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Re: My front yard cow pond
Augie #527438 11/09/20 10:55 AM
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On Saturday I added the last of the crushed limestone, and spent several hours cleaning up, moving rocks from where they were to where they were needed.
Think I'm going to need to buy another load next summer, but first I want to see what it looks like at full pool.
It was way too windy to apply SoilFloc, so that remains to be done.

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Re: My front yard cow pond
Augie #528674 12/09/20 09:19 AM
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It's been a little over a year since the YP stockings, and I decided that it's time to start figuring out how to catch them.
I know I can catch them on a piece of nightcrawler, and I'm sure a FHM would work just as good, so I'm experimenting with artificials.

I'm not trying very hard, just putzing at it for a few minutes after work a couple days a week.

Already learned that bead head flies and little black rubber stick things on a tiny dart head jig work.

Few days ago I tied on a black 1/16oz marabou jig. Never got a bite on that thing. Didn't matter how I presented it.

Yesterday I hung that one up and had to break it off. Tied on a white/chartreuse 1/32oz marabou ~6" above a light blue 1/16oz marabou and promptly nailed a double.

Top fish was ~7 inch size. Bottom fish flipped off before I could lip it, but was substantially larger than the other. I was fumbling the rod with one hand and fumbling for
my camera with the other and gave em too much slack. With the hook barbs pinched down they slip right off if you don't keep the line tight.

Next thing I'm going to try is suspending the jig/s under a float. I noticed last year that the fish moved away from the dock where I'd been feeding, and into the cedar
tangle when the water began to drop below 50°. It's tough to swim a jig through that stuff, so we'll see if suspended slightly above the tangle will entice them to bite.


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Re: My front yard cow pond
Augie #530258 02/04/21 04:46 PM
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Just a bit more work to do and it will look gorgeous. I wish I had the same view around my house, but there is no any river or lake, and in general there was only tall grass growing everywhere, when I returned from city after some time. It was a problem to mow it, because it was too big. I did some searching on the internet and found this list of tools https://www.growgardener.com for cutting tall grass, now that place looks way better, I don't feel like lost in the jungle anymore, proud of how it is right now.

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Re: My front yard cow pond
Augie #530802 02/19/21 09:02 AM
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Good job!

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Re: My front yard cow pond
Augie #532540 03/21/21 09:02 AM
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Water temps in the pond have been about right for the YP to spawn, but I haven't seen any ribbons yet.

Thought I might test the waters this morning to see if I could stick one for a condition check.

Nightcrawler on a floating jig, split shot up the line ~18". Five minutes later I had the answer as to why no see-um ribbons - they're still in the fish!

From the looks of this little girl I would say that ribbons are imminent. Her belly was tight as a drum head.

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Re: My front yard cow pond
Augie #532545 03/21/21 10:37 AM
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Wow that is cool!
what a nice fish.

Re: My front yard cow pond
Augie #532552 03/21/21 03:45 PM
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Are you sure she didnt swallow a football. Holy smokes she looks to b ready to blow 4 sure. Surprised she didnt have them right their on ur dock lol.

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Re: My front yard cow pond
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Back on the pond dam project over the weekend.
I put the smash to a pair of last summer's muskrat dens, placed ~8 cubic yards of 3"x6" crushed limestone, and started filling the low spots.
I'm not looking to make the cover of Better Homes and Gardens, but I do want it to look like somebody cared about what he was doing.
I bought another twin-screw load of stone in February and I've just about used it up. It's going to take one more load to finish the job.

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Re: My front yard cow pond
Augie #533426 04/05/21 09:13 AM
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Since my pond is near a creek, I constantly fight muskrats. They are persistent and very hard to deter.


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Augie #533427 04/05/21 09:16 AM
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Looks nice, I wish I had some of your level ground!


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Re: My front yard cow pond
Bill Cody #533429 04/05/21 09:36 AM
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This pond is ~400' from a seasonal creek, and there are six other ponds within a quarter mile.

We've killed 8 muskrats since last July.

Re: My front yard cow pond
Augie #533432 04/05/21 09:42 AM
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That looks nice. Someday I would like to do some around my place. I bet your back is sore.


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