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How do Fish Get There? #14097103 08/16/21 05:48 PM
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I fish a lot of spots that are a bit unusual. Quarries, drainage ponds, any puddle big enough to possibly hold a fish. Some of these places are miles from any other source of water. A pond I fish in Midland is only accessible by 4x4 and it has LMB, Perch, and Gar. This is well over a hundred miles from any lake or river. How do these fish come to be in places like this? It isn't as if someone stocked gar way out there. How do fish travel?


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Re: How do Fish Get There? [Re: ford1213] #14097116 08/16/21 05:55 PM
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Wading birds. also , everywhere is downstream from somewhere.

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Re: How do Fish Get There? [Re: ford1213] #14097191 08/16/21 06:40 PM
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Re: How do Fish Get There? [Re: ford1213] #14097198 08/16/21 06:44 PM
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About 0.2% of fish eggs pass through a duck's digestive system unharmed.


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Re: How do Fish Get There? [Re: ford1213] #14097410 08/16/21 09:50 PM
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I never thought about duck poo. Intersting


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Re: How do Fish Get There? [Re: ford1213] #14097426 08/16/21 10:16 PM
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I hear that a (small) minnow may get in the feathers of birds in one body of water and be carried to another. True or not, I don't know.


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Re: How do Fish Get There? [Re: Topwater2] #14097430 08/16/21 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Topwater2
I hear that a (small) minnow may get in the feathers of birds in one body of water and be carried to another. True or not, I don't know.


It probably happened ..... once



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Maybe those underground streams bring them in.


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Re: How do Fish Get There? [Re: ford1213] #14097457 08/16/21 10:33 PM
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My neighbor across the street has a 25 acre private lake.... How did hydrilla get there? They keep blaming this stuff on boaters bringing it. I know in 2011 the ponds around here dried up and the following spring when they got water in them, there were baitfish!

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Re: How do Fish Get There? [Re: ford1213] #14098675 08/17/21 09:42 PM
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Someone throws a few in there.


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Re: How do Fish Get There? [Re: Mo] #14098854 08/18/21 12:04 AM
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Believe me, if you saw this pond...it's downstream from nothing. This is that part of west Texas where the ground is sand and even mesquite trees and cactus die off.


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Re: How do Fish Get There? [Re: ford1213] #14099691 08/18/21 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by ford1213
Believe me, if you saw this pond...it's downstream from nothing. This is that part of west Texas where the ground is sand and even mesquite trees and cactus die off.



He speaketh the truth............I used to work in that God forsaken place.


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Re: How do Fish Get There? [Re: ford1213] #14100451 08/19/21 03:31 AM
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Originally Posted by ford1213
Believe me, if you saw this pond...it's downstream from nothing. This is that part of west Texas where the ground is sand and even mesquite trees and cactus die off.


Back in the 70's before grass carp were introduced to Lake Conroe, every farm pond around the lake was loaded with hydrilla.


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Re: How do Fish Get There? [Re: ford1213] #14101368 08/19/21 10:14 PM
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I've heard that kingfishers (the birds) purposely stock small bodies of water.

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