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Q:
why do my bass in my pond have a big head but a skinny body

from bandes2 on 05.10.10

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from blake425 wrote 3 years 51 weeks ago

go catch a bunch of bream and throw them in the pond. I had the same problem and that solved it

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from Montanagyrene wrote 4 years 7 weeks ago

Just a thought about cgull's suggestion-some F & G might not be too happy about 'private stocking' of other bodies of water...Maybe ask around & see if someone might like some to start a resident population in his/her own pond...

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from hman wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Be certain that you get fatheads, shiners or minnows appropriate for your location and the size of your pond. Carp, suckers and others may damage the habitat.

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from Ishi wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

cgull is correct. Too many bass.

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from Old Salts wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Need to go down to your bait shop and load up on minnows and put them into your pond. Besides, they will take care of mosquitoes etc!

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from cgull wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

too many bass not enough food to go around = stunted and smaller bass. Catch and remove someof the bass. I have to do this from time to time in one of my ponds. I'll catch 10-20 and toss em in a areated ice chest then haul to the river a quarter mile down the road.

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from vork23 wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

yep your fish need more food

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from HawkEye wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Yep sounds like not enough food. A healthy population of bluegill is recommended.

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from Fritz Dreyer wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

I agree with Old Salts, They are stunted because of lack of food source. you might be able to put some fathead minnows in the pond, to help out until you can get some of them out of there. Probably have to many in there also. good luck with them

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from Old Salts wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

Poor diet

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from Old Salts wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

Poor diet

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from Fritz Dreyer wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

I agree with Old Salts, They are stunted because of lack of food source. you might be able to put some fathead minnows in the pond, to help out until you can get some of them out of there. Probably have to many in there also. good luck with them

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from cgull wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

too many bass not enough food to go around = stunted and smaller bass. Catch and remove someof the bass. I have to do this from time to time in one of my ponds. I'll catch 10-20 and toss em in a areated ice chest then haul to the river a quarter mile down the road.

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from Ishi wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

cgull is correct. Too many bass.

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from HawkEye wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Yep sounds like not enough food. A healthy population of bluegill is recommended.

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from vork23 wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

yep your fish need more food

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from Old Salts wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Need to go down to your bait shop and load up on minnows and put them into your pond. Besides, they will take care of mosquitoes etc!

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from hman wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Be certain that you get fatheads, shiners or minnows appropriate for your location and the size of your pond. Carp, suckers and others may damage the habitat.

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from Montanagyrene wrote 4 years 7 weeks ago

Just a thought about cgull's suggestion-some F & G might not be too happy about 'private stocking' of other bodies of water...Maybe ask around & see if someone might like some to start a resident population in his/her own pond...

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from blake425 wrote 3 years 51 weeks ago

go catch a bunch of bream and throw them in the pond. I had the same problem and that solved it

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