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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!
5444 #524866 08/18/20 01:37 PM
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Cattails? Id kill them immediately. Or at least keep an eye on them.

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That RES almost looks like it has some GSF or PS in it, just going by the crazy orange/turquoise colors on his head.

Re: Finally pulled the trigger!
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Jim100, are you 100% certain they are cattails?


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Not certain they are cattails. They do look a little different than cattails with more looking.

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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!
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They were cattails, I took 95% of them out. I left a few in the spillway to help with erosion. That's the one thing they are good for.


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!
5444 #525048 08/22/20 05:00 PM
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Just remember that what is left will reseed! So you might rethink that

Re: Finally pulled the trigger!
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Originally Posted by Pat Williamson
Just remember that what is left will reseed! So you might rethink that

If he's diligent, then he could go around this time of the year and cut off every durn catkin that formed, put in a trash bag and throw out, or burn them.


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!
Steve_ #525093 08/23/20 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve_
That RES almost looks like it has some GSF or PS in it, just going by the crazy orange/turquoise colors on his head.

I just recently stocked 200 RES and they looked exactly like the one in the picture.

Re: Finally pulled the trigger!
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See this link to compare to PS. Has excellent pics and text.

https://www.seagrant.wisc.edu/fish-id/#fishMain

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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!
ewest #525189 08/25/20 01:15 PM
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Yeah, I grew up catching Pumpkinseed in Upstate NY. I don't think we had RES, though, so I'm less familiar with them. They both have the red marking on their "ear flap" and similar coloring and stripes, at least the younger ones do. The older ones are easier to discern from one another.

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Well based on this info, I caught a PS and not a RES.


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!
5444 #525205 08/25/20 09:37 PM
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[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]
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RESxBG
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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!
5444 #525221 08/26/20 01:22 PM
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Is it me, or does photo #1 and photo #2 look like different species? Or are they both RES? The coloring on it almost looks like a PS, especially the head.

Re: Finally pulled the trigger!
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Photo 1 is a pure RES, 2, I'm not sure, 3 is a RESXBG Cross. My thoughts were 2 looked similar to my adult RESXBG cross..??


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!
5444 #525261 08/27/20 01:20 PM
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Here is a pure Pumkinseed. The head markings on it are comparable to the one in photo #2. Is there even such a thing as a PSxRES? or PSxBG?

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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!
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Steve, yes


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
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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!
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Picking up walleye tomorrow. Unfortunately the smallmouth bass are unavailable. , l


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!
5444 #527208 10/29/20 09:45 PM
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Uh hummmm.. er, what ya need for SMB there, 5444???


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!
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Pumpkinseed are one of the most beautiful fish. However, I do like redear even more, because size matters.


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!
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Originally Posted by Steve_
Is there even such a thing as a PSxRES? or PSxBG?

Yes, I've caught them when they naturally hybridized in a lake in Wisconsin.


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Just added walleye and some big perch to the pond. Keystone did not have any smb that I ordered. I need to find a source for SMB or HSB. Any suggestions?


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!
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Do your homework to find some HSB for next spring stocking unless you can locate some left over ones from this year's sales. Stocking them next year will be just as effective at controlling 2021 spawn from the YP. SMB will be harder to locate; stock them whenever you find some.

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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!
5444 #527245 10/31/20 10:51 PM
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Hartley's at Wichita has SMB on-hand. No Walleye. When the ice comes off (quick I hope) Rod can help you out on the HSB.

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