Farm pond dried up.

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by joseph, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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    I thought I needed to restock my farm pond after it completely dried up last fall then again this spring. Then in late spring we got a lot of rain and it filled up.

    Today I went down to check to see if there was any water in it since we haven't gotten any rain this rummer. There was about 3 inches of water left. It was about 10 yds. across and 30 yds. long.

    To my amazement there are thousands of 1 inch long bream floating dead in it with a few still alive swimming in the shallow water.

    The eggs must have survived in the mud under the dried and cracked mud when the pond completely dried up.

    I never new this was possible. Has anyone else heard of this?

    joseph
     
  2. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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    It has been suggested that water birds brought the eggs in from other places.

    I suppose it is possible, but I doubt that thousands of eggs would be brought in. I wish I had my camera to show how many fish were floating and they all were the same size. About one inch long and they all looked to be sunfish.

    gt40