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Additional Pond Information

Additional Pond Information

OSU Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology


Fish for Your Farm Pond

Oklahoma Dept of Wildlife Conservation

P.O. Box 53465, OKC, OK 73152

Farm Pond Management for Recreational Fishing

Cooperative Extension Program

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff


Producing Fish and Wildlife from Kansas Ponds

Kansas Game & Fish Commission


Missouri Pond Handbook

Missouri Department of Conservation


Pond Fish and Fishing in Illinois

Illinois Dept of Conservation,

Division of Fisheries, Springfield, IL  62706

Managing Louisiana Fish Ponds

Louisiana Dept of Wildlife and Fisheries

P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA  70898


Pond Construction


Ponds – Planning, Design, Construction



Construction Hints and Preliminary Management Practices for New Ponds and Lakes

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX  78744


Spillway Barriers for Farm Ponds

Circ. ANR-326

Alabama Cooperative Extension Service

Auburn University, Auburn, AL  36849


Fish Identification


Fishing in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Dept of Wildlife Conservation

P.O. Box 53465, OKC, OK 73152


The Fishes of Missouri

Missouri Department of Conservation


Fish Population Assessment


How Is Your Fish Pond Balance?

Circ. 600

Alabama Cooperative Extension Service


Managing Ponds for Good Fishing

Missouri Cooperative Extension Service, Agricultural Guide

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO  65211


Aquatic Vegetation


Controlling Pond Vegetation

Oklahoma Dept of Wildlife Conservation

P.O. Box 53465, OKC, OK 73152


Texas A&M Extension

AQUAPLANT: A Pond Manager Diagnostic Tool



Aquatic Weed Management: Control Methods

SRAC Publication No. 360

OSU Cooperative Extension


Aquatic Weed Management: Herbicides

SRAC Publication No. 361

OSU Cooperative Extension


Grass Carp for Pond Weed Management

OSU Current Report No. 9202

OSU Cooperative Extension


How to Identify and Control Water Weeds and Algae

Applied Biochemists, Inc.


Aquatic Plant Identification and Use Guide, Volume II: Aquatic Plants and Susceptibility to Herbicides  - Technical Report A-88-9

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station

P.O. Box 631, Vicksburg, MS  39180-0631


Do It Yourself Guide for Weed, Algae & Pest Control

Aquacide Company / 800-328-9350

P.O. Box 10748, White Bear Lake, MN  55110-0748


Fish Parasites


Parasites in Fish

Oklahoma Dept of Wildlife Conservation

P.O. Box 53465, OKC, OK 73152


Spillway Barriers


Panel-Type Parallel-Bar Fish Barriers


Fish Feeders


Many good fish feeders are available from a wide variety of manufacturers.  Any web based search will provide you options to purchase.


Catfish Culture


Is Fish Farming For Me

Langston University Coop Extension

P.O. Box 730, Langston, OK  73050


Southern Region Aquaculture Center


Water Quality Management for Fish Farmers

Langston University Coop Extension

P.O. Box 730, Langston, OK  73050


Catfish Farming

OSU Cooperative Extension Service

P.O. Box 1378, Ada, OK  74820


Additional Contacts


Marley Beem / 405-744-3854

OSU Cooperative Extension Service


ODWC - Fisheries Division / 405-521-3721

P.O. Box 53465, Oklahoma City, OK  73152


ODWC Regional Fisheries Offices


Blue River Headquarters / 580-443-5728

3401 S. Hutchens Lane

Tishomingo, OK  73460-9749


Byron State Fish Hatchery/ 580-474-2663

Rt. 1, Box 535

Byron, OK  73722-9528


Caddo Office / 580-924-4087

2021 Caddo Hwy.

Caddo, OK  74729-3807


Durant State Fish Hatchery / 580-924-4085

2021 Caddo Hwy.

Caddo, OK  74729-3807


Higgins Office / 918-297-0152

Rt. 3, Box 1570

Wilburton, OK  74578-9529


Holdenville State Fish Hatchery / 405-379-5408

3733 Hwy 48

Holdenville, OK  74848-6009


Jenks Office / 918-299-7508

P.O. Box 1201

Jenks, OK  74037-9998


Lawton Office / 580-529-2795

(J.A. Manning State Fish Hatchery)

19333 State Hwy 49

Lawton, OK  73507-6015


Oklahoma Fishery Research Lab / 405-325-7288

500 E. Constellation

Norman, OK  73072-7900


Ponca City Office / 580-762-2248

417 S. Silverdale Lane

Ponca City, OK  74604-7315


Porter Office / 918-683-1031

9097 N. 34th Street W.

Porter, OK  74454-2743


Woodward Office / 580-254-9173

3014 Lakeview Drive

Woodward, OK  73801




The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) would like to acknowledge the contributing authors of this booklet: Barry Bolton, Fisheries Division Chief, ODWC; Bill Wentroth, regional fisheries supervisor, ODWC; Jeff Boxrucker, retired administrator, ODWC; Jan Dean, retired administrator ODWC/college professor; Glen Gephart, retired extension fisheries specialist, Langston University, Langston, OK; Phillip Moershel, aquatic biologist, Oklahoma Conservation Commission, Oklahoma City, OK; and John Stahl, retired regional fisheries supervisor, ODWC.


The American Fisheries Society (AFS), founded in 1870, is the oldest and largest professional society representing fisheries scientists with approximately 10,000 members worldwide.  AFS promotes scientific research and management of aquatic resources for optimum use and enjoyment by the public.  The Oklahoma Chapter of AFS consists of approximately 65 professional fisheries scientists living and working in Oklahoma.  Our goals are to promote and enhance the fisheries resources of the state of Oklahoma.  The Chapter promotes continuing education to keep fisheries professionals abreast of new and innovative developments in the science and serves as an information source for all interested in aquatic resources of the state.