Ponds: Fish & Frog Management

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Bull Frog
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These Aquaguides will help you improve your Missouri pond's fish and frog populations.

In This Section

Reducing / Catching Grass Carp

This Aquaguide shows you how to cull excess grass carp from your Missouri pond.

Channel Catfish in Farm Ponds

This Aquaguide shows you how to manage your small Missouri farm pond exclusively for channel catfish.

Crappie in Small Ponds

This Aquaguide shows you how to manage your small Missouri pond for crappie.

Fathead Minnows in New Ponds

This Aquaguide shows you how to stock fathead minnows as forage fish in your new Missouri pond or lake.

Frog Farming Facts

This Aquaguide shows that frog farming in Missouri is an economic long shot.

Good Record Keeping for Ponds

Keeping records of what you catch in your Missouri pond can help you better maintain its health. This Aquaguide shows you how.

How Many Fish Do I Have?

What kinds of fish are in my pond? How many fish are in my pond? What sizes of fish are in my pond? What can I do to make the fishing better? These are all questions that are common among many pondowners in Missouri.

Hybrid Sunfish in Ponds

This Aquaguide shows you how to manage your Missouri pond or lake for hybrid sunfish.

Managing for Large Bluegill (pdf, 846 KB)

This Aquaguide shows you how to manage your Missouri lake or pond for large bluegill.

Managing Strip Pits as Fisheries (pdf, 1 MB)

This Aquaguide shows you how to manage Missouri strip pits and quarries for fishing.

Managing for Trophy Largemouth Bass (pdf, 1 MB)

This Aquaguide shows you how to increase the number of trophy largemouth bass in your Missouri pond.

Missouri Fish Producers

This Aquaguide shows you where to find Missouri fish dealers who can supply recommended fish species for your pond.

Overstocked Bass Solutions (pdf, 874 KB)

This Aquaguide shows you how to reduce an over abundance of slow-growing bass in your Missouri pond.

Pond Fish Attractors (pdf, 665 KB)

This Aquaguide titled Fishing in a Barrel shows you how to  design fish attractors for your Missouri pond or lake.

Stocking Fish In Your Pond

This Aquaguide covers recommended fish-stocking species, species to avoid, when and how to haul fish, and find sources of stock fish in Missouri.

What's Bugging My Fish? (pdf, 944 KB)

This Aquaguide describes the main types of parasites anglers may find in Missouri fish and answers common questions about fish parasites.

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