Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Gobbler

Pond management

Recommended Posts

Our family owns a 4 acre pond in north central Louisiana which has an average depth of about 6 feet. It is approximately 8 years old and was originally stocked with fathead minnows, bream, florida bass, and channel catfish. Since then some crappie have found there way in and we have added threadfin shad for forage. We fertilize every spring and harvest all the bream and catfish we can while trying to manage the bass.

We are unsure of our bass management strategies and successes. One thing we chose to do was mark and count the bass we caught to get a feel for the numbers and sizes. From March 2007 through October 2007 we have caught 82 bass with 34 being caught at least a second time. During this time we have caught five fish over 5 pounds, 12 fish between 2-5 pounds with the remainder being smaller. I feel conficent we have a good food chain and wonder if our fish just aren't hungry enough to catch more quality fish.

My main question is how many bass per acre should our pond hold?

If you have any other management suggestions I would love to hear them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    fishing reels

    fishing reels

    fishing

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×
×
  • Create New...