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#11723928 - 07/15/16 07:48 AM Bass Pics From My Pond.......
Tbar Offline
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Registered: 11/23/08
Posts: 243
I have a little 5 acre pond that is producing some nice bass. Hear are a few pics. I started a management program last year to further improve the population.










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#11724127 - 07/15/16 09:21 AM Re: Bass Pics From My Pond....... [Re: Tbar]
Cast Online   content
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Registered: 07/31/12
Posts: 6701
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Looks like you done good!
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#11724554 - 07/15/16 01:11 PM Re: Bass Pics From My Pond....... [Re: Tbar]
Meadowlark Offline
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Registered: 11/04/04
Posts: 3000
Loc: East Texas
Nice fish...and good looking pond water. Well done!

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#11724916 - 07/15/16 04:03 PM Re: Bass Pics From My Pond....... [Re: Tbar]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Nice fish! Good job on the pond. cheers




Side Note: welcome To the Texas Fishing Forum. Glad to have you on board. thumb
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#11726315 - 07/16/16 03:24 PM Re: Bass Pics From My Pond....... [Re: Tbar]
Tbar Offline
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Registered: 11/23/08
Posts: 243
I had Overtons Fisheries and an A&M biologist come out and do the Electrofishing survey. It was very interesting. All the fish shocked to the surface were put into a live well to be measured and weighed. Based on the survey results I was given a report showing the quality of my fish compared to other Texas ponds/lakes. They also suggested what I could do to improve the quality of my bass.







Electrofishing



Electrofishing



Catching another one.



Weighing, measuring and recording.



Weighing, measuring and recording.




Visual inspection.


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#11726317 - 07/16/16 03:25 PM Re: Bass Pics From My Pond....... [Re: Tbar]
Tbar Offline
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Registered: 11/23/08
Posts: 243
Here are some excerpts from the electro-fishing survey I had done.




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#11726327 - 07/16/16 03:30 PM Re: Bass Pics From My Pond....... [Re: Tbar]
Tbar Offline
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Registered: 11/23/08
Posts: 243
Fish Delivery Day......

To supplement the diet of the Large Mouth Bass in my pond Overton Fisheries added some Coppernose Bluegill, some Tilapia and Red Eared Sunfish.

The Coppernose Bluegill reproduce rapidly(10,000-60,000 eggs per spawn), readily eat pelletized feed and grow 1-2 pounds. They are a great food source for the bass.
http://overtonfisheries.com/Stocker-Fish/Sport-Fish/Coppernose-Bluegill

The Tilapia spawn every 3-4 weeks and the young take the stress off the Bluegills as bass forage upon them. They also eat algae which I have an over abundance of right now.
http://overtonfisheries.com/Stocker-Fish/Forage-Fish/Mozambique-Tilapia
http://overtonfisheries.com/Portals/0/Forage%20Fish/01_RockingTilapia_0304a.pdf

Finally we added 1000 Redear Sunfish to help break the cycle of the parasites that were observed on some of the bass when we did the electrofishing survey.
http://overtonfisheries.com/Stocker-Fish/Forage-Fish/Redear-Sunfish





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#11728856 - 07/18/16 12:37 PM Re: Bass Pics From My Pond....... [Re: Tbar]
tin man 55 Offline
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Registered: 07/30/15
Posts: 162
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
very interesting; I hope some day to retire to the country and have a 15-20 acre pond to manage like this.

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#11728885 - 07/18/16 12:55 PM Re: Bass Pics From My Pond....... [Re: Tbar]
roadtrip Offline
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Registered: 04/26/02
Posts: 11669
Loc: Terrell/Dallas
Holy Cow!
Nice fishes!
Dang good job T-Bar! Sounds like you put in a lot of time, work, and research.
Congratulations.
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#11729093 - 07/18/16 03:24 PM Re: Bass Pics From My Pond....... [Re: Tbar]
Tbar Offline
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Registered: 11/23/08
Posts: 243
They anesthetize the fish with clove oil to keep them calm while in the live well so they didn't jump out. It only takes a very small amount to do the job(about 3-4 drops per 5gals).

Walla......calm/anesthetized fish. The fish came out of their stooper about 5 minutes after being released back into the pond. thumb
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#11735792 - 07/21/16 10:57 PM Re: Bass Pics From My Pond....... [Re: Tbar]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 41111
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Awesome post! cheers
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#11735797 - 07/21/16 11:01 PM Re: Bass Pics From My Pond....... [Re: Tbar]
dustinmoorman Offline
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Registered: 07/18/16
Posts: 134
Loc: Rockwall, Tx
Wow this is incredible!
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#11735813 - 07/21/16 11:15 PM Re: Bass Pics From My Pond....... [Re: Tbar]
buton Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/28/10
Posts: 1405
Loc: Cypress,Tx
great reading !!!!
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#11737802 - 07/23/16 08:20 AM Re: Bass Pics From My Pond....... [Re: Tbar]
Dan90210 ☮ Offline
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Registered: 11/18/09
Posts: 25827
Loc: Denton County
Very cool!

Thanks for sharing.
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Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.

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#11738626 - 07/23/16 08:00 PM Re: Bass Pics From My Pond....... [Re: Tbar]
Bass&More Offline
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Registered: 06/04/08
Posts: 8798
Loc: Jack County
Nice job and pics, thanks for sharing cheers peep

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