The amount of water animals consume is affected by many physiological and environmental factors, one of which is the quality of available water.
Aquatic vegetation is the proper name for the moss seen in ponds and other bodies of water. Unfortunately, many people do not view aquatic vegetation in a favorable light.
Monitoring largemouth bass and bluegill populations over time can help pond managers accomplish their goals. A good way to monitor these trends is to conduct hook and line or electrofishing surveys.
Largemouth bass is the most popular fish in south-central Oklahoma and north-central Texas private impoundments. In this area, more landowners manage for and more fishermen fish for largemouth bass than any other species in private impoundments.