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Pond Management

Aquatic Ecology Understanding the aquatic community and its inhabitants.

Conserving Water In Ponds  Ways to prevent water loss during times of drought.

Fish Gardening  Raise a crop of fish to fill the home freezer.

Controlling Aquatic Vegetation With Grass Carp  remove noxious water weeds without herbicides.

Stopping Leaks In Ponds  Prevent and repair leaks in pond dikes and the pond bottom.

Yellow and Black Grubs In Fish  What they are and how to keep them out of your fish.

Benefits of a Well Managed Pond  What can you do with your pond?

Sportfish Management And Evaluation  Sportfish pond stocking and maintenance for recreation and food fish production.  Evaluation of existing ponds for balance. Correcting common fish population problems.

Challenges To Sustaining Balanced, Quality Sportfish Ponds  Many things can occur that upset pond balance and reduce fish production and angling quality.

Spillway Screen Construction  You have a lot of time invested in producing a quality fish pond; do not lose your fish or allow entry of wild fish during heavy rains. 

Simple Aeration Systems For Recreational Fish Ponds  Aerate your pond to increase fish production and help prevent low dissolved oxygen related fish kills.

Turtles and Turtle Traps Learn about Oklahoma turtles.  Build a trap if numbers are too high.

Pond Construction Information you need to know before constructing a pond.

Pond Maintenance Repairs and maintenance procedures to insure a long, useful life for the pond.

Liming Ponds Lime application to increase alkalinity and pond production throughout the food chain.

Water Quality A key guide to understanding and managing your pond.

Urban Pond Management Special problems associated with urban ponds in housing additions and other public areas.

Home Food Fish Production In Ponds  How to raise fish for table and freezer.

Aquatic Vegetation Identification And Control  Illustrated guide to nuisance aquatic vegetation.

Pond Fish; Identification And Natural History  Illustrated guide to fish commonly found in Oklahoma ponds.

Clearing Muddy Ponds  Understand the causes of muddy pond water and how to clear up the situation.

Stocking Fish In The Pond   How to safely transport and stock fish into the pond.

Fish Mortality in Ponds  Natural and human causes of dead or dieing fish in ponds.

Aquatic Insect Identification and natural history An Illustrated guide to commonly found pond insects.

Fish Attractors For the Pond  How to construct and place fish attracting structure in ponds.

Home Bait Production: Earthworms   How to raise your own worms for fish bait or composting.

Home Bait Production: Mealworms How to raise your own mealworms for fish bait or aquarium food.


Bait Minnow Production How to construct a small recirculating tank for producing and holding minnows or other fish.


Identification and Life History of Common Aquatic Invertebrates  An Illustrated guide to commonly found pond invertebrates. (PDF file)


Attracting and Maintaining Wildlife  How to attract waterfowl, birds, mammals and other wildlife to your pond.

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