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#12197729 - 04/13/17 12:15 PM Who needs some bass?
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Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 419
Loc: Grapevine
I'm looking for suggestions on ways to get rid of bass. I manage several small ponds and as anybody knows it's a constant battle to keep numbers down. I am looking for someone who wants some fish. I have simply ran out of places to put them.

I'd really like to find someone that would like to eat them and then I could just put them straight into ice cooler .

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#12197732 - 04/13/17 12:16 PM Re: Who needs some bass? [Re: Chelsea FC]
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#12197831 - 04/13/17 01:07 PM Re: Who needs some bass? [Re: Chelsea FC]
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Loc: Grapevine
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#12198295 - 04/13/17 05:47 PM Re: Who needs some bass? [Re: Chelsea FC]
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Registered: 09/01/15
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Loc: Lake lavon
Let me know! I am also a solar Chelsea parent
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#12245506 - 05/14/17 07:08 PM Re: Who needs some bass? [Re: Chelsea FC]
Blackhill Offline
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Registered: 03/01/17
Posts: 32
Chelsea FC, quick question. I have 4 tanks on our place with 3 stocked. One is pretty small and now only holds mostly dinks. Are they stunted permantly or can I move them. Also if I can just fill a cooler with pond water and catch all the dinks And move em?

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#12245745 - 05/14/17 10:20 PM Re: Who needs some bass? [Re: Chelsea FC]
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Pm sent!

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#12246045 - 05/15/17 09:00 AM Re: Who needs some bass? [Re: Chelsea FC]
Meadowlark Offline
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Registered: 11/04/04
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Loc: East Texas
One easy way to turn small bass into big bass is when you catch small ones, just snip a gill, throw 'em back, and a big bass will eat them.

I've seen so many "pond experts" say you should just throw them out on the bank...but that only feeds the coons and other scavengers. That's a complete waste. It takes an estimated 10 pounds of forage to add 1 pound of weight to a bass...so why waste that valuable forage it took to grow the small bass when you can easily return it to your ecosystem.

First choice would be to eat them or find someone who will but that isn't always a good solution when you have ponds. IMO, the next best route is to snip a gill and turn the small ones into big ones.

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#12246094 - 05/15/17 09:25 AM Re: Who needs some bass? [Re: Meadowlark]
salex Offline
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Registered: 03/24/09
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Loc: NE Texas
Meadowlark,

Good idea. I had not thought of that.
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#12246690 - 05/15/17 03:12 PM Re: Who needs some bass? [Re: Chelsea FC]
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We talking gill or fin?

In my experience they bleed out and die fast if the gills are damaged and bass dont love to eat dead stuff per se.

So we are saying a gill right?
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#12264658 - 05/26/17 03:45 PM Re: Who needs some bass? [Re: Chelsea FC]
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Posts: 444
Loc: Fort Worth
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#12277168 - 06/03/17 05:13 PM Re: Who needs some bass? [Re: Chelsea FC]
Kenja Offline
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Registered: 09/09/14
Posts: 83
Loc: Highland Village
I have a 10 acre pond that has not been managed for years. Not even sure lives in it. Maybe I can help take some off your hands?

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#12426560 - 09/14/17 01:01 PM Re: Who needs some bass? [Re: Chelsea FC]
Woodwzrd Offline
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Registered: 06/22/10
Posts: 244
Loc: IRVING & CANTON TX
where located and are you still wanting to cull some bass ?

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#12426562 - 09/14/17 01:02 PM Re: Who needs some bass? [Re: Chelsea FC]
Woodwzrd Offline
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Registered: 06/22/10
Posts: 244
Loc: IRVING & CANTON TX
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#12433871 - 09/20/17 06:34 AM Re: Who needs some bass? [Re: Chelsea FC]
BrockstaRama Offline
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Registered: 05/07/14
Posts: 62
Loc: Houston, Tx
Dump 50 pounds of crawfish every 3 weeks in season. Not sure where I read that but it apparently helps the genetically stronger fish dominate and grow.
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#12436449 - 09/21/17 10:08 PM Re: Who needs some bass? [Re: Chelsea FC]
RickD78 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/17/16
Posts: 53
Loc: Duncanville, TX.
I have a buddy that would take as many as you can give him, but he would want them alive. Let me know if that will work for you and I'll put you in contact with each other.

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#12492598 - 11/05/17 12:12 AM Re: Who needs some bass? [Re: Chelsea FC]
diesel_Power_House Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/10/15
Posts: 51
Loc: Mid cities, DFW
I’m actually out of work due to an injury and am having a hard time putting food on the table for my family. I’m only in Bedford. I would love to take some of these off your hands!

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#12516001 - 11/25/17 05:02 PM Re: Who needs some bass? [Re: Chelsea FC]
Tbar Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/23/08
Posts: 283
I manage my pond and also have too many bass.

I need to remove several hundred pounds of biomass every year to keep it healthy.

To accomplish that I pull every catfish, crappie and green sunfish regardless of size plus every bass under 14".

When the talapia start dying I try get them out.
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#12540085 - 12/15/17 10:21 PM Re: Who needs some bass? [Re: Chelsea FC]
pil,b Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/30/11
Posts: 1471
Loc: abilene,texas
My son has a 4 acre pond that the home owners are allowed to fish,and when he first started fishing off his dock he caught some 6-8 lb blue cats and I told him it might be good to keep the bass from over populating.It's full of perch and 10"crappie and he catches a lot of 6-8 lb bass that are fat and sassy. Believe the cats keeping it in good shape. His neighbor has caught some 30 lb blues fish

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#12564128 - 01/04/18 01:28 PM Re: Who needs some bass? [Re: Meadowlark]
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Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 2482
Loc: Ovilla, TEXAS
Originally Posted By: Meadowlark
One easy way to turn small bass into big bass is when you catch small ones, just snip a gill, throw 'em back, and a big bass will eat them.


^^^ works.
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