Pond Boss Magazine
https://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
tynpond, hershl, nycfishrescue, KDW, kmilam
18,547 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums36
Topics41,029
Posts558,699
Members18,548
Most Online3,612
Jan 10th, 2023
Top Posters
esshup 28,610
ewest 21,518
Cecil Baird1 20,043
Bill Cody 15,165
Who's Online Now
3 members (Knobber, SherWood, nvcdl), 674 guests, and 638 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Joined: Jun 2021
Posts: 57
Likes: 4
B
OP Offline
B
Joined: Jun 2021
Posts: 57
Likes: 4
Hi everyone planning to stock some feed trained adult bass in my 1 acre pond in texas this summer. Looking for recommendations on pellets. Saw some options from optimal, Purina, etc. open to all options so anyone who has had sucesss with a brand lmk thanks

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 3,494
Likes: 628
F
Lunker
Offline
Lunker
F
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 3,494
Likes: 628
There are some good threads to be found if you use the search function.

Further, there is a group of people on Pond Boss that do a bulk order each year to get a price discount. I think they are based in East Texas, but you might get a buddy to drive a few bags to his place closer to you, and you can then pick them up - and next year you make the feed run.

You should also be able to find that thread with a search.

Good luck with your new bass. I suspect that feed-trained bass in your area of Texas will be hawgs in no time!

Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 28,610
Likes: 867
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Lunker
Offline
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Lunker
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 28,610
Likes: 867
I switched from Purina to Optimal and never looked back.


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).
1 member likes this: jludwig
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 2,261
Likes: 551
S
Offline
S
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 2,261
Likes: 551
Don't forget to consider what these fish are being feed trained on..
Depending on the size at stocking, I'd lean heavy in the direction of Optimal Bass. Availability and FCR is excellent on both counts.

1 member likes this: jludwig
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 8,800
Likes: 69
Chairman, Pond Boss Legacy award; Moderator; field correspondent
Lunker
Offline
Chairman, Pond Boss Legacy award; Moderator; field correspondent
Lunker
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 8,800
Likes: 69
I switched to Optimal several years ago and also never looked back. They're a small Midwestern company founded by fishery biologists - I like supporting young and highly experienced entrepreneurs - and the science behind their diets is beyond reproach. Less fatty tissue build up, less waste/cleaner water, and fish longevity is improved. Highly recommend.


Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. ~ Henry David Thoreau

[Linked Image from i1261.photobucket.com]


1 member likes this: jludwig
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 5,324
Likes: 306
Moderator
Offline
Moderator
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 5,324
Likes: 306
Optimal Handthrow is my LMB's favorite. It's wafer shaped, and dense. Another company's LMB pellets are crusty and dry. My LMB would swim around, and spit them out. Ultimately, the CNBG ate them as they softened up and fell apart.

I guess my LMB favor Junior Mints over croutons.


AL


Link Copied to Clipboard
Today's Birthdays
There are no members with birthdays on this day.
Recent Posts
TadpolePalooza!
by nvcdl - 05/26/24 07:18 PM
What did you do at your pond today?
by H20fwler - 05/26/24 06:32 PM
Help with Bass eye growth issue
by Tinylake - 05/26/24 05:50 PM
New 2 acre pond stocking plan
by Sunil - 05/26/24 02:36 PM
Ideal food/pellet size?
by Boondoggle - 05/26/24 11:21 AM
What might be attacking our fish?
by esshup - 05/26/24 10:57 AM
Stocking Bass
by Snipe - 05/25/24 04:40 PM
First catch from new pond
by FishinRod - 05/25/24 04:22 PM
Can a pond lose just one species of fish?
by Snipe - 05/24/24 10:25 PM
Spillway recovery from record rains
by gehajake - 05/24/24 12:50 PM
Water hyacinth woes: Dredging?
by RossC - 05/23/24 07:57 PM
Water Test Report - Adjusting PH?
by Boondoggle - 05/23/24 04:15 PM
Newly Uploaded Images
Eagles Over The Pond Yesterday
Eagles Over The Pond Yesterday
by Tbar, December 10
Deer at Theo's 2023
Deer at Theo's 2023
by Theo Gallus, November 13
Minnow identification
Minnow identification
by Mike Troyer, October 6
Sharing the Food
Sharing the Food
by FishinRod, September 9
Nice BGxRES
Nice BGxRES
by Theo Gallus, July 28
Snake Identification
Snake Identification
by Rangersedge, July 12

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

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5