The Best Forage Fish for Ponds and Raising Trophy Bass | Great Days Outdoors

This is Huntin’ Land, the podcast for landowners and land hunters; with how-to’s for habitat management and land investment. If you own, manage, or dream of owning land, this is the podcast for you. On this episode, we’re talking with Norm Latona of Southeastern Pond Management and we’re going to learn all about the best forage fish for ponds and how to select the best minnows for ponds whether you’re interested in raising trophy bass or creating tonight’s dinner. We’ll cover Golden Shiner stocking, stocking fathead minnows, and threadfin shad stocking amongst others.

 

 

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Some of the questions we’ll cover this week discussing The Best Forage Fish for Ponds and Raising Trophy Bass

Defining the various forage fish for bass ponds.

How many different types of forage fish for ponds do you utilize?

Favorites for Raising trophy bass.

What makes a minnow a minnow?

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What are the best minnows for ponds?

Is Golden Shiner stocking the end all be all of forage fish for ponds?

What makes you choose one over the other?

Under what conditions should we introduce forage fish for ponds?

What time of year? Water Temperatures?

Do we need to manipulate water levels?

How many forage fish should we introduce?

When determining the amount of forage fish for ponds?

How do you go about determining the right amount to introduce?

Can you introduce too many and what are the consequences?

Are the requirements different if we’re interested in raising trophy bass?

How often do we need to introduce forage fish?

Does the schedule differ for raising trophy bass?

How long will those forage fish last?

Why forage fish and not fish food? Are they mutually exclusive?

Golden shiner stocking, stocking fathead minnows, and threadfin shad stocking

What are the best minnows for ponds when it comes to cost and benefit?

If you had to pick one forage fish for ponds, what would it be?

 

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Best Forage Fish for Ponds forage fish for ponds Raising Trophy Bass threadfin shad stocking Golden shiner stocking

 

Important Links:

Southeastern Pond Management website

 

 

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