Something Smells Fishy

After several months of waiting, Dunn’s Fish Farm showed up at a local feed store.  I bought 200 Channel Catfish, 200 Black Crappie, 100 Copper nose Bluegill, and 10 lbs of Fathead Minnows ($475).  Unfortunately, half of the crappie were dead when I got home.  The bags, which are filled with 1/4 water and 3/4 oxygen, were deflated and half of the fish had died.   If all goes well, we’ll be able to start catching fish next summer and should have a sustainable food source (and lots of fun) by 2019.  Our pond is about a 1.5 acre and had lots of minnows and shad in it when we moved in.  The neighbor tells me he used to fish in it when he was a kid.  I halfheartedly tried fishing a few times, but never got a bite, so I’m assuming everything died in the 2011 drought.

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