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Old 03-18-2016, 05:37 PM   #251
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Very nice!
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Old 03-20-2016, 10:51 AM   #252
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Let me know how y'all feel about the crawfish in a couple months. I got the ok from my boss to do the same thing for some ponds at work, just waiting for them to get cheaper first
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Old 03-23-2016, 05:19 PM   #253
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WOW!!!! Only in my dreams. Great job, I'm soooo jealous.
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Old 03-24-2016, 12:03 AM   #254
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I saw where you said y'all didn't shoot ducks here in 2015, how about this year? Agreed on this being one of the better running threads on TBH
No ducks from this one in 15-16 either. Never saw any good numbers on it either. Was a weird year in that area of the world with a lot of water all around, but this property has a couple duck holes that produce good duck numbers each season. We checked it often and hoped it would serve as a resting area, but never saw more than a few wood ducks on it.

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Let me know how y'all feel about the crawfish in a couple months. I got the ok from my boss to do the same thing for some ponds at work, just waiting for them to get cheaper first
Will do. Hoping to sneak out there and wet a line some time soon.

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WOW!!!! Only in my dreams. Great job, I'm soooo jealous.
I'm just the photographer, part time laborer, idea committee member, and cold beer conversion device. Owner did mention something about french benefits, but I'm not cajun enough to understand what that means.
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:20 PM   #255
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Bumping this thread - how's the fishing been with it warming up?
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Old 05-25-2016, 04:10 PM   #256
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Bumping this thread - how's the fishing been with it warming up?
Sorry to say I haven't been out there yet this year. Fish are growing well from what I hear. Will get an update next time I talk with him. Thanks for asking
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Old 05-31-2016, 04:55 PM   #257
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Snuck out there to fish this past weekend and was a great time. Fish are still pretty easy to catch and putting on good weight.
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Old 05-31-2016, 10:50 PM   #258
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So you say...but how are we really to know...?


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Old 06-01-2016, 09:31 AM   #259
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Old 06-02-2016, 04:00 PM   #260
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There are definitely 3 different age class of fish. This years are small, last years are most of the fish in the pics, and finally the first year fish that are getting healthy. This was the first time the fish acted like they were supposed to in terms of concentrating on the humps/windrows/and structure.

We threw everything back in except one. Belly had a combination of crawfish and shad.

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The discharge from under the dock. The well makes a bunch of water.
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The bait fish are aggressive
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Don't tell my son, but my little girl is the fisher in the family.
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She got tired of the rod and reel and tried just free lining it. Nothing bit
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Back in the boat she showed us how it was done. Dale Mo, she caught all of these casting at your "fish boxes". Its like cheating when you know what is on the bottom.
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Old 06-07-2016, 09:07 AM   #261
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Green sunfish. Pretty darn fun to catch, but not really desirable at all from a pond Mgmt point of view. With their aggressiveness and mouth size, they are more predator than bait. They are not near as prolific as bluegill are in terms of being a "baitfish." I pretty much never put any green sunfish back in the pond that I catch.
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Old 06-07-2016, 09:15 AM   #262
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Green sunfish. Pretty darn fun to catch, but not really desirable at all from a pond Mgmt point of view. With their aggressiveness and mouth size, they are more predator than bait. They are not near as prolific as bluegill are in terms of being a "baitfish." I pretty much never put any green sunfish back in the pond that I catch.
We have two ponds stocked specifically with green sunfish for the sole purpose of bait. We've found they stay alive longer on the hook than any other bait Fish we've tried.
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Old 06-07-2016, 11:40 AM   #263
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Gotcha. That makes sense. When you said, "bait fish" I was thinking actual bait fish. Greenies are dang hardy.
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Old 10-27-2016, 02:41 PM   #264
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How is this pond doing? Mainly curious about the crawfish.


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Old 10-27-2016, 04:28 PM   #265
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Me too. I sure have enjoyed following along on this project. Makes our 3 acre pond look like the slums
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Old 10-27-2016, 04:33 PM   #266
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Awesome thread. Would love to do this someday.
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:10 PM   #267
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Sorry about the missed responses. Lake is doing well. Big fish starting to come out of it and looking forward to what next spring brings.
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Old Yesterday, 10:46 AM   #268
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This is awesome
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Old Yesterday, 12:01 PM   #269
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Did I mention the manufacturer of those blocks requires that I make an inspection every spring....with my son?


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