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  1. thatguy2

    thatguy2 Elite Refuge Member

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    No brush around it at all. It would be perfect for geese if it were full. Just hedge and cedar in the bottom that I drug in for th fish. Problem is we are in drought status and they are visible in the water.

    Went down today and pitched a few decoys into the open spots trying to get some ducks coming there.

    After the seasons close in February I am thinking about dumping corn in the water around the edges to try and imprint some birds for future years.
     
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    Lonegoose35 Refuge Member

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    Just looked at your pics again. Looks like the whole field is overgrown vegetation and location is close to the wood line. It's perfect ambush spot for predators looking for a quick snack. I just dont see geese feeling safe there to hang out to be honest. But what heck do I know. Hoping it works out for you. Throwing out corn will have no effect on imprinting a food source for future waterfowl. Unless ducks find it and you hunt them the next day and that would be baiting and illegal anyways.
     
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    25DAF0F5-7911-437E-8FEA-0249FEBA4926.jpeg B57156FB-B40E-494E-A0AE-29ED7162EB5E.jpeg BA7AF794-CA79-418C-BD47-F9F19E242F3D.jpeg We got 1.3” of rain. The largest total since oct 22. Put some good water in and we have rain chances of rain next week as well.
     
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    347506CF-CC8F-4F0C-8334-EC66A43AF6D3.jpeg Stocked it first week of April with 150 hybrid bluegill and 4 lbs of fathead minnows. It’s fun feeding them. Little man caught the first to come out of it and it was fast and furious. I also planted some buckwheat around the pond, and Milo on the back side of the dam at the base.
     
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    6" of rain this morning and for the first time it is full and overflowing. 20180830_155722.jpg 20180830_155703.jpg
     
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    Great looking pond there, Thatguy2.. seeing any Teal, yet?
     
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    Saw some yesterday. We got another 2.5 inches today so far.
     
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    The gentle slope out of the water on the north bank seems taylor made for rester/sleeper spreads. Ive got the grass mowed down around the pond and I planted winter rye to give it a green component.
    100 3-4" hybrid bluegill went in today. Also 50 8-11" channel cat. This is to supplement the 150 4-6" hybrid bluegill that went in Mar 22nd. We lost some in the overflow event as I found them dead in puddles downstream. 20180911_155317.jpg
     

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