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Trying to get Photobucket to work. Finally got a few pics up. First is 7 yr old grandson with a SMB. Next is son in law holding first HSB ever caught on the pond. (Second attempt at stocking, this one was stocked last fall). And third pic is the mess I’m dealing with. Over 100 trees down due to 90 mph winds.

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7 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) Restocked HSB (2020) I think we have survivors!
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Nice smallie!!! And congrats on the first HSB.


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Jeff,great to see the fish. Sorry about the trees.


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The pic with the smile attached to a kid is what this stuff, to me, is all about.


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That SMB has quite a gut. Definitely isn't suffering from a lack of groceries.

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I'll bet your grandson had quite a fight with that SMB!


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, 246




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Originally Posted by anthropic
I'll bet your grandson had quite a fight with that SMB!
He did! He had the pond record for a day. His dad broke the record the next day.
He’s a twin. His twin sister almost fishes as hard as he does. They were born during the initial excavation of our pond. Their mother (our daughter) was a little miffed at me for leaving their home and spending time at the pond site. Ha! She’s happy with it now.


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what part of the country are you in? I'm looking at a SMB pond and forage in mid-Oh...

Great Pic of the SMB abd youngun!!


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Originally Posted by SetterGuy
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I'll bet your grandson had quite a fight with that SMB!
He did! He had the pond record for a day. His dad broke the record the next day.
He’s a twin. His twin sister almost fishes as hard as he does. They were born during the initial excavation of our pond. Their mother (our daughter) was a little miffed at me for leaving their home and spending time at the pond site. Ha! She’s happy with it now.

I'm so glad nobody told the twin sister that "girls aren't supposed to fish" or that fish are icky (whatever that means). Fishing is a wonderful sport for everybody!


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Originally Posted by Stressless
what part of the country are you in? I'm looking at a SMB pond and forage in mid-Oh...

Great Pic of the SMB abd youngun!!

According to the location on his post, it says NE Missouri.


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Originally Posted by Stressless
what part of the country are you in? I'm looking at a SMB pond and forage in mid-Oh...

Great Pic of the SMB abd youngun!!


Yep, Steve has it right. Pond is up by Mark Twain Lake. Just southwest of Hannibal MO.


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Seen this article today. Just another predator option for us to use on possible culling of LMB. https://www.reddit.com/r/NatureIsFu..._medium=android_app&utm_source=share


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So I had some time yesterday to do some fishing in the pond to evaluate whats there and how they were doing, caught a bunch of young LMB that were stocked in Oct of 2020, along with BC, have not been able to catch a single BC but the LMB that I caught are doing extremely well, full as a tick, I did however catch a three of the WE fingerlings that I just stocked this spring along with YP. the WE are growing really well to as far as I can tell, Ive never caught a WE I don't think, so don't know much about fishing for them, they were hitting on a Crappie jig in shallow water in a couple coves

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I pulled a few more shiners out last night and this morning.

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setterguy, looks to me like you have done a good job with the fish and having a place to bring smiles to the kids, and their mother smile


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Thanks Tracy. The one thing I’d still like to do, well there’s actually more than one, is to add a solar aeration system. I think the pond would benefit. I just haven’t pulled the trigger on a system. $$$$!


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Originally Posted by RStringer
Seen this article today. Just another predator option for us to use on possible culling of LMB. https://www.reddit.com/r/NatureIsFu..._medium=android_app&utm_source=share

When catfish get out of control...

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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, 7k TFS,100#TP 5/21, 246




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Originally Posted by anthropic
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Seen this article today. Just another predator option for us to use on possible culling of LMB. https://www.reddit.com/r/NatureIsFu..._medium=android_app&utm_source=share

When catfish get out of control...
Call up the Fishing Cat.

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Pond was completed on Friday! Got some rain over the weekend and have about 2 ft of water in the bottom already. Put grass seed down over as much of it as I could. Raking hard-packed clay to get the grass seed to take wasn't fun, but I'm ready for it nonetheless!

Photos are of the "deep" end. At full pool, I'm estimating it will be between .3 and .4 acres.

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Thts always an exciting time. I love the anticipation of seeing a full pool for the 1st time.


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Came across this and thought some of ya might like this. cool gadget


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Steve_, hurry up and get a bunch of cover in there before it fills up. MUCH easier to place it that way.

Congrats!!


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Originally Posted by esshup
Steve_, hurry up and get a bunch of cover in there before it fills up. MUCH easier to place it that way.

Congrats!!

Yes sir, did a bunch of that yesterday. Thank you.


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I pulled more shiners out this evening, that's 209 large shiners since May 29th out of my 1/4 acre pond.



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Steve, looks great! Glad to see you got your pond! Are you going to try and get some FHM going soon?


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