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Re: 8 acre pond at 10,000' - lots of aeration ?s
wbuffetjr #520849 05/11/20 02:33 PM
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Now maybe I am like a sailor that has been out too sea without seeing a woman in far too long or maybe it's just the lighting that's making her look so good, but that looks like some mighty fine looking water to me!!! It couldn't have shown up soon enough for me!! Just crossing my fingers there's some fish!

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Re: 8 acre pond at 10,000' - lots of aeration ?s
wbuffetjr #520851 05/11/20 03:17 PM
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Yes, beautiful green tinge there, lets think positive, with open holes most of the winter you have to have some hardy splake and scuds survive right? When is your buddy able to get us pictures? Would love to see if the crayfish made it too...

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Re: 8 acre pond at 10,000' - lots of aeration ?s
wbuffetjr #520854 05/11/20 03:26 PM
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Thanks Canyon! I am more positive this year than the last couple years. Hard to pin him down to an exact day but hopefully real soon. Still going to be hike in for him at this point. This pic was taken this weekend by a neighbor and is over a half mile from the cabin. The last stretch of the drive to our place is the absolute last to lose all the snow every year. It doesn't look that deep where they stopped in the pic, but that area gets some sun. On up from there it's lots of shade, significantly more snow and STEEP the rest of the way.

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Re: 8 acre pond at 10,000' - lots of aeration ?s
wbuffetjr #521135 05/17/20 10:05 AM
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Buddy went up to the place to check on things. He turned on the small pump so now we are running two pumps at the same time. I think this will make a significant impact. I am going to throw as much air as possible at it until ice forms.

He said the wind was brutal and made it difficult to verify any fish survival. A neighbor went up with him and thought he saw a couple boils, but my buddy isn't ready to say it was fish.

All ice is off and things should start greening up soon.
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DO looks great, but that is probably to be expected this time of year. He only took one reading 4' to 5' deep. Way too windy to try to go out in the canoe and the boat motor is in storage.
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Re: 8 acre pond at 10,000' - lots of aeration ?s
wbuffetjr #521499 05/23/20 06:09 PM
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Well I got some PHENOMENAL news today!!! My buddies went up and the fish survived the winter again!!! They tried to fish for a little bit but there was too much wind again. Before the wind got too crazy they saw 8-10 hit the surface. Enough they were both confident to 100% confirm fish!! Don't know how many, but they are there. Feeling more confident about stocking fish this year.

Both pumps have been running simultaneous for 8 days now. DO levels are OFF the charts (for our place)! 5' deep temp was 54 degrees and 9.2 PPM!! Again, way too windy to get out on the lake in the canoe to get readings any deeper - 25-30 mph winds on the anemometer!

That is fish survival 3 years in a row!!


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Re: 8 acre pond at 10,000' - lots of aeration ?s
wbuffetjr #521503 05/23/20 06:48 PM
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That's awesome! Might be some lunkers lurking 🤔


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Re: 8 acre pond at 10,000' - lots of aeration ?s
wbuffetjr #521514 05/23/20 09:49 PM
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TREMENDOUS news!! So happy and can't wait to see the pictures of the fish and critters in the shallows!

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Re: 8 acre pond at 10,000' - lots of aeration ?s
wbuffetjr #521558 05/25/20 07:05 AM
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Thanks fellas! Can't wait to get out there and do some fishing. I should have trout bigger than any trout I've ever caught before. Can't wait!


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wbuffetjr #521977 06/01/20 06:11 AM
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Couple buddies went up to our place to go fishing. They had a heck of a time. Caught a bunch of fish. Even had one Ultra Light rod snapped in half - No joke! He said the fish took off, folded the rod over and then boom! You know how fish stories go - they caught one even bigger than this but didn't have the camera. Now if I can just get them to quit holding them by the gills! This is a two year old Splake.

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Re: 8 acre pond at 10,000' - lots of aeration ?s
wbuffetjr #522011 06/01/20 09:08 PM
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Quite the fish there, wbuffetjr! 2 years old? They do have lots of natural foods, don't they! Those scuds, although small, are packed with nutrients, it seems.
I agree, get your buddies to hold the fish with two hands and sideways to the camera so we can see their beauty. Splake and tigers are the next best thing to brookies, aren't they?

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Re: 8 acre pond at 10,000' - lots of aeration ?s
wbuffetjr #522032 06/02/20 09:25 AM
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Thanks 4CP! Yes that fish is two years old. I stocked the Splake on 10.20.2018 at 5-8". I do agree with you, splake and tigers are next best thing. I really am determined to grow Brookies. I am still hoping some have survived and they just didn't catch any this trip. We will see. Here a pic of the splake when we stocked them. I got them straightened out on handling the fish!!!

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