i find that weird that it didnt hurt the bh population as bullheads are known as the very best flathead bait ud think theyd take those suckers first
how big is the pond must be small if 1 5 pound flat could done that kinda damage tbh i dont see how 1 flathead could do more damage than say just 3 large mouth bass of around similar sizes since they both eat ina similar manner
Every pond is different and that is what happened in mine.
Yes, it is a small pond, just over 1/3 surface acre, and at the time was very shallow, probably four foot average depth at full pool.
That flathead was 5lbs when I chucked him in the pond. He didn't STAY five pounds. He ate what he wanted when he wanted and as much as he wanted.
I'm sure he was eating the largemouth bass too. There was a decent number of smallish ones when I tossed the flathead in. After a couple years there
were half a dozen LMB that were 5lbs and up and very few little ones.