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#21 centrarchid

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 06:16 AM

Boat ramps have been reliable locations for me to catch them as well.  Water is so shallow backs can be out of water even when male is in depression of nest.  They nest in similar locations in the flood plain which I think is closer to the natural.  


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#22 wargreen

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 09:38 PM

Thanks, for the info and pictures  :biggrin:



#23 centrarchid

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 05:23 AM

-Larval exodus occurred Saturday evening.  Yesterday one of the tank females re-spawned thus refractory period less than a week.


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#24 Squeaky McMurdo

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Posted 08 July 2016 - 09:53 AM

This has been an interesting read. O-spots are on my list of fish I wish to have someday. Inquiring minds want to know, any update? How fast are they growing? 



#25 centrarchid

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Posted 09 July 2016 - 10:03 AM

Fish in ponds pushing 1".  Early growth comparable to Bluegill although slow down should happen very soon.  We will be watching very closely for breeding activity of age-0 fish.


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#26 Nightwing

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 06:04 PM

I am confused on one thing, are these the hybrids or pure O.S?   Either way..cool!   OS or Blackbanded are on my must have list.  Here in Michigan, I have heard we have a very geographically limited population of OS in the far S.E part of the lower peninsula(south of Detroit), so thats more likely then blackbanded, as my experience with having fish shipped has been kind of negative(if someone can come up with a reasonable secure way to keep fish alive in shipping....please let me know who that person is!)


Paul Willison
Kentwood, Michigan(Lake Michigan watershed).




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