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A cure for smelly pond water
In my area of the country there are plenty of nutrients that wash into ponds and other bodies of water. Sometimes it causes stinky water and a goopy layer of decomposing organic material on the...
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A broom handle and aluminum pie plate can tell you if you need to fertilize
Where I live in the Midwest, there are few worries regarding pond fertility. The soil is nutrient rich and our farm ponds and lakes can produce ginormous fish. But in some parts of the country,...
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If the fishing isn't good in your pond, the water might be too cloudy
I see a lot of farm ponds that look more like chocolate milk than clear, pristine natural pools. P.J. Waters is an aquaculture specialist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. He says...
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This usually means the water needs two things: more oxygen and better aeration
Fish need oxygen to survive just like land animals do. They absorb it directly from the water into their bloodstream using gills rather than lungs. Fish will die if there’s not enough oxygen in...
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Focus on water temperature and bait for success
Springtime is my favorite time of year to fish because they’re spawning, easy to find, and will bite like crazy. Come the dog days of summer, I’m lucky if I even get a nibble. Where do...
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Severe winter means dead fish in ponds and lakes, but no cause for alarm
The sun comes out and the temperature climbs bravely into the 40s. You shake off cabin fever with a stroll around a lake or pond and through the neighborhood. Birds are singing and the fish in the...
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Low water is just one problem your pond may have after a drought
Low water is just one problem your pond may have after a drought. Checking pH and oxygen levels in your pond after a drought may determine if it thrives. Do what you can to balance between water...
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Bring the fish to you at night
Radio interview source: Allen Huber, Spokesman, Herman Brothers Pond Management   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below When there's no time to fish during the day, why not give it a try...
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If your water level is low, use this time to make some changes
Radio interview source: Bob Lusk, Fisheries Biologist, Pond Boss Magazine Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below A drought-stricken pond can be shocking to look at, but there...
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There are several things to consider before purchasing a unit
Radio interview source: Bob Lusk, Fisheries Biologist, Pond Boss Magazine Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Many ponds have enough natural food sources for fish, so...

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