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Re: Blowing a Hole
Bill D. #533637 04/08/21 06:37 PM
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Happy to report that, despite an extended period of heavy ice with heavy snow cover, my winter aeration strategy paid off. No sign of a winter kill! Lots of little BG in the shallows and lots of fish working the shallows in the evenings. First of May I will start throwing pellets!


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Re: Blowing a Hole
Bill D. #533639 04/08/21 07:56 PM
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Sampling results spring 2021
Bill D. #533876 04/13/21 08:59 PM
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Well my bride slipped off to the pond for a couple hours yesterday with a can of crawlers. I'm happy to report she brought back 10 BG 1 to 1.3 pounds and a nice 3 pound CC. She also culled a 13 inch skinny LMB. I'm very happy with the sample but I know I need to improve the forage base. No more fishing now until after the second BG spawn. I want to build up the forage. I added several brush piles to give the coming newbies some cover.


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Re: Sampling results spring 2021
Bill D. #533880 04/13/21 11:45 PM
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Way to go, Bill! Any time you raise a 1 lb plus BG it's a cause for celebration!


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, 7k TFS,100#TP 5/21, 185



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Re: Sampling results spring 2021
Bill D. #533884 04/14/21 06:49 AM
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Yeah, 1+ pound BG is still a dream of mine...it's harder than I thought! Congrats!


Fish on!,
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Re: Sampling results spring 2021
Bill D. #533892 04/14/21 09:51 AM
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Bill one way to help the BG pre-spawn is to start feeding as soon as they become active after ice-out. It helps improve the RC (relative condition) of the soon to be spawning BG which improves spawn numbers and BG health in general.
















Re: Sampling results spring 2021
ewest #533896 04/14/21 11:31 AM
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Thanks for the suggestion Eric! I'll start throwing Optimal pellets as soon as the current cold snap is over.


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Bill D. #533898 04/14/21 12:06 PM
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My BG have been eating voraciously for almost a month now here in central MO, caught a few that were fat as a tick, threw them back in and so didn't check on what they were eating, I have a feeder throwing food once a day but it doesn't go very far, all cleaned up in under a minute, they just boil the water for a minute while trying to get their share of food.


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