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  • 2009
  • May

Let's Clear the Waters

When trying to manage an impoundment to be a productive sport fishery, water quality is one of the most important considerations.
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  • 2001
  • July

Hybrid Hype

Hybrid fishes occur naturally and are raised in hatcheries. Many hybrids have lower fertility but seem to exhibit better growth rates and catchability than the parent species.
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  • 1998
  • November

Minimize Wildlife Consumption of Mycotoxins

Mycotoxins, toxins produced by fungi, are known to negatively affect mammals, birds, and fish. Some of the grain produced this year might have higher levels of mycotoxins due to drought related stresses during seed production.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2000
  • July

Parasite Problems

We receive several summertime calls from fishermen asking about fish infested with parasites. Most often, they are concerned about identification of the parasite and the safety of eating parasite infected fish. The most frequently observed parasites are flukes (grubs) in the larval stage, commonly seen on largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish, and other fishes.
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  • 2010
  • June

Monitoring Bass and Bluegill Populations in Ponds

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.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 1998
  • March

Aquatic Vegetation in Ponds

Whether aquatic vegetation causes problems or not depends on the goals for the pond, the types of vegetation present, and the amounts of vegetation present. For most pond goals, it is very desirable to have some aquatic vegetation present.
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  • 2011
  • March

Filamentous Algae

Filamentous algae are a common concern among pond owners. Sometimes referred to as pond scum or incorrectly as moss, filamentous algae include hundreds of species; many are true algae, while several are cyanobacteria.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2011
  • April

Aquatic Turtles

Many people think that turtles are detrimental to fish populations and believe they need to be removed from impoundments. However, the many species of turtles in southern Oklahoma and northern Texas have varied diets and none of them are exclusively fish.
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  • 2012
  • April

Panel-Type Parallel-Bar Fish Barriers

A parallel-bar barrier is probably the best option to prevent adult fish passage through spillways. Parallel-bar barriers are especially important for ponds stocked with grass carp.
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  • 2003
  • May

Think About Use Before Constructing Ponds

Many landowners are building and stocking new ponds, as well as re-stocking old ponds that dried up, with fish to increase water reserves and provide fisheries for family enjoyment or income. It's good to take time to consider all of the values that ponds have to offer before actually beginning the dirt work.
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