"Several considerations with feeding in Feb. I don't think there's much forage in the pond now. I drained to 18" and renovated with a dozer last Oct. Likely lost a most of what was living in the water though the RES…"
"Update on 'pellet trained shellcrackers.' When it turned cold the feeder was removed from pond. Occasionally I'd hand feed. Well the weather kept on being record warm most this Feb. The water temp 6 inches down…"
"No pellets as babies, and there's still several RES holdouts. They occasionally will take a pellet in their mouths a few seconds but still spit 'em out. As week 2 progresses, the 11 incher with a spot on his back seems to prefer the…"
"I think you're on pace for 2 lb.er too Greg, lots of $$ & groceries pays dividends with these beautiful big brim. I had an 11 incher a few years ago, but think a crane got that one. My solo big mouth bass hit the pond hard for 2…"
"Finally, payoff for my little 0.15ac shellcracker pond. Grandson caught 17 of these in an afternoon (fished with red worms). Largest was 10.25" though there may be larger RES in there. Looks to be 50+ 6"+ shellcracker…"