I'm interested in raising large Pumpkinseeds in my pond next spring.
The largest PS's I trapped this year were 6 inches. I plan on building a cage, and put in the largest males i can trap from the pond, and feed them heavily.
My question is determining the sex of the PS's. I have the march-april 2006 issue of Pond Boss which discusses sexing Bluegill, but does this hold true for PS's, in reference to Opercle flap, Scale tipping, Genital Pore, and Caudal Spot.
I would appreciate any info from the experts.