scottaa1 wrote:at 40 acres, does that still qualify as a pond? And will they have anything to eat in the 3 acre pond? Hopefully it won't upset the balance too greatly to add a number of new fish.
Too bad I don't have a cast net and live closer. Find a way to bring them hungry bass up and catch them like ballyhoo.
Yeah, I'd consider a 40 acre body of water a lake myself, but he referred to it as a pond, so I guess I will too. Honestly, I haven't visited either of these ponds, but I'm being told from my friend that the forage is there. He thinks there's too much, but I reassured him, when it comes to bass, there is no such thing. The thing that does concern me, regarding the balance, would be the possible absence of bluegill. You basically need bluegill to keep the balance and if he's got as much forage (minnows) as he says, he may not have enough bluegill to sustain a quality bass fishery. We'll have to look into that. The bass we will be misplacing are only 1"-2.5" so they could possibly stock larger bluegill and be ok. They should spawn regardless.
I've never used a siene net or any other trapping method. Would love to electrofish, actually, but don't have that equipment, obviously. So we'll do it old school. I'm sure I can find plenty of volunteers. Knapp?