Archive for April, 2012


Fish Tales

Here's a great bass Ray Petree caught from his one-acre pond six miles northeast of Sadler, TX.  It was constructed per specs from Ray Scott’s book on building a ...

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The role of pipe in your pond

Building a pond this spring?  Have you carefully engineered a pipe system for the role it plays in the dam?  The pipe’s job is orderly release of “normal” rain.  ...

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Catfish & Your Pond

How can I get catfish to reproduce in my pond?  It sounds productive, but can spawn unwanted management issues.  Catfish are notorious for quickly outgrowing small ponds.  Just one successful ...

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Murky Ponds

What causes a pond to appear murky, with low visibility, or clear, where you can see six feet?  The amount of particles suspended in the water column determines such conditions. ...

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Fish Feeds

How many seconds should I run my fish feeder?  The fish are your best source for answering that question.  Start with two or three seconds.  Record how long it takes ...

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Did You Know?

Catfish can “taste” food before actually consuming the morsel.  Whiskers on catfish are called “barbels”.  They’re covered with taste buds that form a network of sensors scattered over the ...

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Now’s the Time!

How do you nourish aquatic life in your pond?  If the pond doesn’t receive nutrients from runoff in the watershed, ask us about fertilization.  Properly applied, it grows plankton, ...

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Pond Pointers

If you’re like us, you count the days until fish feeding season.  Finally, your patience is rewarded.  Let the show begin!  There’s nothing more entertaining than watching antics of ...

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