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#211617 - 04/05/10 08:46 PM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: Brettski]
Lyle Krehbiel Offline
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Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 196
Loc: Kansas
24) A fun place to gather with family and friends
16) To provide escape, peace, and relaxation (therapeutic or otherwise)
9) Swimming hole
1) Quality private fishery
15) To provide non-powered water sports (ie; canoeing, rowing)

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#212283 - 04/10/10 12:15 AM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: Lyle Krehbiel]
Black Bass Offline
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Registered: 04/12/09
Posts: 131
Loc: Northeast Ohio
1) Quality private fishery
6) To attract wildlife for viewing and/or preservation
11) To study all of nature and/or biology
24) A fun place to gather with family and friends
21) A family or personal challenge to maintain a complex ecosystem
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#214954 - 04/29/10 11:52 PM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: The Pond Frog]
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This old thread showed up recently, and here are a few more thoughts . . .

I got home this evening to the east-coast from a rather stressful 4-day west-coast business trip. I've had very little time at home, or at my pond, in the last several weeks.

When I got home this evening, it was early enough to still have some daylight. I took a fishing pole, rigged with a small rubber salamander, to the pond. The pond was really active because of lots of bugs flying just above water level. Before I even got to the water, two deer spotted me, and showed their disdain. They slowly wandered off to into the thickets, where they continued to snort their disdain at me. Just as I made my first cast, something else caught my eye. It was a flock of turkeys. I counted twelve. They scurried into the woods.

That first cast hooked a small bass. Then I caught a monster male bluegill in full regalia mating colors. As I got around the back side of the pond, I caught two more bass and a trout. Then I heard several snorts behind me. There were ten deer at the opposite corner of the pond expressing their displeasure at me being in their territory. As I made eye contact with them, several continued to snort, but they all slowly drifted into the woods and quickly became invisible in the camouflage of the brush.

I hauled in one more medium size bass, and it was time for dinner.

What more describes the pleasure of owning a pond?

Ken
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#218931 - 05/27/10 01:27 AM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: Eric]
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Registered: 05/23/10
Posts: 2
Loc: milton keynes
16) To provide escape, peace, and relaxation (therapeutic or otherwise)
19) To create and enjoy the sounds of moving water (ie; waterfall)
20) A family or personal challenge of actually building it
21) A family or personal challenge to maintain a complex ecosystem
22) To provide safe, fresh fish as food
23) Water source for fire fighting
24) A fun place to gather with family and friends

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#219034 - 05/28/10 08:42 AM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: catmandoo]
RC51 Offline
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Registered: 07/06/09
Posts: 4289
Loc: Arkansas
Originally Posted By: catmandoo
This old thread showed up recently, and here are a few more thoughts . . .

I got home this evening to the east-coast from a rather stressful 4-day west-coast business trip. I've had very little time at home, or at my pond, in the last several weeks.

When I got home this evening, it was early enough to still have some daylight. I took a fishing pole, rigged with a small rubber salamander, to the pond. The pond was really active because of lots of bugs flying just above water level. Before I even got to the water, two deer spotted me, and showed their disdain. They slowly wandered off to into the thickets, where they continued to snort their disdain at me. Just as I made my first cast, something else caught my eye. It was a flock of turkeys. I counted twelve. They scurried into the woods.

That first cast hooked a small bass. Then I caught a monster male bluegill in full regalia mating colors. As I got around the back side of the pond, I caught two more bass and a trout. Then I heard several snorts behind me. There were ten deer at the opposite corner of the pond expressing their displeasure at me being in their territory. As I made eye contact with them, several continued to snort, but they all slowly drifted into the woods and quickly became invisible in the camouflage of the brush.

I hauled in one more medium size bass, and it was time for dinner.

What more describes the pleasure of owning a pond?

Ken




Cat,

You said it all right there!! You can spend as little as 30 minutes around your pond and everything seems better doesn't it? It really is quite amazing how calming it is and stress free! I wish I could spend more time at mine! I go up there for the day and it's like before I know it I have to leave and go home and I am not ready to go! smile I live for the day I have my cabin built there so we can spend weekends at the pond and not have to leave so quickly. Great post Cat!
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#220042 - 06/03/10 07:10 PM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: RC51]
Chris SE Ohio Offline
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Registered: 05/08/10
Posts: 21
Loc: Southern Ohio
1) Quality private fishery
6) To attract wildlife for viewing and/or preservation
9) Swimming hole
16) To provide escape, peace, and relaxation (therapeutic or otherwise)
22) To provide safe, fresh fish as food
24) A fun place to gather with family and friends
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#220824 - 06/09/10 12:55 AM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: Eric]
jmtjr Offline
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Registered: 04/04/10
Posts: 26
Loc: TX, Anderson County
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1) Quality private fishery
5) To attract wildlife for hunting
6) To attract wildlife for viewing and/or preservation
8) Grow-out pond (to raise young fish for transfer)
9) Swimming hole
13) To irrigate crops
16) To provide escape, peace, and relaxation (therapeutic or otherwise)
17) Reduce local insect population (fish eat bugs)
19) To create and enjoy the sounds of moving water (ie; waterfall)
20) A family or personal challenge of actually building it
21) A family or personal challenge to maintain a complex ecosystem
22) To provide safe, fresh fish as food
24) A fun place to gather with family and friends
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#226044 - 07/12/10 05:48 PM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: Brettski]
Bossone Offline
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Registered: 06/22/10
Posts: 297
Loc: Central Illinois (Bloomington)
In no particular order.....

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1) Quality private fishery
2) To enhance land value
3) Ornamental landscaping
6) To attract wildlife for viewing and/or preservation
16) To provide escape, peace, and relaxation (therapeutic or otherwise)
22) To provide safe, fresh fish as food
24) A fun place to gather with family and friends
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#226925 - 07/18/10 10:04 AM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: Bossone]
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Registered: 07/18/10
Posts: 83
Loc: livingston parish louisiana
escape,peace relaxation
also for my grandkids to enjoy
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#226983 - 07/18/10 03:45 PM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? [Re: Brettski]
FRIZ Offline
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Registered: 12/16/09
Posts: 72
Loc: IN
2) To enhance land value

9) Swimming hole

17) Reduce local insect population (fish eat bugs)

22) To provide safe, fresh fish as food

grin

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#267074 - 08/06/11 09:31 AM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: Eric]
richey Offline


Registered: 07/09/11
Posts: 21
Loc: Alabama, Etowah county
Ponds A, B, C, and D

#1
#3
#16
#20
#24

Sure enjoy the occasional bald eagle catch his one or two large mouth bass when he come through every April.

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#267075 - 08/06/11 09:36 AM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: RC51]
richey Offline


Registered: 07/09/11
Posts: 21
Loc: Alabama, Etowah county
I agree 200 percent. I can just drift away when I at the big spill way pipe. I lose track of time.

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#270711 - 09/24/11 04:58 PM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: richey]
jludwig Offline


Registered: 05/14/11
Posts: 1516
Loc: Central Kansas
Other- Fracking Water
12
18
24
1
2

The top three take proirity being from a farming family. The rest are extra benefits of owning many different ponds in various locations around my hometown.

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#275608 - 12/16/11 10:15 PM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: Eric]
heathw Offline


Registered: 12/14/11
Posts: 4
Loc: eastern oklahoma
12) provide water for cows

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#278916 - 01/26/12 08:02 PM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: heathw]
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Registered: 11/20/11
Posts: 1966
Loc: East Bloomfield, NY USA
If I must, I must ;-)

16) To provide escape, peace, and relaxation (therapeutic or otherwise)
9) Swimming hole
24) A fun place to gather with family and friends
3) Ornamental landscaping
21) A family or personal challenge to maintain a complex ecosystem
22) To provide safe, fresh fish as food
23) Water source for fire fighting
6) To attract wildlife for viewing and/or preservation
11) To study all of nature and/or biology
2) To enhance land value

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#278942 - 01/27/12 05:53 AM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: liquidsquid]
spinnerbait Offline
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Registered: 01/02/12
Posts: 390
Loc: NC
Taking family, and especially my grandchildren to feed the fish!

I enjoy sitting on the pier, and just relaxing. Watching the bass chase forage, they remind me of wolves!

Watching the fish grow, and learning to be a pond "meister".

And occasionally, fishing.
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#278977 - 01/27/12 11:16 AM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: spinnerbait]
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Registered: 09/08/09
Posts: 3536
Loc: Illinois, St. louis area
So I can fish in my front yard..
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#278978 - 01/27/12 11:25 AM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: Bluegillerkiller]
RC51 Offline
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Registered: 07/06/09
Posts: 4289
Loc: Arkansas
Here is why I own a pond. Just looking at it says relax and stress free written all over it!




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Edited by RC51 (01/27/12 11:26 AM)
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#278983 - 01/27/12 12:25 PM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: RC51]
Buffer Offline
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Registered: 11/01/08
Posts: 20
Loc: Ontario, Canada
1,9,11,16,24. Top 5.
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#279017 - 01/27/12 05:28 PM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: Buffer]
Dave Davidson1 Offline
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Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 14030
Loc: Hurst & Bowie, Texas
Corey, is that rake therapeutic?
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#307002 - 09/20/12 06:02 AM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: Brettski]
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Registered: 01/02/12
Posts: 390
Loc: NC
I thought about this prev. thread last night on why we own a pond. This is my wife with her 92 yr. "young" grandmother. She talked about this fishing trip the rest of the evening, and what a good time she had fishing.


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#307032 - 09/20/12 12:26 PM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: Brettski]
kenc Offline


Registered: 11/07/11
Posts: 909
Loc: Aylett, VA
RE hd82 about the smaller woman. Can they provide shade in summer and heat in winter?

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#307096 - 09/21/12 09:14 AM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: Brettski]
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Registered: 03/31/07
Posts: 1012
Loc: Mississippi
(1) was my original top priority but that has since shifted to others

1) Quality private fishery
2) To enhance land value
6) To attract wildlife for viewing and/or preservation
16) To provide escape, peace, and relaxation (therapeutic or otherwise)
24) A fun place to gather with family and friends
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#322427 - 02/17/13 11:22 PM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: Brettski]
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Registered: 01/31/13
Posts: 616
Loc: somerset county pa
1,16,2,5


Edited by small pond (02/17/13 11:25 PM)
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#323819 - 02/28/13 08:06 PM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: Brettski]
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Registered: 03/22/11
Posts: 174
Loc: Oklahoma
Why do I own two ponds? Well, they came with the land I purchased. I have 6 grandchildren that love to fish. I love to fish. I raised angelfish and sold them to fish stores. I was in the Navy. Therefore I like/love water and aquatic life. Nuff said.....
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