I've always wanted my own private pond. I'd stock it full of largemouth bass and catfish, and feed them constantly. Then, I would catch them and break every record in the books. The problem is, you can buy fish tanks bigger than my back yard, and catching fish in a pond that size is almost like shooting them in a barrell. Where's the sport in that?
So, assuming you have a piece of land bigger than a 2nd grade classroom, then I've got something you might be interested in. Here's a flyer that was sent to me by Texas Parks & Wildlife on how to manage your private pond for fishing:
Recreational Pond Management Seminar
Tuesday, June 6 - 6:00 p.m.
Texas Parks And Wildlife Nature Center
(11942 F.M. 848 - Tyler)
Managing Ponds for Quality Fishing
Dr. Billy Higginbotham - Texas Cooperative Extension
Triploid Grass Carp for Vegetation Control
Dr. Richard Ott - Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
~ Water samples for FREE pH and alkalinity testing
~ Pond weed samples for identification
TDA license holders will receive 2 hours General CEU credit.
Texas Cooperative Extension - Smith County
Texas Parks and Wildlife - Inland Fisheries
Call (903) 535 - 0885 by June 5th to RSVP and for directions.
Persons wishing to attend with special needs are asked to call in
advance, so that necessary accommodations can be made.