Pond Management: Harvesting Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, & Bream in Recreational Fishing Ponds

A key to creating and maintaining fishing quality in ponds is proper fish harvest. This video outlines the considerations and recommendations towards properly harvesting ponds in the Southeast that contain populations of both bass and bream. The size of the pond, productivity (fertility), and fishing strategy or goal all play a role in determining the annual harvest rates for both bream and bass. In addition, we also discuss proper fish measurement, maintaining harvest records, and also techniques to help pond owners reach their annual harvest requirements. If you have questions towards your personal pond management goals and harvest requirements, please call your local extension office for assistance.


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