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Dock Boy

Small Farm Pond

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I posted this last year. My dad has some land a camper near maple lake on one of the many small or medium size farm ponds. Their is a guy that traps minnows on it. He was fishing last week end off of his dock and he managed to catch some healthy suckers, some perch and a few bullheads. Do you guys think this might be the only species in the lake or with having the above three could their be, pike, small mouth, crappie, sunfish, or even a walleye. Please let me know your thoughts because I'm not to familier with the Maple area ponds. Thanks guys

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It almost certainly has pike then. No smallmouth, maybe some largemouths.

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Well i grew up around there and there is a good chance your gonna have pike in there. I fished alot of the small lakes around maple and know of some stories of some local small lakes with pike in, and largemouth. would be interested in which pond your talking about i might know a little about it. 15 years ago we dragged the boat to alot of those small lakes. Was the only way in. And they had fish in them.

Not sure about the walleye depends on if the lake is connected by a up stream or down stream, or none.

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With perch, suckers and bullheads in thier. Do you think stocking crappies, sunnies or walleyes would work?

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