It’s Electrofishing Season!

The turning of the trees here in north Texas signifies the start of fish survey season. Although electrofishing equipment is effective at all times of the year, most fisheries biologists prefer autumn sampling dates.  Not only is it cooler on […]

October 11th, 2017


What is this Ugly Film Covering my Pond?

Various types of films may periodically appear on the surface of your pond. The most common culprits are algae commonly referred to as “pond scum”.  There are a variety of algae species that manifest in different ways.  Single cell, planktonic […]

August 23rd, 2017


Aquatic weed removal – does physical removal work?

Manual removal of weeds and algae

Physical or mechanical aquatic weed removal is part of an integrated pond management plan, but physical removal has limitations. It is best suited to very small ponds when there’s not much time available to clean up a weed-bound pond. Over […]

July 11th, 2017


Keeping communities informed about pond problems

Community ponds and lakes in Texas function primarily in flood control; however, they also serve as amenities for residents of the community. The objective of community lake management is to manage the aesthetic qualities of the ponds while preserving the […]

May 1st, 2017


Tilapia Time for North Texas Ponds

Tilapia Swimming

Tilapia are a member of the Cichlid family and are native to tropical regions of the globe.  Due to the benefits they provide, these fish have been introduced in many areas outside their natural range. Aside from being an excellent […]

April 24th, 2017


The Catch and Release fallacy in urban ponds

catch and release program results in stunted fish population

How many times have you encountered the sign “Catch and Release Only” at your local fishing hole? This regulation is the most common fisheries management tool enforced on small ponds and lakes. Catch and Release programs caught on in the […]

April 17th, 2017


Why Should I Use Pond Dye and How Do I Apply It?

Pond dye with blue/black

Pond dye is very effective at reducing annual pond management costs.  These colorants act as a preventative measure and are an integral part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.  When compared to algaecides and herbicides, these dyes are less […]

April 3rd, 2017


Fish Stocking Chart and Recommendations

Fish Stocking Chart

This fish stocking chart is a quick visual reference for stocking guidelines in Texas waters. We are constantly asked “What kinds of fish should I stock?”. As Certified Fisheries Professionals, we’ll want to know more about your pond or lake […]

March 16th, 2017


Nutrients and Algae/Weed Growth

clean water and weeds

Nutrient loading from lawn fertilizer runoff is a major factor in promoting algae growth in urban ponds.  It is ironic that the commercial products that make your lawn so lush and green are the same products that make your pond […]

March 12th, 2017


Why is Pond Aeration Important?

pond aeration at night

Dissolved oxygen (DO) is the lifeline of the aquatic ecosystem.  Without oxygen, both fish and desirable aquatic vegetation can die.  Oxygen is present in water in much smaller amounts than it is in the air we breathe.  Maintaining adequate oxygen […]

February 27th, 2017


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