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Strengthening the Catfish Population #13017929
01/05/19 02:58 AM
01/05/19 02:58 AM
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Dan_n_Texas Offline OP
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A friend has a small pond (maybe 3/4 acre) and it has catfish but they don't seem to grow much. How would you experts recommend strengthening his catfish population?

Feeder?
Brining in several hundred small sunfish?
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Re: Strengthening the Catfish Population [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13018413
01/05/19 05:26 PM
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Catfish growth is related to how much they eat/availability, so my 2 pennies would be to add a feeder. Get a good quality feed, let them eat what they can in 15 min., stock some bluegill (do well on feed--1 pound plus BG), and then enjoy the fishery.
Key thing would be harvesting your catfish to allow for size and population density, so the pond can carry larger fish--keep record of # of fish harvested for later restocking also.

Catfish are a great fish to get new anglers involved and normally considered a put n take species in small ponds.

I think you could develop an excellent catfish pond if done thoughtfully.

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Re: Strengthening the Catfish Population [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13025226
01/11/19 01:06 AM
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when we had a tank
& fed with a feeder
they would not eat any kind of bait

the bluegill became huge

Re: Strengthening the Catfish Population [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13025291
01/11/19 02:06 AM
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Decrease population and increase feeding

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