Renovating my farm pond

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  1. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

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    Bought a parcel with an old farm pond on it. It's 7.5 feet deep at its deepest point. Spring fed, plus some surface runoff. In the worst drought, it's 4-6" low at the absolute worst.

    Currently has a few tiny sunfish in it.
    Never been stocked, far as I know.

    Stand pipe was plugged and it's been draining out the spillway for years.
    Spillway was eroded.

    I have repaired the spillway and unplugged the standpipe. Currently cutting pines down that surround it.
    I suspect the needles mess with the PH.

    Once the pines are gone, I will likely stock it with 6" bass, cats, bluegill and shell crackers.
    Had venison stew for dinner tonight.
    Dutch oven stew is my idea of gourmet food. 20161215_125043.jpg
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    Not sure how to remove info from a picture. Is it viewable?
    I may need another layer of tinfoil.
     
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    Cool set up. Looks like a good place for a rustic gazebo and a whole hog pit.
     
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    cottonmouths on an open fire..sounds like the beginning of a Christmas song..yum yum
     
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    Gazebo here

     
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    Beautiful place. Enjoy!
     
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    May want to leave out the bass when you stock. You'll end up with a dozen bass eating all the other fish.
     
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    really nice setup
     
  10. Slacker

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    Thanks.

    Clearing the trees from around it is turning out to be quite a job. Not sure I will finish before it gets hot.
    I have made a big dent though.
     
  11. Slacker

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    It has alot of organic muck from years of needles, leaves etc falling in.
    I am currently looking into using a diaphragm pump to dredge it.

    If anyone has any experience in using a diaphragm pump, please share.
     
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    Good looking piece of land. Best of luck with your project.
     

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