Reading your thread now with much interest.
My 100,000 gallon trout pond is actually fed by a well, not a spring. Wish it was!
I hope to post some pics of my last harvest last fall in a seperate thread. I had about 6 over 6 lbs. and about 60 more from mostly 4 to 5 lbs. All were three year old fish.
Downside to brooks for me are their short lifespans and sensitivity to parasites and bacterial issues during spawning time. Spawning seems to stress them a considerable bit.
I've had good luck intensifying their fall colors with astaxanthin enhanced feed.
Edited by az9, 07 September 2015 - 09:12 PM.