Hello everyone - new member here! Anyway, I found a pond near my house (about 1 acre size) with big bluegill. As far as I know, it has no bass. Without bass, wouldn't a small pond only contain stunted bluegills? Nobody fishes it that I know of (except for me) and nobody "feeds" the fish.
My point is....in the absence of bass (to eat the young bluegills) can the larger bluegills themselves eat enough of their own young to keep their population down to the point where they won't get stunted?
Can anyone explain this, or have any experience in this arena?