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from bandes2 on 05.10.10
go catch a bunch of bream and throw them in the pond. I had the same problem and that solved it
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...
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.
cgull is correct. Too many bass.
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!
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.
yep your fish need more food
Yep sounds like not enough food. A healthy population of bluegill is recommended.
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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