Give Your Pond New Life
Dan Miller Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Fri Jan 2, 2015 01:29 PM CST

We all have visions about late afternoons perched on the bank of a pond, line and bait set out to tease smallmouth bass. It's a great image -- and very much possible. But it's not a vision born without effort.

A pond is born to die. That may be a bit dire but not untrue. Without regular maintenance, a pond can drown in silt and undesirable weeds. Trophy fish will never materialize, and that vision of beauty transforms into a mucky swamp.

"Managing ponds for game fish is a lot like agriculture," says Terry Goldsby, owner of Aqua Services, Inc., ...

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