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My neighbor has decided to create a wildlife sanctuary in her backyard.  I suppose she's trying to bolster the local population of frogs and mosquitoes.  The frogs are fine, and actually nice to listen to at night, but the skeeters form vampiric clouds, even during midday, so I decided to do something about it.  

 

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I thought about buying some goldfish and putting them in there, but if she saw goldfish in there she would know someone dumped them in and might cause a stink.  The next best thing?  Gambusia (mosquito fish) these guys are native and will eat the crap out of some mosquito larvae.  A quick drive to a friend's lake house with net, bucket, and of course a rod in tow, because you can't ever get next to a body of water without at least taking one cast.  An hour and a few dozen mosquito fish later, I'm about to leave and take a cast with a swim jig.  Reel reel reel pop reel reel pop reel WHAM a short fight and there she is, my personal best large mouth bass at 7 lbs.  I wonder if I should thank my neighbor?

 

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Nice looking PB catch.  Hope your neighbor DOESN'T have a Bass Resource account. 

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Gorgeous Bass ~

PB's are Always a Blast

Congrats

A-Jay

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1 hour ago, jbw252 said:

Nice looking PB catch.  Hope your neighbor DOESN'T have a Bass Resource account. 

Haha, well if she fishes I would be absolutely shocked, much less have an account on here.  Maybe if she knew I was posting pictures of her "cess"pool on a forum, it would motivate her to take care of it.  I'll have to remember this fish when I'm swatting mosquitoes when I'm in the garden.

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Maybe it's time to call the your local government's health & inspection offices.

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1 hour ago, jbw252 said:

Maybe it's time to call the your local government's health & inspection offices.

I've tried, nothing they can do about it since it's private property.  The county health department actually are the ones that suggested I throw stuff over the fence into the pool to kill the mosquitoes.  Throwing fish over was my idea though....

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Oh boy... no wonder why you're getting creative.  Our Health department here would be issuing summonses.  Good luck.

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