Pond Boss Magazine
https://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
JP1, Savage, Taylor Boudreaux, FishIowa, Theschack
17,478 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums36
Topics39,226
Posts532,707
Members17,479
Most Online3,583
Jan 15th, 2020
Top Posters
esshup 25,857
ewest 20,748
Cecil Baird1 20,043
Bill Cody 13,851
Who's Online Now
6 members (KenHorton, Bill Cody, anthropic, Frogger, Pat Williamson, gehajake), 225 guests, and 162 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#540013 09/24/21 12:52 PM
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 1,315
Likes: 68
R
OP Offline
R
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 1,315
Likes: 68
Been thinking about changing the fish in my pond. As of now I have GSF, RES, HSB, KOI, 2 grass crap, LMB, few CC, Crappie, and various bucket stocks from friends. Was thinking i dont eat much fish and Father in law dont fish anymore. Basically i just feed them for my entertainment. I would like to keep the koi and HSB for sure. Would like to add a few of the largest predator non-reproducing fish that will live in SE kansas. My thoughts are mayb if I had just a few large ones they could fest on all my stunted LMB and crappie. Not sure what's all available but I thought it could be an interesting conversation if nothing else. Let's hear your thoughts and ideas. ¾ acre bout 12 or so feet deep. Half of the pond is 5 feet or less.


The people who say I can't do it can just sit the @^#% down and watch me. Friends call me Rusto I also subscribe to pond boss mag. http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=504716#Post504716
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 3,476
Likes: 52
P
Online Content
P
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 3,476
Likes: 52
Rusto how bout some piranhas? That would liven things up a tad

Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 1,315
Likes: 68
R
OP Offline
R
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 1,315
Likes: 68
Ouch we have get togethers and always end up swimming. I better leave them further down south. But yes that would kick up the party to a 10 no a hurry. Lol


The people who say I can't do it can just sit the @^#% down and watch me. Friends call me Rusto I also subscribe to pond boss mag. http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=504716#Post504716
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 3,476
Likes: 52
P
Online Content
P
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 3,476
Likes: 52
I forget how old your pond is…. My one year old LMB are 5-6” long on average I’m thinking. My BCP have not stunted as they are eaten by LMB. Catch very few of them now but not stunted . Rusto probably good to have a balanced pond instead of just a few large predators. But I’m not even able to keep a population of BCP going in 6 acres…..lol

Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 1,315
Likes: 68
R
OP Offline
R
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 1,315
Likes: 68
I'm not even sure what a balanced pond is. My preference would be non bites. Feed trainable would be preferred also. It's my nightly ritual to walk down to the pond with the mut and feed. After dark I walk around with a flashlight till I can find the largest koi. The other 3 I havnt spotted yet since I put them in. I didnt see my big koi 4 almost 2 years after I put it in. Wish I knew there sex. Really dont want any more than that. Just for the simple fact that they stir up the bottom muck.


The people who say I can't do it can just sit the @^#% down and watch me. Friends call me Rusto I also subscribe to pond boss mag. http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=504716#Post504716
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 25,857
Likes: 155
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Lunker
Offline
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Lunker
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 25,857
Likes: 155
Throw a Tiger Musky or two in there. Herman Brothers Pond Management in Peoria Illinois has them this Fall. You'd most likely have to drive to pick them up.


www.hoosierpondpros.com


http://www.pondboss.com/subscribe.asp?c=4
3/4 to 1 1/4 ac pond LMB, SMB, PS, BG, RES, CC, YP, Bardello BG, (RBT & Blue Tilapia - seasonal).
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 1,315
Likes: 68
R
OP Offline
R
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 1,315
Likes: 68
I thought these were known to bite people. If not and alot shorter drive or shipping I'm game.


The people who say I can't do it can just sit the @^#% down and watch me. Friends call me Rusto I also subscribe to pond boss mag. http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=504716#Post504716
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 25,857
Likes: 155
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Lunker
Offline
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Lunker
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 25,857
Likes: 155
Originally Posted by RStringer
I thought these were known to bite people. If not and alot shorter drive or shipping I'm game.

Only if you stick your hand in their mouth.


www.hoosierpondpros.com


http://www.pondboss.com/subscribe.asp?c=4
3/4 to 1 1/4 ac pond LMB, SMB, PS, BG, RES, CC, YP, Bardello BG, (RBT & Blue Tilapia - seasonal).
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 753
Likes: 80
F
Lunker
Offline
Lunker
F
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 753
Likes: 80
Rusto,

You like oddball fish, and I think you previously expressed a desire to have clearer water in your pond.

Have you considered a paddlefish?

They are native to Kansas in a river not too far from you. I believe they are suspension filter feeders. (I could easily be wrong on this - since their big paddle looks like it would be great at stirring up the bottom sediments and THEN feeding on the suspension.)

Someone recently posted a photo on Pond Boss of a paddlefish for sale at their fish supplier.

If you start researching them in a pond, you definitely need an expert opinion (rather than mine). The fish supplier that has them might be a good source of data for how they affect the ecology of a pond.

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 753
Likes: 80
F
Lunker
Offline
Lunker
F
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 753
Likes: 80
Originally Posted by esshup
Originally Posted by RStringer
I thought these were known to bite people. If not and alot shorter drive or shipping I'm game.

Only if you stick your hand in their mouth.

"Stock tiger muskies!"

Otherwise known as:

Esshup's Teenage Boy Skinny Dipping Prevention Act!

Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 1,315
Likes: 68
R
OP Offline
R
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 1,315
Likes: 68
I have thought bout paddlefish. How do they do In ponds? Around here I only here bout them in the rivers. What do they eat?


The people who say I can't do it can just sit the @^#% down and watch me. Friends call me Rusto I also subscribe to pond boss mag. http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=504716#Post504716
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 753
Likes: 80
F
Lunker
Offline
Lunker
F
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 753
Likes: 80
Rusto,

I don't know much at all about paddlefish.

I did find a fascinating article. Apparently they do thrive in ponds. And there is a fish supplier in Missouri that stocks them in people's ponds and then comes back a few years later to harvest the caviar.

It is Osage Catfisheries. I think their facility is located by the Lake of the Ozarks.

https://extension.missouri.edu/publications/g9470

P.S. Are you friends with Augie? I think he is located out that way. He might know something about that fishery.


Link Copied to Clipboard
Today's Birthdays
cwooten, Tom_Coleman
Recent Posts
Crayfish.
by Bill Cody - 10/19/21 07:07 PM
Happy Birthday LeighAnn
by Bill Cody - 10/19/21 07:00 PM
How fish adapt. Sciency but fascinating!
by anthropic - 10/19/21 06:54 PM
Anderson Split Pea Soup
by Pat Williamson - 10/19/21 06:08 PM
Thoughts on a new 2.7 acre pond stocking
by wbuffetjr - 10/19/21 02:48 PM
Hello- Thoughts/Opinions appreciated!
by Quarter Acre - 10/19/21 01:28 PM
Laying Fiber Optics- Free Fish Habitat
by Omaha - 10/19/21 08:45 AM
FIsh from today
by anthropic - 10/18/21 11:33 PM
14 acre lake - will aeration REMOVE buildup?
by Sunil - 10/18/21 12:30 PM
4th pond filling
by RAH - 10/18/21 12:22 PM
Pond dig deeper?
by SkunkedAgain - 10/18/21 11:33 AM
Newly Uploaded Images
Tilapia indoors and out
Tilapia indoors and out
by highflyer, September 29
Naiad vs chara?
Naiad vs chara?
by marlin304, September 26
spreading bentonite
spreading bentonite
by Guppy1, September 20
Hurricanes and wildlife 1
Hurricanes and wildlife 1
by Stressless, September 1
pondr 5a
pondr 5a
by Stressless, August 18
Well fed sunfish
Well fed sunfish
by DNickolaus, August 16

� 2014 POND BOSS INC. all rights reserved USA and Worldwide

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5