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Should a large predator fish be stocked in this pond

  • Yes (something like smallmouth or largemouth bass)

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  • No just leave it as it is

    Votes: 23 74.2%
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There is a small pond in a public park not far from my house.

It's not a really a fishing pond but apparently during a big flood fish got into it.

I have seen or caught gambusia, golden shiner, bluegill sunfish and green sunfish out of this pond. Mostly very small green sunfish.

My question is would it be a good or worthwhile idea to ask the NCWRC is they would consider stocking the pond with a large predator fish i(if the town goes along with it too)?
 

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I'd say because of the environment NO.
 

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By the looks of that pond in the picture, I would have to say leave it as it now is. I am not certain if it could support a pred for long and everyone that has replied have outlined most of the critical concerns.
Enjoy what it now supports and have fun.
 

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Sounds like a good place to pick up CATFISH bait!!
 

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If what we are seeing in the photo is 2/3's of the pond, leave it alone. The state will not spend money on this type of project. Normally it has to have water coming into and running out of a pond, those waters are state waters. Small holes like this are not.

Looks like a good dry spell will dry it up, stick to it as your own bait tank.


Tight line <*)))))>{
 

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Stick yo the bait tank idea....... I have one myself... small farm pond just full of bream and sunfish... and now it has one big channel cat in it.... or it did last time I caught him..... Gotta love those big ol bait tanks!!!
 
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