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aaronb023
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re: Keeping bass from a lake/pond


check out the pond boss forums. they have some formulas to find out how many pounds you should cull a year per surface acre. I wanna say its about 40-50 pounds per acre/year for bass and bream. my fish are still babies so I haven't gotten to start culling yet. already started stocking up on peanut oil though





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jmtigers
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re: Keeping bass from a lake/pond


5 acre lake w/ bass, bream, sac-a-lait, few cats - Typical trip i catch one or two 4-6 lbers, and a few small ones. The small ones are usually around 12" fish.

I cant be sure but i think maybe one other guy fishes regularly, and i'm not sure if he keeps anything. I have been catch and release mainly cause i never catch a mess of 2lbers.

What should i keep? There seems to be tons of bream in the lake and not much cover as far as grass but it does have some nice depth to it around 12 feet in the middle.






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Rayvegas1484
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re: Keeping bass from a lake/pond


I usually keep bass that are 2-2.5 pounds . Thats just my preferance . dont like them much bigger than that. But i only keep bass about 3 times a year





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The Last Coco
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re: Keeping bass from a lake/pond


quote:

Here is an actual pic


Take that picture down if you want the place to be left alone. I don't know you or where you grew up and it took me less than 5 minutes to find that lake on google maps. Just sayin.






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Hammertime
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re: Keeping bass from a lake/pond


roger that. forgot to







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Cdawg
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re: Keeping bass from a lake/pond


We have a 40ac lake and have always tried to do per the LSU/AG recommendations:

bass stocked as fingerlings should
be allowed to remain in the pond until the second
summer after stocking. In most cases, no more than
30 to 35 pounds of bass per acre per year can be
removed from a fertilized pond if balanced populations
are to be maintained. This limit is reduced to
15-20 pounds in unfertilized ponds.
Whether you keep track of numbers or pounds
of fish, most of the fish harvested from a bass-bream
pond should be bream. A general recommendation is
to harvest at least 5 pounds and as much as 10 pounds
of bream for every pound of bass. In many instances,
any bluegill which is caught should be removed from
the pond, whether it is large enough to eat or not.
Redear sunfish are not as prolific as bluegill, and may
be thrown back except when bream populations are
extremely high.


LINK

we have a pretty good balance of both large/small bass and bream. I always pull out the bass that are 1-2lbs every time we fish it and keep every bream and throw them in our tank that's about qtr-half acre.






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sloopy
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re: Keeping bass from a lake/pond


Damn man, I was just joking. You might have just screwed that place.





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Hammertime
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apples
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gated anyway, and you can only fish one spot without a boat....which you would have to bring through a yard





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sloopy
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nola
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re: Keeping bass from a lake/pond


That's why you launch at night.





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sherrifftaylor
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How would these guidelines change if I feed my fish on a daily basis! I have a small but deep pond in my yard. I stocked with hybrids caught from another pond and also a few bass from another pond. The eight or so bass were all less than a pound when I turned them loose. Then yesterday my son caught this one. First one even close to that size.





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AlxTgr
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re: Keeping bass from a lake/pond


What's with the water color?

Is that a wife-beater?

Nice size on the glasses edit






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sloopy
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nola
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Your pond is the wrong color, but nicer than nascar's.





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sherrifftaylor
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It's also full of catfish, which I think they keep the water muddy, so I dyed the water a couple of summers ago and when the dye wears off it looks like that. Fixin to dye it again cause now if I don't the algae goes crazy when it gets hot.





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sherrifftaylor
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quote:

Your pond is the wrong color, but nicer than nascar's.

That might be the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me!






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The Last Coco
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re: Keeping bass from a lake/pond


You using copper sulfate?





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Cdawg
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re: Keeping bass from a lake/pond


quote:

What's with the water color?

I was about to ask him that was in Texas b/c we don't add anything to our water and that's the color during winter time until we get some pondweed growth.






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sherrifftaylor
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I am not. I know the water needs some sort of treatment but everything that's do-it-yourself that I've found is harmfully to fish. The fish are healthy and they are reproducing, but water clarity has been an ongoing problem.





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Hammertime
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apples
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re: Keeping bass from a lake/pond


You can't just leave it regular pond color? I can see maybe 3ft down on a clear day in some ponds. Others are only like a foot.

It isn't supposed to be a pool






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Conch Shell
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re: Keeping bass from a lake/pond


This site might have something useful. Pond Boss







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sherrifftaylor
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Well, when I first dyed it, it was like chocolate milk. Now it's clear to about 12"-14" but like I said, now the green hue facilitates algae growth, so now I'm caught in a vicious loop.





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