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Monthly Archives: April 2019

Tennessee Lake Management and Tennessee Pond Management: Biggest Hand-paint Yet

We have been raising hand-painted bluegill commercially since October 2014 when we stocked our first brood stock that we had caught from the Apalachicola River in Florida into a 3/4-acre pond in middle Tennessee that had been dug expressly for them; we had our first hatch of fry the following May. Last October we weighed Read more…

Tennessee Lake Management and Tennessee Pond Management: An Average Day for Trophy Bluegill

When landowners ask me what to expect in terms of the quality of fishing that can be developed in a pond managed for trophy bluegill, I tell them that it’s possible to have a pond where the bluegill average three-quarters of a pound or better, and you catch bluegill over a pound every time you Read more…