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Fish Feeding 13 Replies

I have a 5 acre pond with bass,bluegill, crappie, and catfish. I was thinking about getting a protein based food called Aquafeed to feed the fish in order to keep them fat and healthy. Is this a good…Continue

Started by Wade Jones. Last reply by Terry E Brand Aug 16, 2018.

Bad Luck Stories 1 Reply

I caught 4 bluegill Thurs. before I laid my pole down around a post, and went to get my fishing chair. It never got pulled in before when I did this, but it did then. Whatever it was swam all around…Continue

Started by 10.5" RES Sharon. Last reply by David, aka, "McScruff" Jun 22, 2013.

Looking for Rotenone or someone to do it cheap 1 Reply

Thanks for this cool group everyone!  I currently have a 1/4 acre pond that I'm wanting to redo.  I am unable to locate a source for Rotenone or someone to do it for a good price.  I live in MD, so…Continue

Started by Chris Roberts. Last reply by Ryan McCaw Apr 27, 2013.

Skinny bluegill and bass 6 Replies

Hey everyone hope you all are great fishing season and enjoying the summer, unfortunately at my pond the fish are not doing all that great this summer. My pond has always produced 4 to 5 pound bass…Continue

Started by Wade Jones. Last reply by Mike Cross Oct 11, 2012.

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Comment by dick tabbert on March 2, 2012 at 11:28pm

Sharon I'm telling you I think you may have one of nessy's offsprings in you pond. 

 

Comment by Tony Livingston on March 2, 2012 at 8:21pm

That'll get your heart pumping!!

Comment by 10.5" RES Sharon on March 2, 2012 at 7:01pm

Well, speaking of not catching bass I had something rather exciting happen while fishing tonight. The fourth bluegill (5") I caught was eaten by a bass that looked about 19", and fat as could be. I tried to net it before it could spit out the bluegill, but failed of course. I'll be faster next time, ha.

Comment by dick tabbert on March 1, 2012 at 5:57pm

I know sunfish like mussels so my question is what do we need in the pond to replace the mussels. What other parts of the food chain do they need other than insects to survive.

Comment by dick tabbert on March 1, 2012 at 5:47pm

Sharon when I buy my fish they fill the bags with oxygen and tie it shut so the oxygen won't escape out of the bag. 

Comment by C Barb on March 1, 2012 at 5:43pm

Yes Sharon, Mine survived a 3 hour ride bagged. And I have bought fish for my aquariums online and received them in the mail days later. Thats why they pack all of that air in the bags. Most of the time they are really not in danger until the bag goes flat and the air is gone

Comment by Zach Pierce on March 1, 2012 at 3:53pm

Bass are like that, I have only caught 2 since mine were stocked in Dec 2009 and I know they have had to spawn a time or two by now.

 

This year will be the year that the pond will see many changes I bet, or at least be full of so many little fish.  I just hope they do not cause a die off.

 

Comment by 10.5" RES Sharon on February 28, 2012 at 6:44pm

I have bass in there, they seem to be growing, so far this year I have been unable to catch one with any type of bait or lure.  Even putting a small bluegill or minnow on the hook, they ignore it right under their noses. They do come around when I used to feed pellets and eat either the pellets or the fish eating the pellets.

Comment by Walt Foreman on February 28, 2012 at 5:27pm

Sharon, those fish look fine.  This time of year is a good time to transport fish - if you had enough water for them, basically a gallon per pound of fish, you should be fine.  Overton's delivers - I just checked their website.  That would be ideal, since they have commercial fish-hauling tanks that are insulated and keep oxygen pumping to the fish.  And, they probably guarantee live fish if they deliver to you.

 

I don't blame you for wanting to get some of their coppernose stock.  You might think about keeping all of the bluegill under 6" that you catch, and specifically trying to catch out several before you put the Overton's in, just for the sake of making room for the new fish. 

 

Are you getting any bass?  You're definitely making progress - all three of those fish below look pretty healthy.  The top two look really good.

Comment by Tony Livingston on February 28, 2012 at 5:15pm

An hour and a half is a long car ride, I think it would depend on how many fish were in each bag, how much oxygen they put in the bag, and the water temps. Bluegill are a hardy fish and generally travel well if a little thought is given to their transport conditions.

 

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