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Feb 27, 2019

HPL | Ep14 | How To Stock A Pond
This is Huntin' Land, the podcast for Land Hunters and Landowners; with How-to's for Habitat Management and Land Investment, if you're own or manage land or want to learn more about how to do so, this is the podcast for you. 
Today we're talking about something that just about every landowner or land buyer we know wants, and that's a stocked pond producing trophy fish or fish for the fryer. In this episode, you're going to learn how to stock a pond to achieve either goal or both. 
Some of the questions we'll answer on how to stock a pond are:
How deep does a pond need to be for bass? How deep is "enough" and when determining how to stock a pond, does more or less depth or size create any advantages or disadvantages. 
When calculating how to stock a pond, what other considerations come into play when re-stocking an existing pond? Let's assume we've got ourselves a little piece of land and it has a pond on it. Are there any preliminary steps we must take when stocking an existing pond vs a new pond?
What is electrofishing and how can we use it to stock a pond?
How do water quality assessments and ultimately water quality amendments play into how to stock a pond? How important is weed control when determining how to stock a pond and when should it be done?
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What fish should I stock my pond with? What are the forage species? What are the predatory species? What is the best time to stock a pond? Should I stock forage species at the same time as predator species? Are there any "no-no's" to look for in upcoming weather? What about catfish? What do you see landowners separating catfish ponds from bass ponds? Where to buy fish to stock a pond?
We'll answer all this and more with Norman Latona of Southeastern Pond Management, who has 30 years of experience with how to stock a pond. If you've got a water feature on your property or you're thinking about adding one, you don't want to miss this. 
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