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March 2016 Blog Posts (3)

Pond management (geared to grow big Bream)

Good morning and Happy Easter everyone! I recently was blessed to be buy a new home with a 1/2 acre pond. The pond was well cared for and in good shape. The pond has a few catfish, lots of bass, a few big hybrid bream, and I recently introduced 500 copper nose bluegill, and 50 red ears. What is the best food to ensure these little guys grow up to be trophy bream?

Added by Cobey on March 27, 2016 at 8:11am — 5 Comments

2016 Panfish Guide article by Jim Gronaw

Excellent article in the new Panfish guide by In-Fisherman

"Micro-Jigging" early season panfish covers micro jigs and methods for gills.

Very informative and good ideas.

thanks, Jim

Also has another article about "Bulls across America". Very good also.

Added by dave schuyler on March 17, 2016 at 4:19pm — 1 Comment

What It Takes to Grow Trophy Bluegill in Ponds

Seven years ago, in May 2009, I started managing a handful of ponds just north of my hometown on my own dime, with the goal of creating a trophy bluegill guide service.  There are five ponds on the property that I worked with: 1.1 acre, 1 acre, .9 acre, .5 acre, and .25 acre, a total of 3.75 acres of water.  When I started with that property, all but one of the ponds was choked with watermeal or duckweed or both; one pond had no fish left due to the duckweed, another had only stunted black…

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Added by Walt Foreman on March 8, 2016 at 7:17pm — 5 Comments

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