Quote Originally Posted by bobbyg View Post
Thanks for the comments so far...appreciated.

I'm of the school "never stock crappie in a small pond, they will take over".
Just from the fishing experiences I have had in this regard.
It is no fun catching crappie after crappie that run about 8 to 10 inches.

It would also seem that the largemouth are stunted to some small length when this is the case?

Stocking crappie in a farm pond is risky business. They are terrible about raiding bass spawns and overstock easily. I would not hesitate stocking bluegill or redear. Even though bluegill will also do their fair share of raiding bass nests, they seem to be much more compatible with bass.