Habitat work ... what are your spring plans.

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  1. CurtisWalker

    CurtisWalker Moderator

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    You can thank Skip for that it’s always a surprise to see what photo he’s gonna use next lmao.


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  3. CurtisWalker

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    Daver I think that should work. I was just curious because I see a lot of posts in my waterfowl groups showing snakes up in the boxes.


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    Interesting...I wonder if I am still vulnerable to snakes with my boxes then??? Does anyone think any snake in Iowa could scale either a 1" diameter steel pole OR a 4"x4" wrapped with sheet aluminum for about 2'?
     
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    Only snake I’d be concerned about is northern water snake really. Other than that I don’t think the others would bother it.


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    Fish structure added today. Pond work from lil earlier. As well as more trees, etc, etc.

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    Very nice Skip. Lots of progress there. Are those spawning structures for perch or just structure?
     
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    I think just structure?? My buddy did them on his pond for structure & really liked them so I just tried them. I’m far from the fish guru ;). Ponds are gonna be filled with changes in structure, elevation, have rock, sand, trees, etc so I know it’ll be better than the old “empty bowl” like some. Time will tell. Hope the kids enjoy it.
     
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    Hardwood11 It is going to be a good fall!

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    That is great Skip, looks impressive... your boy is growing fast!
     
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    Looks like you're staying busy Skip! Good stuff.
     
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    Skip - your pond looks great, I think you will really like having it and I am sure that your son will. :) Just a thought after having one built about 4 years ago now...I see that yours is not filled yet and if I could go back do anything different in mine I would add even more contour(bumps, humps, ridges, shelfs, etc) AND drop some heavy stone on them to create crevices, etc, for little fish, perhaps crawdads, etc. Where I did that in my own pond I am finding that the fish REALLY like that type of structure...now I wished I would have done more...and I did plenty. :)

    I see that you have some of that already going on, but I don't think you can overdo it on that type of structure in what will be 3' to 8' of water when full. Good luck!
     
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    Skip that looks incredible, that's a dream pond!

    I've been spending my spring shed hunting (found 53 so far), doing my first TSI ever (quite the learning curve), preparing almost 7 acres of ground for plots this spring/summer, and prepping to hit the lake chasing some spawning largemouth.
     
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