5 year old buck +
Was out at the farm today and it wont be long until the family is able to ice skate! Supposed to dip down below zero this weekend.
Just wondering why you chose the shapes of your ponds. Was it the natural lay of the land, or is there wildlife/hunting strategy involved?
Perfect flathead bait! And it is amazing how fish find a way in.I was out at the farm Saturday spot spraying some cattails and saw what I thought to be a good sized fish in the shallows compared to what I know that we stocked. At first I thought it was one of the bass but it stayed in one place like a spawning fish would, then I saw what looked like white edges on tail and fins...it was over a cleared spot on the bottom and as I looked there were a few others just like it a few feet away.
To me it looked like bluegills, the one thing I did not really want in the pond! I went back to the truck grabbed a fly rod and caught two of them pretty fast...yep bluegills, or more accurately I think green sunfish. It was neat catching fish for the first time ever in the pond and made me feel a little better about putting some crappies in the pond after reading some of the comments on here. So the "sunfish" are here to stay I guess I'm not that worried about it, I'll stock a few more bass next spring and it will give the boys something to ice fish for besides crappies.
It is crazy how they just showed up in a three year old pond and are big enough to be spawning already, had to have been there last summer too?
First fish ever out of the pond
At least they will be easy for kids to catch.
I haven't seen those before will be interesting to see how they work.I have 5 new cedar ones out now
What's the duck report? Any new activity around your boxes?