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Jeff:

Objective is to get a good representative idea of the fish in the pond. It doesn't matter if they will bite a hook or not, they will be stunned and depending on the water visibility they can be scooped up with a net and placed in a live well on the boat. You turn the juice on and motor around the perimeter of the pond. Depending on the conductivity of the water and how the unit is adjusted, it affects a swath that is 6'-8' wider than the boat and goes down 4+ feet. We did a 4 acre pond and a 1/2 acre pond in 4 hours start to finish, including talking for a while with the pond owner. Some fish were netted and removed, some fish were left in but noted, some fish were netted, weighed, measured and released back into the pond. It doesn't matter if the fish are 1/2" long or 30+" long, they will be stunned and can be netted.

Cost all depends on travel time and miles.

For instance, we removed all crappie and catfish we stunned. There was a huge class of 4"-6" LMB, we removed about 50% of what we observed.

In the 1/2 acre pond, which was supposed to be a forage grow out pond for the larger one, we observed a big swirl when we pulled up. So, we plopped the boat in and pulled out a ton of 1 1/2" Bluegills saw 2 GSH, and pulled out a few 10"-12" LMB. Told the owner that he should pull the plug on the forage pond, letting everything flush into the bigger pond, then let the forage pond fill up to cover any depressions, then Rotenone it and start over. They had a 7" rain in less than 24 hours and the forage pond (which is actually a silt trap pond) overflowed the berm into the big pond. We can only assume a few LMB and at least a pair of BG swam upstream into the silt pond.


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Thanks Scott. This might be something I’m interested in doing. I think I’m a little too far from you though. Also, I assume fish are not hurt in the process?
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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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No, fish are not hurt. (well maybe, if their brains worked like ours) "Honey, you would never guessed what happened today, I was abducted by aliens!"

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I worked up the gumption yesterday to put a couple cubic yards of cobble down along the pond bank.
This is the main gulley wash water collector spot, and was experiencing some noticeable erosion from the rainfall runoff.
I heaped it up a foot or so from grade, and will come behind it with some smaller material to fill the gaps a bit.
Hopefully it will stop the bank from cutting further, and collect some sediment that comes with a toad strangler.

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I did that last year before a toad strangler hit, I had fixed the ruts, and installed these rocks, it really helped.

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Played some fetch with the mut this evening . I love this time of year here. 70s during the day 50s in the evenings.
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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
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I had a neighbor with a little yappy dog which never shut up (the dog, not the neighbor). Thought about throwing dog treats into the pond & teaching the dog to fetch. Feed my largest LMB, and restore domestic tranquility at the same time!

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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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Had a friends boy fish the pond today to remove some biomass, picture is in the show off your catch category.

Pond is dropping again due to no rain, I've lost everything I gained this year so it's back to being close to 6' below full pool, maybe more.


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Actually from 10/10/21. I’m getting slower and slower as I get older. crazy

Broke our pond record 19.5” SMB. Son in law caught it, (but their youngest takes better pics, Ha!) Our pond is down about a foot. Was pretty dry through September. Getting some October rain, but nothing with runoff.

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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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Any fish pic, where the fish is at least half as long as the person holding the fish,

IS A GOOD FISH PIC! grin

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Great fish, even better picture!


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