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#11552374 - 04/19/16 11:44 AM Making Sunfish Happy
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I have a small clear water 1 1/2 acre pond on my property here in Edom. I bought the place 3 years ago and at that time, the pond had a few black bass, one big catfish, and a nice population of sunfish. I started feeding them regularly, and the sunfish started putting on some weight. Lately, though, they have lost enthusiasm for the floating feed I put out. Thinking they might like a little meat, I started mixing a can of old fashioned cat food in with their dry food. The result was amazing. They are now eating very aggressively. I expect they will grow very nicely this summer. I have not harvested any to date, but I think I will keep a few for the frying pan this year.

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#11552423 - 04/19/16 12:09 PM Re: Making Sunfish Happy [Re: jfe]
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#11552479 - 04/19/16 12:42 PM Re: Making Sunfish Happy [Re: Cast]
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Thanks, Cast. smile

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#11552631 - 04/19/16 01:41 PM Re: Making Sunfish Happy [Re: jfe]
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What kind/kinds of Sunfish?
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#11552673 - 04/19/16 02:00 PM Re: Making Sunfish Happy [Re: Fitz®]
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The only kind I remember for sure is bream. I think maybe some red ear, but it's been a long time since I caught some and looked them up. I will do that again soon and report back.

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#11553119 - 04/19/16 06:03 PM Re: Making Sunfish Happy [Re: jfe]
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jfe,

There is that bluegill fishing lake with cabins for rent over off of Hwy 19 near Eustace and I have read they have both numbers and size in there.

It might be interesting for you to find out if they are supplementally feeding their panfish.

I would think you'd need to do some culling to manage their size up. Since small ponds don't support shad populations, panfish become the primary food source for your bass. I suppose you'll see some nice sized bass over time . . . eating bluegills.

Brad

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#11553878 - 04/20/16 12:09 AM Re: Making Sunfish Happy [Re: jfe]
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Keep feeding those Gills along with some good pond management and you will have one super nice place to fish. hooked Pond fishing is hard to beat. cheers
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#11553899 - 04/20/16 02:21 AM Re: Making Sunfish Happy [Re: jfe]
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Be careful with pellets and/or supplements Late Spring through Fall. Does bad things to your o2.
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#11554345 - 04/20/16 09:46 AM Re: Making Sunfish Happy [Re: jfe]
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Good pond management plane and simple. woot

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