Fishing

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Camping with an option of Fishing

Fish are far smarter than most people suspect, the older the fish, the smarter they can become. One thing almost no pond owner considers is the health of the water and the nutrients required for healthy fish bones. It is actually very similar to raising crops, health farm animals and fish are no different—as well as raising healthy children. Ponds require plenty of natural decaying wood for minerals, as well as blocks of mineral salts, sulfur and magnesium. Pond owners that ignore the health of their ponds will often notice fish with crooked spines. The same applies to all mammals that are lacking essential nutrients.


Prior to the “smart” phones, fishing was very popular in my area; when the smart phones became affordable for all, almost over night, fishing, almost became a thing of the past. the smart phones have changed life. Few people fish the lakes and streams anymore and if they try, their phones will not leave them alone. Many still try camping or getting away from the cities, but their phones often consume their time. For the ones that are traveling through and want to spend a night camping or relax and do some fishing, the boys offer a unique, your own private pond that you can park or camper or pitch a tent or stay in an Amish built single room cabin.

Please see below for some image and video examples of the type of fish stocked.

Big Bluegills
25 year old Koi survived as a baby with all the Bass and Catfish in the ponds Proof the Bass have all the food they could want
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Blue Cats

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We catch crappies on large bass lures, for those that use live bait “minnows”, their greatest problem is keeping their minnows alive. Those that sale minnows keep them in cold water, so once sold, then start dying quickly. Adult Crappies can have a HUGE MOUTH and they can eat anything they can grab onto. When using artificial baits, the more radical and jerky the bait, the more it drives “big” crappies crazy. Those that like live minnows, nothing beat the golden color carp. They grow fast and most of all, they tolerate warm water and they are tough. It actually takes many years for carp to grow 20+ pounds, something like 1# a year. All predator fish grow huge on carp minnows.

Crappies / Bluegills / Large Mouth-Small Mouth Bass / Catfish / Perch / Pike  and even larger Carp go crazy for Carp minnows

This bass is about 2 month old and is eating a carp minnow over 1/2 it’s own size! I have caught large mouth bass that have a whole Shad in their stomach with the tail hung out and they still took a rubber night crawler or bass lure. 40 years ago I collected several schools of bass fry and put in a large tank. in time, 1 bass eat the thousands of other bass and was about 4 inches long. I raised him in an aquarium and the bass ate all the minnows I could buy in a 30 mile radius from my house. The bass would eat “whole” extra large “HARD” Shell Crawfish; sure, they like soft crawls, but a 1 # bass will easily eat a lobster size crawfish. If it will start in their mouth, they will dissolve it in their stomach and swallow over time.

30 years ago I put 20 bass in a large 1500 gallon tank, they were all 2+ pounds each, within 2 weeks, 1 bass was alive—-Bass will kill their competition, “if” it can not get away from them. Once Bass “understand” humans fishing for them—the super large females are never easy too catch. A bass, like the super large mouth Shoveled catfish, can eat a fish 1/3rd their own size. A big catfish loves to eat a 5# bass or a 10# channel catfish; or for that matter, they love muskrats. 

All the Predator Fish love Blugills.

Now May 1st is the time for Bucket Mouths

Big Crappies bite all Bass Lures