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These links provided by Ewest will take you to two good discussions regarding the use of crappie in ponds. The second one is our collective outstanding work on Crappie in ponds.NOTE: the acronymn for black crappie is BCP, not BC, BC = blue catfish.
Other acronyms for crappie: BNCP = black nose crappie, HCP & HBCP = hybrid crappie, WCP = white crappie.


https://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=13886

https://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=62470



Crappie pond info:
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=51193

Pictures of dandy sized HYBRID crappie from teehjaeh57 - Nebraska
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=488070#Post488070

Commentary. The current practical application fishery science needs some brave sole with a smaller pond 0.5-1ac who is willing to try black crappie with HSB and or LMB as predators. This combination could teach every pond owner something. Pellet feeding of the predators on an as needed basis for the amount of predation pressure required on the BCP could be a successful management method.

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Here is the link which contains links to many PB threads on Crappie in ponds.
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Crappie Pond
http://www.pondboss.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=5;t=000461


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Some reconstructed Crappie Pond links (2/12/08):
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Those dang crappie
Crappie
Giant Crappie
Crappie Pond (1)
Crappie pond (2)

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Hybrid Crappie(Black X White --- Magnolia Crappie) discussion with links.

http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=192634&page=1

Here are some more posts about hybrid crappie and other crappie:

http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=331796#Post331796

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Another discussion (Feb 2014) about crappie in ponds. Experiences are shared.
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=366833&page=1

Here is a link to some information comparing hybrid crappie and black nose crappie.
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=370217#Post370217

More discussion about Hybrid Crappie
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=425956#Post425956

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Here is an example and a testimony from Tums (PBmember) about first year crappie growth rates when stocked as fingerlings. Sportfish will grow very fast when placed in a pond full of natural forage food, minnows, or high protein fish pellets.
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=369081#Post369081

Here is an update and background for Tums 3 ac pond with black crappie in Alabama.
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=390179#Post390179

Another update from tums at 23 months of growth in AL.
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=403339#Post403339

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This thread shows the gill rakers of a crappie BCP and compares them to those of a redear sunfish RES.
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=375542&page=1


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Here is a formula for growing crappie in a pond. http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=377225#Post377225

Here is a link to some handy nice Excel calculators for relative weights for BCP (blk crappie). Plus standard weights for LMB, HSB, Black and White Crappie.
http://texasprolakemanagement.com/blog/relative-weight-calculators

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Here is a link to a PBoss thread where forum members post information about how crappie are performing in their ponds.

BCP MANAGEMENT IDEAS
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=400506#Post400506

BCP good results in a pond (dlowrence in IL) with results of a electrofishing survey.
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=504203#Post504203

Crappie with gizzard shad?
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=406666#Post406666

Crappie Experiences
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=289406

Adding a few at the wrong time can cause unexpected problems
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=463369#Post463369


Long discussion of crappie
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=434014&page=1




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Here is a very good discussion about artificial structure and how it relates to crappie management and production.
http://magnoliacrappieclub.com/articles.asp?ID=4
Note: this important statement in the discussion of the link:
“While both black bass and crappie are nest-making species, different paths are pursued after the spawn,” Gilliland explains. “Bass fry come off the nest and look for cover — weeds, rock, gravel or brush. But little crappie tend to be pelagic. They move offshore to open water to feed on plankton. Fish attractors do not serve as nursery habitat for crappie fry.” This fact about very young crappie is why HSB are very good at reducing recruitment of young crappie.


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Discussion of crappie management, plus a harvest guideline spreadsheet
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=511643&page=1


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Discussion of one fishery option for growing crappie that works in a 35 ac Oregon lake.
https://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=560250#Post560250


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