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Re: What did you do at your pond today?
canyoncreek #518822 04/03/20 08:43 PM
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It was nice to hear it wasnt just mine also. Was thinking I was crazy for a few.


The people who say I can't do it can just sit the @^#% down and watch me. Friends call me Rusto I also subscribe to pond boss mag. http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=504716#Post504716
Re: What did you do at your pond today?
canyoncreek #518825 04/03/20 08:55 PM
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Looks like the glitch started on March 30, prior to that it was going well. Maybe someone can report that to the mods and they can see what changed on that date.

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canyoncreek #518826 04/03/20 09:00 PM
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Updape: I got a msg bk from them that they will look into it.


The people who say I can't do it can just sit the @^#% down and watch me. Friends call me Rusto I also subscribe to pond boss mag. http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=504716#Post504716
Re: What did you do at your pond today?
canyoncreek #518834 04/03/20 11:02 PM
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I went over to the pond to feed the fish this evening and found a sick and dying deer next to my pond. It had big patches of red bare spots, and one of it's back legs was twisted up. It tried to get up when I got near it, but couldn't. I called animal control and they told me to call the conservation department. They told me to shoot it so it wouldn't suffer, if I could,so I did. Kind of a bummer to have to do it. Now I have to go over tomorrow and try to figure out how to drag it out of there, which is another bummer.


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Re: What did you do at your pond today?
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Originally Posted by Bobbss
I went over to the pond to feed the fish this evening and found a sick and dying deer next to my pond. It had big patches of red bare spots, and one of it's back legs was twisted up. It tried to get up when I got near it, but couldn't. I called animal control and they told me to call the conservation department. They told me to shoot it so it wouldn't suffer, if I could,so I did. Kind of a bummer to have to do it. Now I have to go over tomorrow and try to figure out how to drag it out of there, which is another bummer.


I found one similar to this. It was hit by a car/truck.


Re: What did you do at your pond today?
canyoncreek #518850 04/04/20 11:32 AM
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Tbar, that is what I was thinking happened to this one. I went over this morning to drag it off and it was over half gone already. I don't know if it was eating any of it but a hawk flew off when I pulled up and 2 vultures were in a tree. I've seen a few coyotes in the area before, so they might of helped.l know it made it a lot easier to drag off.


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Re: What did you do at your pond today?
canyoncreek #518946 04/06/20 08:39 AM
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Fished the pond using my 3 wt fly rod yesterday. I wanted to catch some bg for eating and for fun. I caught several bg and caught a 3 lb lmb. Most of the bg were in the 8 to 8.5" and all of them were female. Not a single male was caught as I fished around the pond, so I am guessing they are guarding nest. And that brings up the fact that I have never seen a bg on the nest at my pond. I have looked but have yet to find a bg bedding area even though I built some bedding areas when the pond was built. The areas were built as shallow flats using sand to build the areas. I know sand is not best but I thought it would be better than clay. After keeping 6 bg I decided to pick up the bass rod threw a wacky worm and on the first cast caught an 8.5 lb lmb. Thought that was a good way to finish up the fishing trip. A great day for sure.


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TGW1 #518978 04/06/20 03:48 PM
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I don't have any bass in my pond yet, so the bullfrogs are safe for the time being.

They have one more summer to relax. When the SMB arrive... it will be sayonara, bullfrogs...

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Originally Posted by TGW1
Fished the pond using my 3 wt fly rod yesterday. I wanted to catch some bg for eating and for fun. I caught several bg and caught a 3 lb lmb. Most of the bg were in the 8 to 8.5" and all of them were female. Not a single male was caught as I fished around the pond, so I am guessing they are guarding nest. And that brings up the fact that I have never seen a bg on the nest at my pond. I have looked but have yet to find a bg bedding area even though I built some bedding areas when the pond was built. The areas were built as shallow flats using sand to build the areas. I know sand is not best but I thought it would be better than clay. After keeping 6 bg I decided to pick up the bass rod threw a wacky worm and on the first cast caught an 8.5 lb lmb. Thought that was a good way to finish up the fishing trip. A great day for sure.


Way to go Tracy!! Bout time! Pays off don’t it

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canyoncreek #519006 04/07/20 07:03 AM
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Yes it does payoff Pat. The pond is doing well right now. HA! as I look back over the past 5 yrs there was a lot more to it all than digging a hole, adding water and then fish. I could take the whole page here listing all the people that gave me some assistance in getting it to where it is today. Your name would be on that list smile


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Re: What did you do at your pond today?
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TGW1 #519010 04/07/20 08:25 AM
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Lol Tracy
Seems as we have been at this longer than 5 years don’t it. Was that bass full of eggs or had she already spawned? I think there is still TFS in mine, see some running the surface late evening last few days. I’m still at war removing LMB to make room for crappie, probably have to get rid of bunches of BG also. Saw a few in shallow water all colored up for a few days then they went deep again same with large LMB. Guess they did their thing and left

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Pat, she looked like she had done a partial spawn, she was roughed up a little with a little bloody spot on the base of her tail but she still had some eggs in her based on what I saw. She was caught in about 8 to 10' of water but near shallows. The 3 lb'er caught on the fly looked to be in much better shape with fewer spawning marks if any.

I have had good fishing this past week. Caught a 10.8 lmb on Caddo lake. My second one over ten out of the lake in the past 6 or 7 yrs. This larger lmb looked to be on or near the nest with spawning marks at the base of her tail. She also looked to be partially spawned out but still had a sack full of eggs in her. I could see what looked to be eggs about the size of a baseball in her that was located near her or over her vent opening.

Pat, have u noticed at your pond that the lmb spawn will go on the spawn from early March to where I saw males on the nest as late as May last year.

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Re: What did you do at your pond today?
TGW1 #519015 04/07/20 09:54 AM
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Tracy I have never seen them on the nest before, but they spawn every year it seems, they left the area and the BG moved in so who knows. This spring the water is clear36” or so , last spring the bloom started early. Do you have spikerush in your pond?

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canyoncreek #519017 04/07/20 10:39 AM
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Son in law caught a nice SMB today. We are catching Golden Shiners in the trap in the background (along with lots of tiny HBG & many many BF tadpoles). The GS make good bait for the YP and the SMB.
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Re: What did you do at your pond today?
canyoncreek #519018 04/07/20 10:41 AM
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Hey SG, that looks like a terrific smallmouth! I sent you a PM, check your email when you get time. Would love to hear about more perch ribbons? Lots of forage available? Do you have plans to restock HSB? Walleye?

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canyoncreek #519021 04/07/20 11:05 AM
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Still trying to source HSB or Walleye. I don’t think either of the local hatcheries are open. Plus my lovely wife would get a little nervous if I went into a store. We are taking social distancing pretty seriously.

I answered your PM.


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Glad that you are taking social distancing seriously. You are one of the the good guys!

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TGW1 #519049 04/07/20 10:26 PM
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Congratulations on the monster Tracy! 😀

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canyoncreek #519050 04/07/20 10:27 PM
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Got the lawn entirely mowed. Last year I only mowed a portion and did not like it. This look makes me happy!
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Spread another 25 lb pond fertilizer today. Stocked TFS so trying to establish bloom. Encouraged to see many fish from fry to junior varsity to varsity!


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




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Pat Williamson #519058 04/08/20 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Pat Williamson
Tracy I have never seen them on the nest before, but they spawn every year it seems, they left the area and the BG moved in so who knows. This spring the water is clear36” or so , last spring the bloom started early. Do you have spikerush in your pond?


Yes I do have several clumps of it around the ponds edge and a few clumps of Louisiana Iris. I also have a nice amount of APW but then I have Bushy pondweed and I don't like it, seems to be very aggressive growing in my pond. I think it also has caused my water to clear with visibility running around 4'. I have seen 6 or 7' of clear water this winter and I think the clear water has caused me to lose my TFS. That along with the HSB and LMB feeding on them. I do not see any water ripples across the surface.


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Originally Posted by anthropic
Spread another 25 lb pond fertilizer today. Stocked TFS so trying to establish bloom. Encouraged to see many fish from fry to junior varsity to varsity!

Frank, from your past post I have seen where you had a good amount of vegetation in the pond. How does the water fertilization effect the plant growth? I need my water to green up some more but concerned when it comes to fertilizing the pond water because it might stimulate my bushy pondweed and I don't need that! So, what are you seeing when u fertilize?


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We finally had a day in the high 70's yesterday! It was a great day for spring cleaning at the pond. I noticed a school of 1 inch bluegill swimming in the shallows. Do you think these are from the spawn last fall? If so, I am surprised the made it through the winter. My water temperatures just reached the low 50's in the last couple of weeks. I assume they wouldn't have spawned and grown to 1 inch already this year? Thanks guys as always for your insight.


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Sounds like late last years spawn to me, I have them also in mine.

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