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Re: What did you do at your pond today?
canyoncreek #519968 04/25/20 06:43 PM
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We’ve caught over a dozen females in the last few days. Only kept one. I’m thinking I may have had more than two ribbons that I saw.


6 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM (no longer), HBG (way too many), SMB, and HSB (didn’t make it. 0 seen in 5 yrs)
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.
Re: What did you do at your pond today?
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Theres one happy little camper right there.


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
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SetterGuy #519984 04/26/20 09:17 AM
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Nice YP. Will go nicely on a plate with some fresh morels.

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Re: What did you do at your pond today?
canyoncreek #519990 04/26/20 01:30 PM
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Heres the 24 hour soak results.
https://imgur.com/a/6tmurIH


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
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RStringer #520004 04/27/20 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by RStringer
Heres the 24 hour soak results.
https://imgur.com/a/6tmurIH

Three BG one greenie and are those white crappie?

Re: What did you do at your pond today?
canyoncreek #520011 04/27/20 09:44 AM
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I really don't know. I was hoping someone would tell me. Myself im color blind so its for me to tell. Around here I just here them called perch and crappie.


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canyoncreek #520014 04/27/20 12:35 PM
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A couple weeks ago I moved my very neglected bees 30mi to my pond property. It's a miracle they survived last year. Since I have no idea how old the queen is I went ahead with replacing her and moving everyone into a fancy cedar hive. The old hive had rotten holes in it. They were very cooperative and polite. I expected a few strings even with a suit on but not one even tried!
Trying imgur for the first time.

New bee hive https://imgur.com/gallery/rpXzx7X


How are you going to know unless you try!

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ShortCut #520044 04/27/20 11:26 PM
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Another beekeeper! Have you found HoneyBeeSuite? Rusty, the proprietor, is a gifted writer, scientifically trained, very observant and knowledgeable, and well respected.

I installed two packages of bees into my two top bar hives a week and a half ago. For 2 days after beeing hived, the girls were out walking the muddy shorelines of the pond getting water. Seems that the travel from Utah made them quite thirsty.

That's a beautiful hive you have there. Is it a Langstroth with a fancy top, or a Warre, a Valhalla? I can't really tell from the pic.

Re: What did you do at your pond today?
canyoncreek #520114 04/29/20 08:31 AM
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I miss my bees. I had 8 colonies when I married 30 years ago. Found out that new wife was extremely allergic to stings so they had to go.

There have been times.........


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.

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Re: What did you do at your pond today?
Dave Davidson1 #520121 04/29/20 09:03 AM
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There have been times.........That's funny stuff...


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
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canyoncreek #520332 05/02/20 07:01 AM
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Started up my aeration but discovered I'm not getting any bubbles from any of the six diffusers. Checked 1800 ' of air line for leaks but discovered the problem may be under water. Pain in the ass to get things up and running again and at best it will take me a couple or three days to find the problem.


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canyoncreek #520632 05/06/20 09:49 PM
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The last few days I started seeing FHM in spawning colors. I'm sure the little LMB I stocked last weekend will be happy to see more FHM.


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Re: What did you do at your pond today?
Dave Davidson1 #520634 05/06/20 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Dave Davidson1
I miss my bees. I had 8 colonies when I married 30 years ago. Found out that new wife was extremely allergic to stings so they had to go.

There have been times.........

Be honest, Dave. Do you call her honey?


8ac, full 3/16. CNBG, RES, FHM 10/15; TP 5/16; FLMB 6/16. 100 12" NLMB & 1k GSH 10/17,L, 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, 25 HSB & 250 F1 9/20,L,180# RBT 12/20, 206,44




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canyoncreek #520646 05/07/20 12:20 AM
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Used cut BH to catch 2 "record" CC during the super moon tonight. 100 CC were stocked 10/2018. 100 CC on the wall, take 2 down, pass them around...4000BH on the wall...take 2 down 3998 BH on the wall...only you guys get it...I ate BH for dinner yesterday.
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How are you going to know unless you try!

NW TX 2ac main pond fed from 1100ac watershed going through 2 2+ac sediment ponds. 1st filled 10/2018
900BG, 200RES, 200HBG, 100CC and 23# FHM...."Free" BH, GSF GSH, LMB & ??? 75LMB 3/2020
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Re: What did you do at your pond today?
canyoncreek #520673 05/07/20 09:41 AM
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Hanging out in the pond...


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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
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Brrrrr.

Not me without a wetsuit!


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Re: What did you do at your pond today?
canyoncreek #520744 05/08/20 02:42 PM
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Sunk several more cedar trees. Last few days we’ve caught a lot of SMB and YP. Enough to make me think both are doing well. So I thought I’d try to help the GS and all the recent hatches survive.

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6 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM (no longer), HBG (way too many), SMB, and HSB (didn’t make it. 0 seen in 5 yrs)
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.
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canyoncreek #520808 05/10/20 09:31 AM
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Don’t know if this measure app works or not. I didn’t have my tape measure. Grandson broke pond record for SMB
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6 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM (no longer), HBG (way too many), SMB, and HSB (didn’t make it. 0 seen in 5 yrs)
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.
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canyoncreek #520817 05/10/20 11:51 AM
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Jeff, that sure looks like a nice one to me!


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canyoncreek #520819 05/10/20 12:16 PM
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Old pump jack above the sediment pond hasn't been used in 10yrs. It was covered up mesquites. Figured if were stuck with an old pump may as well be able to see it. Cleared about 30 mesquites from around it yesterday. The boss asked to keep the 2 large trees. Now the fun of dragging brush begins...
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canyoncreek #520877 05/12/20 01:16 AM
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Caught ten or twelve LMB plus one nice RBK in three hours with my son & grandson. Three LMB were too big to keep, we filleted most of the others. Beautiful, sweet white meat!

Geese and wood ducks have discovered feeder in forage pond. Spreads out the pressure some but I'm not delighted. PLEASE make sinking food!

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8ac, full 3/16. CNBG, RES, FHM 10/15; TP 5/16; FLMB 6/16. 100 12" NLMB & 1k GSH 10/17,L, 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, 25 HSB & 250 F1 9/20,L,180# RBT 12/20, 206,44




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canyoncreek #520890 05/12/20 07:08 AM
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I like the look and the shade of trees around the pond, but I know they pull a lot of water out, and they sure dump in a lot of leaves. This time of year it’s the pollen and the flowers. Still, it’s the clearest my water has ever been.
Pollen and flowers all pushed into a corner.
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6 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM (no longer), HBG (way too many), SMB, and HSB (didn’t make it. 0 seen in 5 yrs)
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.
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canyoncreek #520894 05/12/20 08:12 AM
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The trees sure do make your place look nice.


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
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Re: What did you do at your pond today?
canyoncreek #520907 05/12/20 11:18 AM
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our leaves are just starting to poke through the buds making the branches look 'fuzzy'. You are quite a bit ahead of us with the pollen and leaves. Soon our water will be floating green like yours. The leaves are no fun to rake but the trees are nice to have around. Looks good!

Did you decide to add walleye or HSB next?

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I spent the better part of Saturday treating my tan colored pond with alum. Secchi disk reading went from 8" to 36" by the time I was done. With windy conditions the next day, I was dismayed to see only 24", but realized I could see the the downwind side was very clear and you could see a distinct line in the water between real clear and less so. Evidently the wind blew the best water over to that side, kind of turning the pond over. The day after that things seemed to be uniform and I could see the secchi disc spin at 40". Hopefully this lasts a long time!


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