Measuring bass Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Billy Higginbotham
Measuring fish and maintaining records of fish caught from stocked ponds is a good management practice that allows landowners to chart the pond’s progress.

Winter pond management can mean better spring fish production

Supplemental feeding activity slows greatly when water temperatures decline, so automatic feeders may not be needed.

Winter pond management can mean better fish production in the spring, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wildlife and fisheries specialist Dr. Billy Higginbotham based in Overton, Texas.

Higginbotham said there are several important winter management tips to consider for pond owners who want to produce good fishing in their private impoundments.

In east Texas, higher precipitation rates in winter months often lead to many stock ponds catching new water from

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