Ponds

Grilled: Another Way to Cook Fish

Some like it fried, but Noble Research Institute senior wildlife and fisheries consultant Mike Porter prefers several fish — freshwater and saltwater — grilled to perfection using this recipe.

Think Before Putting Fish, Plants, Water and More in a Pond

Inappropriate organisms, or the microscopic hitchhikers on them, intentionally released in associated water or on equipment can create havoc in a pond, such as harming desired fish populations, introducing diseases or establishing invasive species.

3 Ways to Attract More Ducks to Your Pond

To attract more ducks to your pond, manage for clearer water, less disturbance and more duck food.

Exclosures for Preventing Beaver Damage

Exclosures provide an effective means to prevent beavers from plugging pond overflow pipes and cutting individual trees.

Dead Fish in Summer? Low Dissolved Oxygen Is Usually the Culprit

Late-summer fish die-offs are often the result of low dissolved oxygen in farm ponds. Follow these management tips for a healthy pond environment.

Kenneth Tours an Aquaponics Farm in Stuart

A visit to a Stuart, Oklahoma, aquaponics farm opens the eyes of 2019 Lloyd Noble Scholar in Agriculture Kenneth Watkins to a whole new world of farming.

Aquatic Plant Spotlight: American Lotus

Here’s how to identify the American lotus (Nelumbo lutea) plant and manage it to protect more desirable aquatic vegetation in your ponds and lakes.

Have Your Bass Stopped Growing? What You Do Next Depends on Your Goal

How to manage a stunted largemouth bass fishery depends on whether you want trophy fish or not. Here are best practices for either situation.

Seine Surveys Provide Insights About Fish Populations

A seine survey is a relatively easy way to learn about fish populations in impoundments and streams and to help improvement management decisions.

Key Concepts: Quality Largemouth Bass Sport Fishing in Ponds

Sport fishing is a common recreational use of many ponds. This handout highlights items that pond managers should consider when managing a pond for a quality largemouth bass sport fishery.

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