Pond & Lake Managment
Establishing Spawning Areas
Have you ever noticed the quality of fishing in most impoundments will run in cycles with some years being very rewarding, while other years the fishing may seem to level off and become flat, or maybe just drop off altogether. With few exceptions, this can almost always be traced to poor reproduction and/or limited reproduction survival. One of the most effective ways to prevent this from occurring, is to establish spawning areas for all of your fish, both predator and prey.
Bass, Crappie and Bluegill
For Bass, Crappie and Bluegill, we recommend placing pea gravel in a level area in your pond at a depth of about 3 to 5 feet. Bass, Crappie, and Bluegill will all spawn by building beds or bowls, and laying their eggs inside them. This will keep the eggs compacted in one area which will help the adult fish to guard against turtles and other predators. 8 to 10 piles per acre should be put in with approximately 3 gallons of rock per pile. The piles should each be at least 4 feet apart.
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