"What are your goals for the pond, Hugh? 650 is a lot of bluegill for a pond that size - I wouldn't add more than half that many if you're trying to grow trophy bluegill. Along those same lines, I would advise skipping the…"
"I added 7 pound last March ( check out my pictures) clean pond and really added a great food change for my gills and bass, i think in a small pond 1/2 to 3/4 arcers 5 pound ia a great add.
Took about 6 nice 1 pld out late summer. GOOOOOOOOOOOOD on…"
Hey pond dudes and dudettes.I have a 1/2+ acre pond. As noted previously, I had it going good, but lost a lot of fish in a flood...plus my feeder got messed up . The spring, I am adding 650 3-5 inch CN bluegill. I am thinking about Tilapia in May for "fish food" and "human food". Any comments about Tilapia...amounts and effects to the pond...are appreciated! Thanks...Hugh...I will send picks when I get to the cabin.Hughg See More
"Rick.... I am going up to the pond this weekend. It has been 70+ in Memphis but a cold front is coming through. I will get my water temp and take pictures of the pump. It should be nice and relaxing!!!!
"Rick, I stocked the existing pond in 2004 when I bought my weekend cabin. SEPM suggested 1,000 CNBG and 140 cats. I have put in minnows and crawfish. I had BG smacking the water at feeding time and caught several cats over 4lbs. We had a flood and I…"
"I just started trying to add oxygen to my pond. I got a 1/5 hp Wayne Sump Pump ($69) then bought two 90 degree elbows and a piece of 1 1/4 pvc pipe. I set the pump off the dock in 4' water on a concrete block. It pumps 2,700 gph and the water…"
Welcome to a great site Hugh. Hope you enjoy what you find here. Right now, the big discussions are about the last two world record bluegill by the decendants of the ones who caught them. But we will put that aside for a little bit to look at pictures you post, questions you ask, and opinions and answers you give. Or you are welcome to just lurk around, exploring all our pics and posts. We are glad to have you with us.