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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.
Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata) is a nonnative, invasive aquatic plant that is rooted and can grow to almost 30 feet, filling up the water column. The best way to control it is to prevent its spread.
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.
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.
To attract more ducks to your pond, manage for clearer water, less disturbance and more duck food.
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.