Farm Ponds with Judith O'Keefe

I live in the country and I could fill a page on the many reasons why I’ve chosen this lifestyle, but the first one that comes to mind this summer afternoon, is the pond.  Like many ponds it is full of large mouth bass and bluegill, eager to take a damselfly imitation if there are naturals around, or a popper if there are not.I’m often asked if there are trout living in the pond.  The answer is no. Trout cannot survive more than a few hours in water that is above 70 degrees Fahrenheit.  Adequate water flow and an understanding of water temperatures during the summer months are a necessity in selecting an appropriate fish species when first stocking a pond.  Most folks will choose to stock a ...Read More