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John's Journal... Entry 18 - Day 2


EDITOR'S NOTE: This week we're learning from Trey Montgomery, the owner and operator of Leavellwood, a group of trophy bass lakes, all we can about raising trophy bass and the lakes where they live.

click to enlargeQUESTION: How are you raising trophy bass at Leavellwood?

ANSWER: We keep plenty of forage fish in the lake on which the bass can feed. We don't ever want our bass to be hungry and not have enough food to satisfy their appetites. During the warm weather, we stock the ponds heavy with tilapia. These fish spawn every 25 days and produce a tremendous amount of baitfish for the bass. We also keep the lakes loaded with bream, which often will get off four spawns a year. We also introduce plenty of threadfin shad, which spawn heavily and are another good source of protein for the bass, into our lakes at Leavellwood.

click to enlargeQUESTION: Once the bass in your lakes weigh 3 or 4 pounds each, then what's the next step in producing trophy bass?

ANSWER: We'll come in and add over 100 bass to the lake that will weigh from 3 to 8 pounds each to have a fishable population of big bass that will grow faster, quicker. Each year we plan to introduce more and bigger bass into all of our lakes.

click to enlargeTo learn more, contact Trey Montgomery at Leavellwood Lodge, P.O. Box 24, Co. Rd. 117, West Greene, Alabama 35491, (205) 372-2323.


Check back each day this week for more from Trey Montgomery and Leavellwood...

Day 1 - Leavellwood- Home of Trophy Bass
Day 2 - How Leavellwood Raises Trophy Bass
Day 3 - How To Farm Trophy Bass
Day 4 - What's Coming At Leavellwood
Day 5 - What The Future Holds For Leavellwood

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