Note that "Farm Ponds," as referred to on this web site, are recreational in nature. Calculations and management techniques mentioned here are not intended for use in commercial "farm ponds." For more information on commercial pond management visit the MSUcares Aquaculture section.
You can enjoy good fishing for years if you follow a sound pond management program. Building the pond properly, stocking the correct species at recommended rates, and controlling weeds are necessary first steps for proper pond management. Continued good fishing depends on harvesting the correct number, sizes, and species of fish each year. See the Farm Pond Calendar for more information on timing of management activities.