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#453489 08/05/16 10:26 AM
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A few nights ago.


From last night. (Just in case anyone asks, the red spots are blood from where this redear poked my palm.)





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WOW!! I'm hoping mine get to that point one day! Great looking fish! Thanks for sharing!


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One more from last night.





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Shorty, what did these fish bite on last night?

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1" piece of nightcrawler on a 1/80th oz. micro jig under a slip bobber.



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your sechi dish looks like mine. I made mine. If anybody wants to make their own... The bottom of a 5 gallon plastic bucket is the exact size you need. Tape it off and paint,drill a hole in center and install a I-Bolt. Tie a white cord to it and mark each inch with a majic marker. At the 1,2,3,4, ect. marks I put a easy to see yellow zip tie on the line. Works great for me.


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Nice! well done. I wish I could have them in Wi.

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woodster, why can you not have them in WI? No source to purchase? they aren't an approved species? or you are afraid of winter kill? They survive in Michigan lakes and have made it 2 winters in my pond, I can't imagine they wouldn't do OK in WI too?

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From last night.



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What's the length and weight on that one Shorty?


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I didn't take a measurement as I thought she looked just a little bit shy of 10", she might have made 10" by pinching the tail. With as warm as it is I didn't want to keep her out of the water very long. A couple of quick pictures and back she went.

The one I am really after I saw a couple of night ago eating pellets, I am guessing 12", maybe better.

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I used to have res like that and then nothing... I can't seem to catch them. I can catch smaller 4 inch ones around the bank but no big ones.

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Man, isn't there a forum rule about taunting other forum members with pictures of nice fish like this? Wish I had some like that.


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Nice one Shorty!


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MAN, once again I'm in aww from your pics. Great looking fish!!

Our of curiosity, how long have you been growing them? Those are some of the prettiest colors I have seen!! Thanks for sharing with us!


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I hope my RES get that big. About how old would you say they are?
They look great.


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I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.
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A few more from tonight, the first one might be the one of the RES I started this thread with.







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Wow! You the RES PBF King Shorty! I hope to raise some just like that. I've only caught one 10 incher about a year ago from my very first very low number of stockers. I hope to get the numbers up to where I can catch them on a regular basis like you are.


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Shorty,
Do you keep any RES? Just curious. I've not kept any of mine, but they are still pretty small. 3-4" stockers in the pond for 16 months.
I would assume that someday I'll keep a few. Are they good eating? What's the best way to clean them?
I hope these questions aren't breaking taboo with a RES master, such as yourself. Maybe nobody, ever eats one. I have no idea.
Thanks
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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.
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Not to answer for Shorty but I think they are very good eating, almost as good as crappie.

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RES are good eating, I have only kept a handful of smaller ones that swallowed the hook but they are good. SMB are delicious as well, sorry Sunil. blush



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Originally Posted By: Shorty
RES are good eating, I have only kept a handful of smaller ones that swallowed the hook but they are good. SMB are delicious as well, sorry Sunil. blush


Thanks! How are you cleaning them? Scale them, fillet them? I tried filleting some HBG the other day. Took a while, and didn't yield much.


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.
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I fillet them.



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Caught a couple RES last night. First one out of my main pond and the second one out of my forage pond where I am raising RES. I think this puts my RES catch rate at about one for Shorty's every 1000. laugh

RES is laying on a 2x6 in first picture for a size estimate. Neither one very big.

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Whoohoo! Glad to see you are catching a few snrub. smile



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