size?
by esshup - 05/26/24 10:27 PM
Newly Uploaded Images
Eagles Over The Pond Yesterday
Eagles Over The Pond Yesterday
by Tbar, December 10
Deer at Theo's 2023
Deer at Theo's 2023
by Theo Gallus, November 13
Minnow identification
Minnow identification
by Mike Troyer, October 6
Sharing the Food
Sharing the Food
by FishinRod, September 9
Nice BGxRES
Nice BGxRES
by Theo Gallus, July 28
Snake Identification
Snake Identification
by Rangersedge, July 12

� 2014 POND BOSS INC. all rights reserved USA and Worldwide

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5