This weed is taking over our pond in the back
Here is a grass carp just released into the pond. The water looks cloudy having been stirred up by the newly deposited fish. I hope they will eat this stuff! Eat, baby, eat!!
We have noticed numerous ponds in our area have moss or some kind of vegetation on them. Some are worse than others. Ours has gotten to the "worse" stage. It is very unattractive to say the least, but more than that, there isn't a place to throw a line out should we want to go fishing. And we do like to fish now and then. And eat our catch!
I remember the ponds/lakes on my dad's farm. He never had the moss or vegetation that is seen today. He did have grass carp in all his lakes, though. So I have high hopes for these little guys. We got 6 and they were only 6-8 inches in length. It's said that they can grow up to 30 lbs. That's a big fish!
Well, the fish are in place. It remains to be seen if they will like our variety of aquatic vegetation. It they don't work out, the only thing left to do besides removing this stuff with nets or seines, is to use chemicals. And I just don't like to think about putting chemicals in our pond where we have lots of fish and often geese and ducks. I've never thought chemicals are as safe as they (whoever they are) say.
And that's my fishy story for today. Until next time...