Checking on the ponds

In the fall of 2015 we installed three wind powered aerators on one of our fishing ponds. This was done to see if there would be an improvement in fish health and survival rate during the winter months. In the fall they were working great, but it was time to see how they had held up over the cold months.

The only way to get to the ponds this time of year is by snow machine. Once arriving at the ponds were were excited and shocked by the amount of snow we had received. This is great for water flow for these ponds. Upon looking at the aerators, we noticed that they had left some openings in the ice. Once again another surprise at the temperature has been in the negatives most mornings and not getting much warmer than 20 degrees during the day (if that). 

We are in high hopes that this year will produce some great fishing.