Its always been a dream of mine to be able to fish all day and night without ever having to leave my home. Fortunately for me, I may just be able to accomplish this one day soon. The way I’ll go about doing this will be through creating my very own trout pond in my back yard. I’ll stock it full of trout so that I’ll be able to go trout fishing whenever I want. I won’t need a trout stamp or a fishing license because I’ll be on my private property and I simply won’t let game wardens on my land. I’m so excited to do this that I’ve actually been reading lots of books on the subject. My buddies and I have even been known to visit other people’s trout ponds just to get a feel for how to make them.
I wrote this article to share my current plans for creating a pond for trout in my backyard. If you’re interested in doing something similar, I highly recommend you read through this article. You’ll get tips and tricks that you can use when you finally get your pond up and running.
Creating this kind of pond requires some deep dredging of the land. Trout need about 14 feet to flourish and survive in the long term. This depth will allow them to stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Small and shallow lakes, ponds, streams, and rivers will tend to get hotter during the warmer months. This is why we use these areas for bass fishing, but not trout fishing.
Another thing you’ll need to recognize is that you will have to manage your pond. Keeping plants like cattails at bay will be something that needs to be done each season. In addition to this, you’ll have to make sure that the water does not get polluted. Keep in mind that you will be consuming these trout, so you will really have to be sure that they do not suffer from pollution.
Fortunately, you can actually eat the cattails that grow up around your pond. They also serve up a nice bug repellant for you to use. As a result, you’ll want to make use of these plants each year and you probably won’t mind taking them down. Additionally, pollution will be easy to manage because you are on your own property. Just make sure that it is nice and far away from any animals you might be keeping as well as your septic tank.
These are just some of the things you’ll need to consider when setting up a nice trout pond in your yard. Be sure to find a professional to help you with the actual planning and building.