Pond Boss Magazine
https://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
Hope2020, ooshawn, Secarg, Blessedman, Digit107
16707 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums36
Topics37,983
Posts515,686
Members16,707
Most Online3,583
Jan 15th, 2020
Top Posters
esshup 24,307
ewest 20,213
Cecil Baird1 20,043
Bill Cody 13,342
Who's Online Now
15 members (Bob Lusk, azteca, Chris R, Swamp_Yankee, Chris Steelman, Augie, anthropic, Sunil, Shorty, Quarter Acre, RStringer, Theo Gallus, Bobbss, Oklahoma, NEDOC), 455 guests, and 353 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Swimming with the Fishes
#507115 06/09/19 10:07 PM
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 193
Likes: 1
S
OP Offline
S
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 193
Likes: 1
1 year into my fish pond/swimming hole I'd like to see what everyone else is doing to multipurpose their BOW. Let's have some fun!
A. Feed the BG/HBG BEFORE swimming!
B. Place structure and habitat away from swimming area.
C. I have two large Labradors. Do they need a designated swimming area so as not to wreck BG beds?.
D....

Re: Swimming with the Fishes
ShortCut #507119 06/10/19 01:09 AM
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 2,385
Likes: 10
A
Online Content
A
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 2,385
Likes: 10
D... Use pond water on plants you really like. They grow much better than with tap water!


8ac, full 3/16. CNBG, RES, FHM 10/15; TP 5/16; FLMB 6/16. 100 12" NLMB & 1k GSH 10/17. 150# TP & 70 HSB 5/18. 1k PK 11/18. 100# TP 4/19, 200# RBT 12/19, 10k TFS 3/20, 100#TP 5/20, 107




Re: Swimming with the Fishes
ShortCut #507132 06/10/19 06:43 AM
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 14,446
Likes: 3
D
Moderator
Lunker
Offline
Moderator
Lunker
D
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 14,446
Likes: 3
I wouldn't worry about disturbing BG beds. They will start over.


It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
Re: Swimming with the Fishes
ShortCut #507134 06/10/19 07:14 AM
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 1,822
Likes: 13
Online Content
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 1,822
Likes: 13
I don't swim for recreation in ponds, but if I did...a ladder off the dock would be a must. This would solve having a beach area and totally avoid disturbing the banks.

Shortcut, if you can train your dogs to just swim in the "designated area, I'll be sending you my dog for some basics...like "come here" and "stay". lol


Fish on!,
Noel
Re: Swimming with the Fishes
ShortCut #507146 06/10/19 10:02 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 904
Offline
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 904
We're working really hard this year at the multi-purpose portion.

Floating dock out in the middle and a ladder at the short gazebo prevents anyone having to wade in anywhere.

Judicious use of weed control ONLY in the swimming area seems to be keeping the bulk of the GSF/RES away, which lessens the nibbling of various body parts.

So far so good...


Dale



"When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water." - anonymous
Re: Swimming with the Fishes
ShortCut #507148 06/10/19 10:56 AM
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 871
B
Offline
B
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 871
My CNBG really nibble swimmers bad... Problem is I don't think the fish around the dock really go to feeder and nibblers seem to be the smaller 2-4" fish..


1.8 acre pond with CNBG, RES, HSB, and LMB
Trophy Hunter feeder.

Link Copied to Clipboard
Today's Birthdays
CJBS2003, ETD66SS, wmakin
Recent Posts
Yellow-perch larvae and fry.(video).
by azteca - 07/10/20 04:25 PM
Is there a right answer? - Pond Depth
by Chris R - 07/10/20 04:02 PM
My first fish kill
by anthropic - 07/10/20 02:50 PM
Cattails
by Jambi - 07/10/20 02:31 PM
Pond Water Disappearing
by liquidsquid - 07/10/20 02:14 PM
1 acre pond full of silt
by Journeyman - 07/10/20 12:55 PM
1/5 acre swimming hole
by ooshawn - 07/10/20 09:21 AM
HELP too many weeds in my pond!
by Jambi - 07/10/20 08:26 AM
Can someone review my NRCS soil report
by Pat Williamson - 07/10/20 08:23 AM
Talipa
by john kelsey - 07/10/20 07:42 AM
I'm Changing My Forum Name...
by Quarter Acre - 07/10/20 07:35 AM
Is this NRCS report good for a pond?
by Theo Gallus - 07/10/20 05:41 AM
Newly Uploaded Images
Gast Pump Housing
Gast Pump Housing
by RWoodshvac, July 4
dam blowout/convert to spillway
dam blowout/convert to spillway
by drrehak, June 30
Transport Cooler
Transport Cooler
by Shorty, June 7
Fish Habitat or Fish Trap
Fish Habitat or Fish Trap
by Phoenix, May 30
Fawn Pic
Fawn Pic
by bryani289swmi, May 28

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

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4