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    In reguards to the PH spike... This is something I have thought of and have also done some reasearch on and could very likely be the culprit. One thing I do know due to my research is that where this pond is it is buffered extremely well geologically. There are high concentrations of carbonates in the bedrock in this area. So the PH of the underground springs should be excellent. However that PH spike could very well be the reason and is what I am leaning towards and I'll tell you why. Spring time is normally the time to catch big brook trout. On this pond if you fish right after ice out (usually first week of May), you'd think it was dead. It dosen't pick up until almost the middle of June. We just stocked the pond for the last time this past weekend, 500 fall fingerlings. We are on a parcel of the former Finch lands that are now owned by the nature conservacy and it will eventually be state land. Were just going to see if nature can do its thing through natural selection since there is some natural reproduction. I wonder how open the state would be to the idea of reclaiming the pond now since it will eventually be in their possesion and stocking a heritage strain that they feel would be suitable. Maybe one of the strains that are in danger like the Nate Pond or Dix. The pond would recieve very little fishing pressure by the club while they are taking hold and being that it is currently off limits to the public they would not have any political hurdles to jump through. Just a thought.....

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    • #17
      Originally posted by jmh8098 View Post
      In reguards to the PH spike... This is something I have thought of and have also done some reasearch on and could very likely be the culprit. One thing I do know due to my research is that where this pond is it is buffered extremely well geologically. There are high concentrations of carbonates in the bedrock in this area. So the PH of the underground springs should be excellent. However that PH spike could very well be the reason and is what I am leaning towards and I'll tell you why. Spring time is normally the time to catch big brook trout. On this pond if you fish right after ice out (usually first week of May), you'd think it was dead. It dosen't pick up until almost the middle of June. We just stocked the pond for the last time this past weekend, 500 fall fingerlings. We are on a parcel of the former Finch lands that are now owned by the nature conservacy and it will eventually be state land. Were just going to see if nature can do its thing through natural selection since there is some natural reproduction. I wonder how open the state would be to the idea of reclaiming the pond now since it will eventually be in their possesion and stocking a heritage strain that they feel would be suitable. Maybe one of the strains that are in danger like the Nate Pond or Dix. The pond would recieve very little fishing pressure by the club while they are taking hold and being that it is currently off limits to the public they would not have any political hurdles to jump through. Just a thought.....
      Sounds like a good idea to me...
      We're not out here to rough it, we're out here to smooth it. Things are rough enough in town.
      -Nessmuk

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