Refilling our Bass Pond Expansion - Stocking the pond with Creek Chub

One week after filling the new expansion to our bass pond, we returned to find that it did not hold water to the level of the original pond - it had lost at least 1.5 feet in depth. It took the entire weekend pumping water from a nearby stream using two pumps to restore the depth achieved the week before. I was expecting a certain amount of water loss, but not this much. Hopefully, the disappearing water is due to loose, uncompressed soil and clay that makes up the berm. Only time will tell. If the new pond cannot match and maintain the same water level as the original pond, then I will not join the two ponds. Meanwhile, to test the quality of the water, and to satisfy our impatience, we captured at least a dozen small and medium-sized Creek Chub using a fish trap in the nearby stream, and released them into the new pond. Admittedly, we feel a little guilty transporting healthy stream fish to a new, untested stagnate environment and with no food source. So, to appease my guilt, I ordered a new Fish Mate automatic fish feeder thinking that at least the Creek Chubs will have something to munch on next week - providing they have survived their new environment, and the predators who are anxiously awaiting an easy meal! As always, I welcome your comments and suggestions about our experiments and adventures at Hidden Hollows. Have a great Labor Day holiday weekend! Randall

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One week after filling the new expansion to our bass pond, we returned to find that it did not hold water to the level of the original pond - it had lost at least 1.5 feet in depth. It took the entire weekend pumping water from a nearby stream using two pumps to restore the depth achieved the week before. I was expecting a certain amount of water loss, but not this much. Hopefully, the disappearing water is due to loose, uncompressed soil and clay that makes up the berm. Only time will tell. If the new pond cannot match and maintain the same water level as the original pond, then I will not join the two ponds. Meanwhile, to test the quality of the water, and to satisfy our impatience, we captured at least a dozen small and medium-sized Creek Chub using a fish trap in the nearby stream, and released them into the new pond. Admittedly, we feel a little guilty transporting healthy stream fish to a new, untested stagnate environment and with no food source. So, to appease my guilt, I ordered a new Fish Mate automatic fish feeder thinking that at least the Creek Chubs will have something to munch on next week - providing they have survived their new environment, and the predators who are anxiously awaiting an easy meal! As always, I welcome your comments and suggestions about our experiments and adventures at Hidden Hollows. Have a great Labor Day holiday weekend! Randall

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j4rhum whisky
j4rhum whisky - 3 years ago
What a nice place sir ... can you adopt me plsssss?. ..
UltimateHershey
UltimateHershey - 3 years ago
what kind of fish were those?
ColdDead Hands
ColdDead Hands - 3 years ago
That looks like a big mud puddle...lol It takes awhile to get even a little visibility. I've been around numerous man made ponds some spring fed. The spring fed ones were by far the nicest and the fish seemed to be healthier. Is there any structure in either pond and does it have anything on the bottom beside the original dirt?
Seth Williams
Seth Williams - 3 years ago
Nuce
Jonathan Salabarria
Jonathan Salabarria - 3 years ago
i dont know if u have some already but i am just letting you know
Jonathan Salabarria
Jonathan Salabarria - 3 years ago
you need to have plants in the water for oxygen to stay in the water so the fish do not die. just saying
Brayden James
Brayden James - 3 years ago
You should dig a ditch going from the creek to the pond that way you got fish coming down into the pond and more water
Stephen Whatley
Stephen Whatley - 3 years ago
That's my dream to build my big big pond probably about 200 yards long about 100 yards wide , have structure for the fish and some deep holes and Stock the pond
Debra Thomas
Debra Thomas - 3 years ago
when you dug out the new pond, did you pack down the dirt on the bottom? did you put any gravel on the bottom too?

10. comment for Refilling our Bass Pond Expansion - Stocking the pond with Creek Chub

say what
say what - 3 years ago
don't feel guilty about taking the fish, once you drain their stream they won't have a home anyway
Wazza Albax
Wazza Albax - 3 years ago
what type of fish is that please do a video of you fishing in there
M&M Outdoors
M&M Outdoors - 3 years ago
this looks like texas
Jadeveon Dillma
Jadeveon Dillma - 3 years ago
How much did this pond exactly cost to build it?
JB Kaufman
JB Kaufman - 4 years ago
What state do you live in?
Kwadu Leach
Kwadu Leach - 4 years ago
why am I watching this
Silver to burn
Silver to burn - 4 years ago
Very nice pond right there! ;) Burnie.
Kyle McGlothen
Kyle McGlothen - 4 years ago
Did you ever get to break the wall?
Akash Singh
Akash Singh - 4 years ago
this place looks like heaven
Feldwebel Wolfenstool
Feldwebel Wolfenstool - 4 years ago
...tossing in some nitrogen fertilizer and several pails of bottom muck from a living pond will help a new pond dug into sterile mineral soil...

20. comment for Refilling our Bass Pond Expansion - Stocking the pond with Creek Chub

wichid cichlid
wichid cichlid - 4 years ago
I wish I owned land!!
Galactic Gameing
Galactic Gameing - 4 years ago
at 38 seconds there is a turtle head in the corner of the water
Fishing with jakethesnake jake
Fishing with jakethesnake jake - 4 years ago
the bat part got me dizzy
Roy Loeffler
Roy Loeffler - 4 years ago
when bat are out throw a tennis ball up in the air. over and over.   that's fun!!!!
Roy Loeffler
Roy Loeffler - 4 years ago
I guess you did not put down plastic or membrain it might always leak out.
Vuth hd the gamer Srey
Vuth hd the gamer Srey - 4 years ago
Did you fish for the bass
Seamus
Seamus - 4 years ago
What was ur water bill for that month xD
ElEspada
ElEspada - 4 years ago
Banana Crafter5 he used stream water and transfered it
kimuseni
kimuseni - 4 years ago
Very beautiful
joshisgreene
joshisgreene - 4 years ago
you have beautiful property
Pox Pox
Pox Pox - 4 years ago
"Ah, bats!" That killed me dude

30. comment for Refilling our Bass Pond Expansion - Stocking the pond with Creek Chub

Adamon 3000
Adamon 3000 - 4 years ago
This guy deserves more subs subscribe to him now
Joseph D'Amico
Joseph D'Amico - 4 years ago
Anybody else or to crack up when he said there'
So fast like lol
Eric Bartczak
Eric Bartczak - 4 years ago
Filthy troutsniffing bitch
Jay S
Jay S - 4 years ago
Eric Bartczak lol
69troyjan
69troyjan - 4 years ago
wtf
Eric Bartczak
Eric Bartczak - 4 years ago
Draining fish's homes
willkurr
willkurr - 4 years ago
Oh wow, it's going to make such a difference that he drained less than 1% of the source.
Eric Bartczak
Eric Bartczak - 4 years ago
You're such a dickhead
Ocean Summit Jewellery
Ocean Summit Jewellery - 4 years ago
Something that I have found that works very well for filling a pond, is runoff from the gutters from the house, or any building close by.
Common 1
Common 1 - 4 years ago
If your having problems with leaking you can allways throw in some gypsum or sheetrock into the middle of your pond.  The sheetrock will dissolve and flow to the point of the leak and seal it.  Wont harm your fish, and only need a piece about 2x2 should stop your leak in a couple days.
Fishing Mn
Fishing Mn - 4 years ago
Have you never seen a friken bat god get on to the video
akira okuda
akira okuda - 4 years ago
you should treat the ground soil of your pond with chicken manure before placing the chubs, eventually the manure will make some moss and other plant-like organisms that would hold the water on your pond and also produce natural foods for your fishes. i learned it from high school. :) however u can also achieve your goal water level by consistently pumping up more water in the pond, that would also build the mosses down under but will take time.
SomethingReallyStrange
SomethingReallyStrange - 3 years ago
young teens cannot resist the urge to correct spelling. They feel as if it makes them older.
Reid Chilz
Reid Chilz - 4 years ago
+Joe Steadman he spelled on word wrong hop off his cock dude ffs
Justin Colombian
Justin Colombian - 4 years ago
whats your problem man he hasnt done anything to you
Joe Steadman
Joe Steadman - 4 years ago
Well you certainly learned to be an uptight dick hole in high school. At least you learned something.
Sneaker Reviews
Sneaker Reviews - 4 years ago
+Gabe Fernandez don't h8 m8 ;)
Gabe Fernandez
Gabe Fernandez - 4 years ago
+akira okuda Orlando, Florida I just figured I'd help you out because obviously you didn't pay much attention to spelling/grammar in "high school"
akira okuda
akira okuda - 4 years ago
+Gabe Fernandez this is not a spelling contest or grammar contest or whatsoever. the topic here is about randall and his pond.

where you from gabe?
Gabe Fernandez
Gabe Fernandez - 4 years ago
**fish not fishes
John Santora
John Santora - 4 years ago
wow. absolutely beautiful property.
Qwebl
Qwebl - 4 years ago
a
Haylee Weems
Haylee Weems - 4 years ago
don't the water sink into the mud.
AnythingAnd Anything
AnythingAnd Anything - 4 years ago
Hidden gallows Texas????
Jack Murphy
Jack Murphy - 4 years ago
AnythingAnd Anything yup
SmokyMountainOutdoorsman
SmokyMountainOutdoorsman - 5 years ago
So is that pond meant to hold bass or just Creek Chub? This seems like a great idea if it could work with some bass and catfish type fish.
Carter Martin
Carter Martin - 5 years ago
i might put in a small bass pond
Jay S
Jay S - 4 years ago
trump wont allow it
mattycola03
mattycola03 - 5 years ago
What did he put in the fish trap
killerninjao1o
killerninjao1o - 5 years ago
+mattycola03 Just some fish pellets, creek chubs will eat near anything you can also use some dry dog food.
Apulux
Apulux - 5 years ago
where is this ?
Jay S
Jay S - 4 years ago
Apulux northern korea
Natural Ponds Lakes & Streams by Spring Creek Aquatic Concepts
Natural Ponds Lakes & Streams by Spring Creek Aquatic Concepts - 5 years ago
Did you figure out the sides were likely too steep and not compacted?
Clive Bindley
Clive Bindley - 5 years ago
So did your pond fill to the level you wanted it to?
I would think rain would top it up, it certainly does in the lake where I fish.

Your pond needed some vegetation, lily pads and reeds, put those in and you'll get food for the fish, natural larvae, insects, worms, water snails etc.
Jose Salazar
Jose Salazar - 5 years ago
that's a very nice pond

50. comment for Refilling our Bass Pond Expansion - Stocking the pond with Creek Chub

SuperbGamer 21
SuperbGamer 21 - 5 years ago
Phew I'm glad you got there when u did
Chayada Jittlert
Chayada Jittlert - 5 years ago
John Lowe, Photographist
John Lowe, Photographist - 5 years ago
You need to install a bentonite lining. Bentonite will prevent the natural drainage.
Jay S
Jay S - 4 years ago
John Lowe, Photographist thanks john lowe where can i photograph you
Dominyka Binkauskaite
Dominyka Binkauskaite - 5 years ago
lololol
skankhunt42
skankhunt42 - 4 years ago
wtf
Ethan Strogen
Ethan Strogen - 5 years ago
what flashlight is that?
BLOODY FUCKING LEGEND
BLOODY FUCKING LEGEND - 5 years ago
BEAUTIFUL!! land! and ecosystem!
Y'ALL ARE REALLY LUCKY!
I love animals and nature!
I would die to live there!!
SO BEAUTIFUL!!
Paul Hearne
Paul Hearne - 5 years ago
Haha for sure! Buried next to the pond. Idno, hopefully that's a long way off :P
Clive Bindley
Clive Bindley - 5 years ago
+Paul Hearne
I'd love to die there!
Not too soon tho'
Paul Hearne
Paul Hearne - 5 years ago
+Timothy Robinson lol i totally understand what you mean, but when you said die to live there i chuckled XD
Fazana Abdollahjjjlk
Fazana Abdollahjjjlk - 5 years ago
ggrffgvfvggb HB going hip
JoeyBrady26 game
JoeyBrady26 game - 5 years ago
There is a face on the bottom of the screen at 0:38
Vincent2wice
Vincent2wice - 4 years ago
I saw it
JoeyBrady26 game
JoeyBrady26 game - 5 years ago
+Mathias Simpson in the water
Mathias Simpson
Mathias Simpson - 5 years ago
where
BLOODY FUCKING LEGEND
BLOODY FUCKING LEGEND - 5 years ago
Yoel Chave
Yoel Chave - 5 years ago
malo
bloodlucky
bloodlucky - 5 years ago
i love stalking ponds but they get a little creeped out sometimes
James  ogfhn
James ogfhn - 5 years ago
You live in a great environment. Beautiful
Caden Brown
Caden Brown - 5 years ago
Bats have raybies
Right
burgerboy does some shit
burgerboy does some shit - 5 years ago
+Caden Brown yes some not all
Luke
Luke - 5 years ago
some do, not many.
alec perkins
alec perkins - 6 years ago
You should put a few bass in there
Ballistic Sight
Ballistic Sight - 6 years ago
Is this land in WV?
Peter D
Peter D - 6 years ago
I love nature it's like this place he lives in is Beauty!
WIlly
WIlly - 6 years ago
Seems you should have used bentonite before starting to fill.
WIlly
WIlly - 3 years ago
Grew up farming, in country where that was about the only way to retain water in a pond. It doesn't take too much to fix the problem.
Mike West
Mike West - 3 years ago
WIlly Not using sodium bentonite is a costly mistake that many pond builders make.
James Roberts
James Roberts - 6 years ago
Feed them them then sell them
marcelino torres
marcelino torres - 6 years ago
Your property is amazing nice !
Gawbage Phasik
Gawbage Phasik - 6 years ago
Those will be a snack for the bass
Devin Abdrool
Devin Abdrool - 6 years ago
Did u dig that all by yourself or have any help
Wheels.8
Wheels.8 - 6 years ago
and why did u make a pound when there is a creek right next to u with fish in it humm?????
Wheels.8
Wheels.8 - 6 years ago
not cool that is a home where fish could live but ur took hafe?? of it to a point less pound in ur yard just use hose water
jeremy franchini
jeremy franchini - 5 years ago
what? is that English?
ryukinrodney™
ryukinrodney™ - 6 years ago
put regular carp or koi in there
IMHendle1
IMHendle1 - 5 years ago
+ryukinrodney™ Carp are a scourge. They devour vegetation and everywhere they live turns into a mudhole with such low oxygen levels that few other fish can survive.
GoBlue576966
GoBlue576966 - 5 years ago
+ryukinrodney™
Why?
lee sovern
lee sovern - 6 years ago
how big is your pond
Spring Creek
Spring Creek - 6 years ago
You said "soft soil" at 0.21.   I sure hope you compacted that fill.  
Patrick Riley
Patrick Riley - 6 years ago
Where do you live? Your property is beautiful!
Fareh Hussain
Fareh Hussain - 6 years ago
how do you keep the water in without a pond liner??
QZHEARTY
QZHEARTY - 6 years ago
Cool
Tom Spencer Nature Photography
Tom Spencer Nature Photography - 6 years ago
Great Video!!
Nathan Howk
Nathan Howk - 6 years ago
oooo look bats
Blanchard Bros
Blanchard Bros - 7 years ago
be care full next you might attract batman to live in your pond...
jegibson10
jegibson10 - 7 years ago
Great videos! What type of dog is shadow?
surrealnumber
surrealnumber - 7 years ago
where did you get that fish trap?
Aidan M
Aidan M - 6 years ago
you can get them at Dicks Sporting Goods, and Walmart
MrFakit
MrFakit - 7 years ago
that's a long way for those little pumps in those little hoses
zo p
zo p - 7 years ago
im sooooo jealous!
Mr Wiseguy
Mr Wiseguy - 7 years ago
Nice pond! 
Jersey Bassin
Jersey Bassin - 7 years ago
What allows the pond to hold the water so it does not sink into the earth
M&M Outdoors
M&M Outdoors - 3 years ago
Jersey Bassin my dad digs lakes and ponds for a living and he just goes down to a good yellow clay. stay away from sand and gravel bottoms.
Mountain Crew Productions
Mountain Crew Productions - 4 years ago
Vegetation
pumkinhead22
pumkinhead22 - 6 years ago
its an expensive clay that you can buy 
Zach Smith
Zach Smith - 7 years ago
how much did the pond cost
Mountain Crew Productions
Mountain Crew Productions - 4 years ago
+Nelson Cardenas or you can just build one, I have a natural one that I'm going to expand
Nelson Cardenas
Nelson Cardenas - 6 years ago
Trust me. You do not want to know the cost. It's very very expensive!
Retrou Vailles
Retrou Vailles - 7 years ago
I love the natural environment of your area.
say what
say what - 3 years ago
Retrou Vailles um it is a man made pond
Jay S
Jay S - 4 years ago
Retrou Vailles its the goverments area
METAL666HEAD
METAL666HEAD - 7 years ago
Its because your pond gets no run off.
Josh Dude
Josh Dude - 7 years ago
So it doesn't leak
Josh Dude
Josh Dude - 7 years ago
You should put a pond liner
Tristin Schultz
Tristin Schultz - 7 years ago
Have you hit it yet?
Lou G
Lou G - 7 years ago
Nice
DJM R
DJM R - 7 years ago
fun project, I ll follow your progress, good luck.
SAngelSky
SAngelSky - 7 years ago
Thanks for the video :) great stuff
Frapo Chino
Frapo Chino - 7 years ago
I love your videos Randall
khanhtuannguyen
khanhtuannguyen - 7 years ago
yay!!!
George Tahira
George Tahira - 7 years ago
Lol
Fernando Lopez
Fernando Lopez - 7 years ago
Yes
Fernando Lopez
Fernando Lopez - 7 years ago
1st

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