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Make some money by charging folks to fish in your pond
If your pond is a hot spot for fishing, cast your net wide and open it up to the public to make some money. There are many who will pay you for the opportunity to throw in a line and catch supper....
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Some of the best fishing in a farm pond is done when the water is frozen
I love to ice fish. The excitement of reeling a nice crappie out of the ice is a thrill that keeps me hooked on the sport.   Chris Larson is the regional fisheries supervisor with the Iowa...
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Bob and I hosted the Meredith Agrimedia staff -- Successful Farming, Agriculture.com, Living the Country Life -- last week at a summer kick-off party. There was a fishing derby at our pond and BBQ...
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This bass was caught in our pond on Saturday. What a whopper! I debated posting this photo because we don't want people hopping the fence and fishing in our private pond. But I am so happy to see...
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Take a look at these breath-taking photos of Peace Ranch in Colorado! Does this look like your dream home?
Take a look at these breath-taking photos of Peace Ranch in Colorado! Does this look like your dream home?
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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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These flying fish are a real pain
You’ve probably seen the videos – huge fish jumping out of the water as boats go by, sometimes even smacking people. The fish are a big concern for the safety of boaters and  the...
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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...
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During the drought last year, the water level in our pond dropped by several feet. Some ponds in our area dried up completely. But after winter snows and spring rains, our pond is back to normal and...
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A checklist for preparing for boating season
When the weather warms up boat owners are chomping at the bit to get it out and have fun. A safe and uneventful season can depend a lot on what you do with the boat before it even touches water....