Spontaneous Regeneration - appearance of fish in unstocked ponds
Posted 08 March 2014 - 05:50 PM
Posted 25 April 2014 - 09:16 PM
Edited by mikez, 25 April 2014 - 09:17 PM.
Posted 11 May 2014 - 04:24 PM
The only surprise "spontaneous" appearances of fish in our pond were bullheads and green sunfish. Our location in central Texas does not allow for flood transfer. I did find out a few years later that a family member invited someone to fish there without my knowledge. This individual was said to fish with "perch and polywogs" so mystery solved...
Posted 11 May 2014 - 10:01 PM
Posted 12 May 2014 - 03:54 PM
Greens are in my experience the most capable native species at least within their native range when it comes to self and assisted "overland" dispersal.
Posted 12 May 2014 - 04:32 PM
Read number nine.
I hate to argue sunfish with you Centrarchid, I am not in your league. I do however have a strong background in agriculture and therefore hybrids in general. I know how the perform, and I know what is in my pond. Barring the bird theory.....
Moon, as far as my pond goes, no kids and buckets. Fully fenced yard with two very large American Bulldogs. Nobody comes uninvited, and those who are still call from the gate to make sure the dogs are up.
Posted 12 May 2014 - 04:38 PM
No body of water upstream in my ponds watershed at all. So they would have to be airmail, or hybrids playing out. My money is still on the hybrids. Also no chance of upstream migration.
It is the upstream migration they can do across a field during heavy rain events, especially after night when temperatures are warm. This I have seen repeatedly. You are going to rile me into filming it.
Posted 12 May 2014 - 06:32 PM
Posted 12 May 2014 - 07:02 PM
Posted 12 May 2014 - 07:14 PM
Love your dogs Matt, not trying to besmirch the pedigree of your animals.
I would like to see a photo of your fish though. I'd even like to make an excuse to come a see you to take pics myself.
Posted 12 May 2014 - 07:45 PM
Posted 12 May 2014 - 07:54 PM
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