walleyes in pond

Discussion in 'Walleye Fishing' started by ronniethomas, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. ronniethomas

    ronniethomas New Member

    Was wandering if anybody knew the downsides of stocking walleye in a pond if it would hurt the population of all the other fish in that tight of a water circumference or not?
  2. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

    S.E Ohio
    Well Ronnie if you don't want any surviving fish in the pond then yes walleye is a very bad idea in a pond. Now if you want to raise them then alot of bluegills,shad,an such is going to be needed stocked constantly. There was a pond here local that a guy had stocked heavily with bass an hi-bred bream but he also put in a couple walleyes. Needless to say his fish started to dwindle. A couple of us went in an caught the walleye an no more problems.

  3. SkiMax

    SkiMax New Member

    Rising Sun, IN
    they won't reproduce very well. But you can stock fingerlings and grow them into a great meal! If I had a pond it would be stocked with walleye because they are the best eating fish IMO. and you will need alot of baitfish. I read up on establishing a pond. And the biologist that wrote it suggested adding something like fathead minnows for a year, nothing else. Feed them and get them going, then add in bluegill or crappie for a year or two. Then start adding in predators like bass or walleye. Make sure you have plenty of cover too for the bluegill to hide in and spawn successfully.