Pond and fish management seminar planned at Vassar

Have you ever asked yourself why fishermen have such great passion for fishing? Is it because they enjoy being outdoors? Is it the challenge of catching fish? Perhaps it’s getting away and a place to relax, or maybe it’s just because there’s nothing better than eating a mess of fresh fish.

In any case, managing a pond’s fish population takes time and effort. What do you want in your pond? How do I manage my pond for trophy fish? What should I do to reduce the vegetation in my pond? These questions and many others will be answered at a public meeting on “Pond and Fish Management.”

Frontier Extension District will be hosting the meeting at 6 p.m.  June 11, 2014, to discuss these issues at a privately owned pond at 3473 K-268, Vassar, KS 66543. Watch for signs along the highway.

The evening will begin with hotdogs and chips, followed by presentations. Richard Sanders, fishery biologist with Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, will shock the pond to determine size and populations of fish currently in the pond. He will then talk about how to manage your pond for all round fishing or trophy fishing.

Charlie Lee, KSU wildlife specialist, will discuss control options for aquatic weeds and the evening will come to an end with questions and answers.

For more information, contact Frontier Extension District agents Rod Schaub, 785-828-4438, or Darren Hibdon, 785-229-3520.


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