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#477067 - 07/26/17 01:54 PM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: Brettski]
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Registered: 10/27/15
Posts: 2211
Loc: S. end of Elkins, Arkansas
1. Provide a quality fishery / occasional table food.

2. Hobby to occupy my time.

3. Hopefully enhance land value

4. To aggravate me with irritating leaks
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#477069 - 07/26/17 01:58 PM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: Brettski]
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Registered: 06/10/16
Posts: 1497
Loc: West Central Missouri
Nice John! It's hard to say that they don't all apply.

If you make me pick one...then #2, then 1, then 3, that leaves 4 which is by protest!
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#477080 - 07/26/17 05:01 PM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: Brettski]
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Registered: 01/24/06
Posts: 2380
Loc: Butler In. Very NE corner
A pond is like a big pile of Cocain, just can't get enough!
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#508164 - 06/26/19 10:55 AM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: Brettski]
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Registered: 11/28/17
Posts: 38
Loc: AR
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16) To provide escape, peace, and relaxation (therapeutic or otherwise)
24) A fun place to gather with family and friends
1) Quality private fishery
6) To attract wildlife for viewing and/or preservation
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.20 acre pond-that leaks/4-5' deep. Stocked 6/22/19 with 300 BG(supposed to be HBG), 100 RES, 3carp. On 8/20 added 300 HBG, + 21 5"HSB. 8/21 added 5 8" SMB, one 10" LMB to try to help control the excess BG. video 8/12 https://vimeo.com/353629233

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#508167 - 06/26/19 11:44 AM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: Brettski]
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Registered: 01/24/19
Posts: 100
Loc: Morton Valley, TX
The original goal was simply to increase land value since there was only a seasonal BOW. We only hoped for a livestock tank. Now, everything has changed!
1) Quality private fishery
2) To enhance land value
3) Ornamental landscaping
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
10) To study aquaculture
11) To study all of nature and/or biology
12) To water livestock (not yet but hopefully soon for tax exemption)
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 (When it overflows)
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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February 2018 1.5 ac main pond fed from 1100ac watershed going through two 2+ac sediment ponds
900BG, 200RES, 200HBG, 100CC and 23# FHM

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#508175 - 06/26/19 12:41 PM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: Brettski]
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Registered: 06/06/18
Posts: 220
Loc: Parsons KS
Here goes my list
2 enhance land value
3 ornamental landscaping
4 provide affordable and convenient water frontage real estate
6 attract wildlife for viewing
9 SWIMMING HOLE
14 to provide powered water sports -- been a jet, jet boat, skiers pulled by side by sides
15 to provide non-powered water sports
16 provide escape, peace, and relaxation
20 a personal challenge
24 A FUN PLACE TO GATHER WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS


Edited by RStringer (06/26/19 12:47 PM)
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#508177 - 06/26/19 12:54 PM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: Brettski]
Mike Whatley Offline


Registered: 04/22/18
Posts: 1210
Loc: Louisiana
1.) It was a cheap source of dirt o build my house on.
2.) I love to fish so having my own private fishery was a given.
3.) For the distractions of everyday stress.
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#508179 - 06/26/19 01:43 PM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: Brettski]
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Registered: 10/26/18
Posts: 583
Loc: NW Kansas
I like that Mike, especially #3.
Working with Biologists at the state level, they tend to follow guidelines set forth in a manner that is pretty basic, not to knock what they do, but I wanted a place I could mix things up and try what I was told "wouldn't work here".
Wasn't specifically for fishing, but that's a part of sampling plan.
The challenge of balance..
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#508189 - 06/26/19 05:16 PM Re: WHY DO YOU OWN A POND? (forum members must vote) [Re: Brettski]
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Registered: 10/27/15
Posts: 2211
Loc: S. end of Elkins, Arkansas
6. To provide a swimming hole for my sister's labrador retriever. He will swim until his legs are wobbly when he gets out.
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