An increase in lipids from fish oil pre winter will help avoid some of the problems associated with artificial feeding of predatory fish. Feeding them fish like FH or small shad , BBH or alewife with high protein and fish oil lipids content is an excellent way to keep winter feeding problems at bay.
Not so sure that the alewife is so good (at least not exclusively) Fish of that family Alwifes, Gizzard Shad, Threadfine Shad, have a natural thiamine inhibitor and can cause fish to have problems due to a lack of thiamine in their diet. We've seen this in Great Lakes fish thta feed exclusively on alwifes. Early mortalities for one thing.
Last edited by Cecil Baird1; 03/12/0812:41 AM.
If pigs could fly bacon would be harder to come by and there would be a lot of damaged trees.