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Old 04-10-2007, 06:35 PM
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I've found a pond out between my house and the river 2-3 years ago and it's like 4 acres total. It's some sort of a pit and it's REALLY DEEP in the middle... at least 20+ feet and it never dries out.

OK well this thing swarms with grasshoppers/locusts/crickets and has a good population of turtles, snakes, water bugs and other wildlife that can fly or walk... I've tested the waters with my testing kit for my aquarium and everything is within parameters... the only thing it's lacking is FISH! Reason: It was created about 10 years ago and sits on top of a hill well above ANY other body of water and it has about a 12 acre field that drains into it.

So here is my question...
I was going to put some fish into it... not many... just something to get started. I was hoping maybe Stripers (favorite fish to catch) but more likely bass, catfish and sunfish *pond fish*. Of course I'll put other stuff in there like Crawfish, snails, and other fish edible critters.

Anybody have any ideas or thoughts? I'll only be putting native species in and most likely whatever I catch out of the river that flows about 100 yards away from it...

I think it will be pretty cool since I could potentially have my own little honey hole
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I would be think twice about strippers. As they grow they will eat all the other fish. They need a large body of water not to depleat the whole population.

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Old 04-10-2007, 06:51 PM
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There's some stripers in some of the towns ponds. There's only a few so they can't really school up and really feed!

I'd really like some stripers though! LOL Big, hard fighters. I wouldn't mind them eating all the sunfish and stuff LOL.

I think bass, sunfish, catfish are gonna be what goes in there...
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:56 PM
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I don't think stripper will reproduce in that small body of water- also caution you about putting crappie in a small body of water, as they prolific breeders and end up over populating the pond. Then all you end up with is a bunch of small crappie.
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Thats cool i would go with the bass & perch they will do fine. Dose fresh water ever go in to it?Besides rain fall.
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Find out what is native to the area, use what is native.
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Old 04-10-2007, 07:48 PM
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Bass, sunfish, cat all native.

It was just wishful thinking to put stripers in there LOL. The pond is HUGE though... so I was really hoping I would get the oppurtunity to throw a 5" plug out there and chug along the surface until that things goes BOOOOM! LOL
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Old 04-12-2007, 02:29 PM
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Well fella's here is 1/2 the pond! The other half is on the right hand side of the penninsula



Here is the right side, the beggining of the penninsula...


Here is the penninsula and the middle of the pond...


And here is the left hand side of the pond...




Once again this is just a tad over 1/2 the pond - the other half is on the other side of this penninsula and looks exactly the same!
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Old 04-12-2007, 03:18 PM
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I have a 1 acre pond in SE Alabama. I have Bass and Bream (Sunfish) in mine. I'm told that they do good just about anywhere. They are probably a sound choice. By the way - a nice looking pond.
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Too bad I can't call the lake MINE... it's on the common ground for the neighborhood I'm in - and there's a total of 65 houses.

Bass and Bream will be put in there...

There will be NO CARP what soever put in there though!
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