Fill it with water and stock it

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13 Responses to Fill it with water and stock it

  1. singlestack says:

    Oh hell yes! And put up a dive shop too.

  2. gamegetterII says:

    Hell yeah- already has built in structure.
    Could put all kinds of different fish in there and catch ’em year ‘ round.

  3. Gnome Sane says:

    Learned to scuba in a quarry, the damn fish would follow us around wanting to be fed.

  4. Fjord says:

    Um. .what is it?

  5. Jason says:

    Hell, it’s already got a couple of nice boat ramps; why not. Might just be a matter of turning off the pumps.

  6. RTinWeimar says:

    Reno NV used to have a quarry called the Helms gravel pit, seventy seven acres and a hundred feet deep. About New Years 1997 along came a Pineapple Express (you’d remember that one Ken, as it seemed to flood half of the DPRK) and caused the Truckee River Flood in Nevada. They now call it the Sparks Marina and it’s been a camping, fishing and RV site ever since.

    • RHT447 says:

      I remember after it subsided, heading west out of Chico and seeing bee hives stuck in tree branches 20 feet up a half mile out from the Sacramento River. Early explorers reported that the herds of deer, elk, antelope, and other wildlife crowed onto the Sutter Buttes…

      …during such floods were truly impressive.

  7. Dan says:

    Some quarry’s have material that changes the pH of water to a level that can’t support fish. Some testing would need to be done first.

  8. JeremyR says:

    While often mistaken for a quarry, Steinbruch Meschede-Berge in Germany was, prior to a brief 1943 visit by the USAAF, the highest point in Meschede along the Ruhr.

  9. It’ll fill on its own if not drained. Bad part is that the surrounding land can leech out all kinds of crazy stuff & the water can become highly caustic. Took an environmental class years ago where the teacher told us about a boat trip he took across an old pit mine. By the time he got to the other side the outboard had been killed completely &mthe bottom of the aluminum boat had corroded to the point of leaking. The boat was destroyed.

  10. nurseinbox says:

    I went to an acquaintence’s quarry in mid-Ohio (in a former life – it’s been so long). He bought 20 some odd acres and flooded the bottom 4 of the quarry then stocked it with wide-mouth bass and blue gill. Very enjoyable place. I would so do that if given the opportunity. By the way, his fish were anything up to 100 pounds. His girlfriend brought in a 30 pounder the weekend we were there.

  11. I was figuring that was the gold mine up the road.

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