Pond owners can learn effective, science-based methods to manage fish in ponds during an online Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service webinar from 6-7:30 p.m. June 20.
Todd Sink, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension aquaculture specialist and director of the Texas A&M Aquatic Diagnostics Laboratory within the Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Bryan-College Station, will lead the presentation.
The cost is $35. Register at https://tx.ag/FishManagementProgram.
The webinar will delve into various aspects of fish management, providing valuable insights and practical knowledge to pond owners looking to meet specific goals. The program will cover topics such as pond food chains, fertilization programs, fish feeds and feeding techniques, fish population sampling, common issues that can affect fish populations and strategies for growing high volumes of fish, trophy fish or individual species management.
“This is a great opportunity to learn concepts that can radically improve fish production in your ponds,” Sink said. “These methods take time and effort, but following these recommendations have a proven record of meeting pond owner goals whether they are fishing for fun, food, trophies or all three.”
Learn how to manage fish in ponds, meet individual production goals
The program will highlight effective management strategies for maximizing fish production, including trophy bass, bluegill/sunfish, catfish and black crappie. Participants will learn about proven techniques that can be implemented in their ponds or lakes to achieve optimal results.
Participants will also gain understanding of how to identify and avoid a common problems in ponds, such as stunted fish populations, Sink said. He will also discuss the types of structure and fish attractors that can be added to ponds and lakes to enhance fishing experiences.
The program will conclude with a dedicated 30-minute Q&A session, where participants will have the opportunity to interact with Sink on specific concerns related to fish management. Sink will be joined by Brittany Chesser, AgriLife Extension aquatic vegetation program specialist and lead diagnostic scientist in the Aquatic Diagnostics Laboratory.
“The strategies that we cover are valuable because they will put you on the right track and help you avoid setbacks that cost time, money and frustration,” he said. “This is a great program, whether you are looking to produce trophy bass or catfish, or simply lots of fish for sport or to feed family and friends.”
For more information, contact Chesser at email@example.com.