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Time to treat: consider your treatment options for vegetation control

Time to treat: consider your treatment options for vegetation control By Matt Ward At some point in the life of any pond or lake, vegetation or algae growth is going to have to be controlled. In last week’s blog posting, we mentioned that most of the time this is going to involve herbicides and algaecides.   Think of these… Continue Reading

Pruning around the pond: vegetation control is important for lake maintenance

Pruning around the pond: vegetation control is important for lake maintenanceBy Matt Ward There are many aspects to aquatic vegetation and we’ll explore several of them over time with this blog, but here we want to focus on vegetation management and control.   With everyone receiving their spring fish stockings, it is important to not neglect the vegetation,… Continue Reading

2021 can be an epic fishing year if you win one of our free electrofishing surveys

2021 can be an epic fishing year if you win one of our free electrofishing surveysBy Lochow Ranch Time is quickly running out to register to win a free way to gauge your Texas pond or lake’s fish population! There is just over a week remaining to enter our contest. You might be one of five people… Continue Reading

Bang for the Buck: Building a premier fishery with pelleted food

Bang for the Buck: Building a premier fishery with pelleted foodBy Matt Ward Fisheries at their most fundamental are a combination of habitat, fish, and people. The perfect blend of these three ingredients should create a healthy system with plenty and bigger fish for fishermen to target. Many factors go into creating a successful fishery, but likely the single… Continue Reading

Love your lake? Let’s learn what lurks there

Love your lake? Let’s learn what lurks thereBy Matt Ward In order to accomplish great things, we have to take an honest look at where we are and decide on where we want to go. This is no less true of lake and pond management than it is of life. Knowing how things are in your pond at… Continue Reading

Fish stocking advice: knowing your lake is the key to effective stocking

Fish stocking advice: thoughtful stocking is the key to fishing pond successBy Matt Ward Looking out across the country, you can see countless waterbodies dotting the landscape – ponds and lakes of every size. Most will have fish, but they’re subject to endless pressures: droughts that constrain fisheries; floods that scatter fish about the countryside; waterfowl gathering… Continue Reading

The Big Freeze: how did last week’s arctic blast affect Texas ponds and fish?

The Big Freeze: how did last week’s arctic blast affect Texas ponds and fish?By Matt Ward First, let me say that we sincerely hope that all of you are OK after last week’s extreme winter weather. Our thoughts are truly with those who experienced the worst of the power and water outages. If you were among… Continue Reading

The lake management calendar: maintaining your dream pond throughout the year

The lake management calendar: maintain your dream pond throughout the yearBy Matt Ward Managing your pond or lake to maximize its potential is a year-round endeavor. Careful pond cultivators follow a calendar outlining the best activities to pursue each month. In our region, that calendar starts and ends the year with the least amount of upkeep, and… Continue Reading

Prepping your pond for the season: what steps should you be taking now?

Prepping your pond for the season: what steps should you be taking now?By Matt Ward Spring will be here before you know it, along with better fishing weather. Now is the time to make sure your pond or lake delivers a top-notch fishing experience this year. Smart pond and lake owners are choosing what approaches will make… Continue Reading

Win a Free Electrofishing Survey and Make 2021 Your Pond’s Best Year Yet

Win a Free Electrofishing Survey and Make 2021 Your Pond’s Best Year YetBy Lochow Ranch Your pond can become a fishing paradise that you, your family and friends will enjoy for generations. And the first step to making that fishing paradise is to know what kind of fish are inhabiting your pond now, and which kinds to… Continue Reading

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