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"Forget pounds and ounces, I'm figuring displacement!"

If we accept that: MBG(+)FGSF(=)HBG(F1)
And we surmise that: BG(>)HBG(F1) while GSF(<)HBG(F1)
Would it hold true that: HBG(F1)(+)AM500(x)q.d.(=)1.5lbGRWT?
PB answer: It depends.
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Thanks Tony.


If pigs could fly bacon would be harder to come by and there would be a lot of damaged trees.






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"Forget pounds and ounces, I'm figuring displacement!"

If we accept that: MBG(+)FGSF(=)HBG(F1)
And we surmise that: BG(>)HBG(F1) while GSF(<)HBG(F1)
Would it hold true that: HBG(F1)(+)AM500(x)q.d.(=)1.5lbGRWT?
PB answer: It depends.
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Nice articles sprkplug. I forwarded the links to a few people that fish my pond.

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Good stuff Tony. One message that comes across to me is maybe it's best to layoff fishing the BG when they're on the nest and maybe a moving max harvest size would work best for preserving the best genetics.

By "moving max harvest size" I mean something like if the best BG in your pond are 8 inch, then harvest maybe 6 inch or smaller. When you best BG get to be 10 inch then move the harvest size to say 8. I started using this approach last year in my new little pond with a "7 or bigger goes back" limit. So we culled a few fish in the 6 to 7 range for the table. Not saying this is correct, just something I'm trying....


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In part 1, the first pic seems to be of slightly stunted BG, in the last pic, (it looks to me) to be a hybrid, not a pure strain BG.

Good articles Tony!


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Two very interesting articles about bluegill populations. Thanks for taking the time to find them and offer links to them.


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The gar article is good too! It expresses my sentiments exactly.


If pigs could fly bacon would be harder to come by and there would be a lot of damaged trees.






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Originally Posted By: esshup
In part 1, the first pic seems to be of slightly stunted BG, in the last pic, (it looks to me) to be a hybrid, not a pure strain BG.

Good articles Tony!


Scott, I thought the very same thing.


"Forget pounds and ounces, I'm figuring displacement!"

If we accept that: MBG(+)FGSF(=)HBG(F1)
And we surmise that: BG(>)HBG(F1) while GSF(<)HBG(F1)
Would it hold true that: HBG(F1)(+)AM500(x)q.d.(=)1.5lbGRWT?
PB answer: It depends.
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Yeah Spark, that was a really nice recap! Thanks!!

Monday, the 4th. You ready? A whole new world out there.

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About as ready as I can be. Nervous, but excited. Some good news, got a letter telling me I have gotten a raise, effective Monday. Haven't had a raise in over 14 years, let alone one before I even started the job.


"Forget pounds and ounces, I'm figuring displacement!"

If we accept that: MBG(+)FGSF(=)HBG(F1)
And we surmise that: BG(>)HBG(F1) while GSF(<)HBG(F1)
Would it hold true that: HBG(F1)(+)AM500(x)q.d.(=)1.5lbGRWT?
PB answer: It depends.
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Originally Posted By: sprkplug
About as ready as I can be. Nervous, but excited. Some good news, got a letter telling me I have gotten a raise, effective Monday. Haven't had a raise in over 14 years, let alone one before I even started the job.


I would be excited!!

Soon tho, you will have the boss eating out of your hand wink

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Originally Posted By: sprkplug
About as ready as I can be. Nervous, but excited. Some good news, got a letter telling me I have gotten a raise, effective Monday. Haven't had a raise in over 14 years, let alone one before I even started the job.


Good for you Tony!

There are definitely advantages of being employee vs. a sole proprietorship. I've thought about it myself at times.


If pigs could fly bacon would be harder to come by and there would be a lot of damaged trees.






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Originally Posted By: Bill D.
Good stuff Tony. One message that comes across to me is maybe it's best to layoff fishing the BG when they're on the nest and maybe a moving max harvest size would work best for preserving the best genetics.

By "moving max harvest size" I mean something like if the best BG in your pond are 8 inch, then harvest maybe 6 inch or smaller. When you best BG get to be 10 inch then move the harvest size to say 8. I started using this approach last year in my new little pond with a "7 or bigger goes back" limit. So we culled a few fish in the 6 to 7 range for the table. Not saying this is correct, just something I'm trying....



I was re-reading an article in the Sept/Oct PBM by Bob L. this morning and found this excerpt that makes me feel a little more confident about my harvest strategy.

Bob states: "Here's a big secret to bluegills. Don't ever harvest the biggest ones. Take the next size down. The biggest ones defend the beds, keeping most of the younger fish at bay. If a bluegill can't spawn, its energy stays focused on growth."


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It is especially important up north to not harvest the biggest BG males because of the time it takes for them to get that big. In the south it is still not a good idea to harvest the biggest male BG but not as critical as up north. BG grow slower and live longer up north as a general rule.

















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