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Re: Added a feeder
Heath Lawrence #505634 05/10/19 12:40 AM
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Heath I have a few that feed trained themselves lol. I also have crappie in my pond and they have not overcrowded like the LMB have done. This is the first year that I seem to have an abundance of baby BG. This spring I plucked out a double digit LMB out of it. Pond is going on 5years old. My thinking is to feed the BG the best feed that you can and the rest sorta takes care of itself. ( not really) but it helps

Re: Added a feeder
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That's cool they trained themselves. Congratulations on a double digits bass, they're hard to come by.


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Re: Added a feeder
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Heath...I stocked 1-1.25 pound LMB into our 1.6 acre pond that had an existing LMB population. It has worked out really well. Those stockers were obviously feed trained. I think it is safe to say very few or none of the existing population have been "trained" on the feed. We feed MVP using a TX Hunter feeder.

The adult stockers were all 14" or a little longer so their survival rate appears to be pretty good. They are mostly 3 pounds plus now after stocking in June of 2017.

You might consider giving that a try. BM61.

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Re: Added a feeder
snrub #506257 05/21/19 03:27 PM
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Hey Snrub, did you get any storm damage? Looks like yesterday's storms hit your area pretty hard, hopefully everyone is safe.
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Re: Added a feeder
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I missed your post KingRace. Must not have been too bad as I don't remember it. We got hit mildly with a tornado way back when I was down south in the winter of 2018-2019 that did a little damage to some sheds but not bad.

Water temperature at the pond 57 today at the surface.

Finally got some action with a few BG hitting some feed I threw out by hand. Had tried a week ago and nothing. Rain tomorrow but supposed to have warm temps and sun later in the week so will put the feeder back out on the dock and start light feeding.

Turned the aeration on for an hour to make sure it was working. Set the timer for an hour a day just to get things started up. Will increase it as it warms up.

Friend caught a 3# bass Sunday so I guess there are still LMB out there.

FA is coming on like gangbusters. Have pond dye ordered but they delayed shipping a week. Should be here by late in the week. Probably needed it in a month ago but with all the rain and flooding it would have been purged mostly out of the pond with the overflow anyway. So all is well that ends well.

Starting to get things going around the pond after being gone all winter.

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Re: Never been much for fishing, but maybe someday....
snrub #518636 03/31/20 05:52 PM
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Friends did some fishing in the main pond and caught a few LMB and one SMB. Some of the LMB pictured below.

The bass are finally doing pretty good. They caught a few small ones that would have been last years spawn so finally the LMB are reproducing. I have had a bit of a problem with my BG over populating and the LMB not spawning. We worked on harvesting the BG the last couple years and stocked some additional LMB a couple years ago. I think we are getting in a pretty good balance now which ought to last for about 15 minutes. Have not harvested any bass to date but that may start if we start catching lots of small LMB. I thought these LMB looked pretty good.

6.25#, 4.81# and 4.38#

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Re: Never been much for fishing, but maybe someday....
snrub #518643 03/31/20 07:56 PM
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Those look real nice.


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Re: Never been much for fishing, but maybe someday....
Pat Williamson #518653 03/31/20 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Pat Williamson
Heath I have a few that feed trained themselves lol. I also have crappie in my pond and they have not overcrowded like the LMB have done. This is the first year that I seem to have an abundance of baby BG. This spring I plucked out a double digit LMB out of it. Pond is going on 5years old. My thinking is to feed the BG the best feed that you can and the rest sorta takes care of itself. ( not really) but it helps


A double digit LMB out of your own pond! Congratulations are in order, Pat!

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Re: Never been much for fishing, but maybe someday....
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That’s the second one caught one last spring that was larger. Didn’t know it was that difficult to do that cause I have caught 2 out of my neighbors pond (let them go). But heck I just want nice crappie! Lol

Re: Never been much for fishing, but maybe someday....
Pat Williamson #518657 03/31/20 11:39 PM
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What are you and your neighbor doing? I assume these are Florida or F1 bass?


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Re: Never been much for fishing, but maybe someday....
snrub #518662 04/01/20 05:58 AM
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snrub, the lmb look good, where is the pic of the smallie? smile Good to here the lmb are doing better.


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Re: Never been much for fishing, but maybe someday....
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Originally Posted by anthropic
What are you and your neighbor doing? I assume these are Florida or F1 bass?

Frank, I think he is feeding them crappie smile


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Re: Never been much for fishing, but maybe someday....
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Tracy that’s mean!

Re: Never been much for fishing, but maybe someday....
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They are native bass . My neighbor has done nothing and I mean nothing to grow them to that size.. guess they would be northern LMB?

Re: Never been much for fishing, but maybe someday....
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Pat, I thought it was funny lol


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Re: Never been much for fishing, but maybe someday....
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It was Tracy

Re: Never been much for fishing, but maybe someday....
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Crappie are suitable for bass consumption more than human. 😏


8ac E Tx, 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




CNBG in Kansas
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There has been discussion in the past about how far north CNBG would survive and or thrive. Generally my location in SE Kansas is considered a little too far north. What I have heard is about mid Oklahoma and south is where they are best suited.

But I just loved the looks of them so had to try some. I got some from Dunn's Fish Farm route truck a couple years ago and put them in my ------sediment pond ------to grow out. Over a period of a year or so I caught as many as I could and transferred them over into my main pond. They grew well in the sediment pond.

They have done fairly well now in my main pond and I catch one every once in a while. Native BG for sure still dominate the population in my main pond but the CNBG seem to be doing fine and I have also had successful spawns from them as I have been catching a few smaller ones also.

Thing of it is, I can't say we have had any severe winter since stocking. So they may do fine for a while then one year have a big winter kill. I hope not but realize that as a possibility. Coming from Dunn's there is some speculation that their strain may be slightly better winter adapted than from hatcheries further south. Speculation being the key word. Dunn's do use the CNBG as the BG source in their HBG which they sell a lot of.

Pictures below of a couple of recent catches. First a male (8-9") and the second smaller one I presume a female. I catch one once in a while that appears it could be an inter grade mix of BG and CNBG but surprisingly not as many as I would have guessed.

Edit: Oops. After looking at the second picture not certain about it being female. A lot of black tipping of scales. Not sure. Could be a young male??? Maybe a spawn from some of the original stockers.

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