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Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > July 2020 > 3 Reasons for Pond Fishing Trips
Fisheries biologists try to qualify the angler fishing experience to gauge the productivity of a body of water. One method is by surveying catch per unit effort (CPUE). How many fish are caught over a unit of time? If well managed, pond fishing trips will consistently provide numbers that are hard to beat.
Don’t own a pond? “Fishing ponds near me” may be as close as that overlooked pond at the park. It also may take a bit of scouting and a phone call or two to locate them. Another freshwater fishing tip: To help gain permission for a pond, let the owner know that you practice catch and release and will always shut the gate behind you.
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Andy is an outdoor writer (http://www.justkeepreeling.com/) and stressed-out Dad has contributed over 380 blogs to takemefishing.org since 2011. Born in Florida, but raised on banks of Oklahoma farm ponds, he now chases pike, smallmouth bass, and steelhead in Pennsylvania. After earning a B.S. in Zoology from OSU, he worked in fish hatcheries and as a fisheries research technician at OSU, Iowa State, and Michigan State.
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