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Find a fish farmer with tadpoles
I love listening to the chorus of bullfrogs especially when we go camping. The male's call is deep and distinctive. It's designed to attract a mate and let other bullfrogs know where its...
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...
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,...
A fish with a head shaped like a giant popsicle stick is bringing high dollars to fish farmers
Paddlefish are found in 26 states that have a connection with the Mississippi River basin, but their numbers in the wild have been declining. However, this dinosaur-age fish, an ancient cousin to the...
Take a look at these breath-taking photos of Peace Ranch in Colorado! Does this look like your dream home?
We love seeing what's going on at your place! Here are some favorite reader photos of ponds.
I'm on the north shore of our 3-acre pond. It's lovely this year, with no signs of drought. A goose made a nest on the south side. I scared her off when I walked by. I'm afraid the...
Clean out the pond with a floating vacuum cleaner
If your pond seems to be getting shallower and the weeds getting thicker, it may be time to have it dredged. Dredging removes the sediment layer, making the pond deeper. Less sunlight penetrates the...
Proper fish balance and harvest is the key
In my family, the fish to catch and throw into the frying pan is the crappie. They’re plentiful in our area, and we go after them year-round. Darren Thornhill is a fisheries management...