Take control of your pond weeds! Every year about this time, ponds all over the midwest are overtaken by green stuff—Water Meal, Chara, Duck Weed, Filamentous Algae, Coontail, or even Cattails. Some pond vegetation is good. But, when plant material starts covering most of your pond’s surface, bad things can happen. Too many pond weeds affect how your pond looks, how it functions as a fish habitat, and how healthy it is for recreation.

Before-After-3Bjornsen Pond Management can help keep your pond in good health! We have the products and expertise to help take control of your pond weeds. Check out our pond vegetation control products. Midwest Bacteria, aeration systems, and mechanical tools will help better your water quality. And, of course, you can always ask us specific questions online or call (319) 350-2918! We are always eager to help!

Paradise Pads—The Heat is On!

Here in eastern Iowa, summer has arrived and the heat is on! With temps and humidity soaring, the perfect solution is use your pond for cool down activities. Bjornsen Pond Management has many products that will help you and your family stay cool.

Our Inflatable Swim Pads have been very popular. In fact, our inventory is decreasing and our manufacturer is struggling to keep up with demand. If you are interested in an inflatable swim pad—now is the time to buy!

We also carry Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards. These are a great way to explore your waterways, and get wet if you choose!

Check out the Docks, Swim Pads, and Paddle Boards section of our online store. We stock dock kits in many sizes and configurations, dock floats, and the more traditional foam swim pads up to 6-ft. x 18-ft.

Place your order today to get your items before the 4th of July weekend. Our remaining inventory will go fast!

Visit the 2020 QCCA Fishing, Hunting, and Outdoor Adventure Show and Save. Your visit will put some cash back in your pocket!

Kevin Bjornsen will be manning the Bjornsen Pond Management booth at the QCCA Fishing, Hunting, and Outdoor Adventure Show, Today—Thursday, February 13 through Sunday, February 16. We’re ready to talk with you about your pond and we will have vouchers at the booth for huge savings on select products.

Save on select Aeration Systems, 12 x 12 Dock KitsPond Audits With Electrofishing, and Midwest All Seasons Bacteria.

 


Take $100 Off of Select Aeration Systems

120v AC Aeration Systems

Take $100 Off of 12 x 12 Dock Kits          

Docks, Swim Platforms and Pads, Paddle Boards

Take $100 Off of Pond Audits with Electrofishing

Take $20 Off of 25 lb. Midwest All Seasons Bacteria

Midwest Pond All Seasons Bacteria 25 lb Pail

 

 


It’s that easy. Visit. Chat. And leave with a voucher for significant savings on select products. We’ll see you at the QCCA Fishing, Hunting, and Outdoor Adventure Show!

Show Location:

QCCA Expo Center, Quad Cities
2621 4th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201

Show Hours:

  • Thursday: February 13, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday: February 14, Noon – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday: February 15, 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday: February 16 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Visit the 2020 Cedar Rapids Sportshow this weekend and we’ll put some cash back in your pocket!

Kevin Bjornsen will be at the Bjornsen Pond Management booth the entire weekend ready to talk with you about your pond. We will have vouchers at the booth for huge savings on select products.

Save on select Aeration Systems, 12 x 12 Dock KitsPond Audits With Electrofishing, and Midwest All Seasons Bacteria.

 


Take $100 Off of Select Aeration Systems

120v AC Aeration Systems

Take $100 Off of 12 x 12 Dock Kits          

Docks, Swim Platforms and Pads, Paddle Boards

Take $100 Off of Pond Audits with Electrofishing

Take $20 Off of 25 lb. Midwest All Seasons Bacteria

Midwest Pond All Seasons Bacteria 25 lb Pail

 

 


It’s that easy. Visit. Chat. And leave with a voucher for significant savings on select products. We’ll see you at the Cedar Rapids Sportshow!

Show Location:

DoubleTree By Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
350 First Avenue NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401

Show Hours:

  • Friday: January 31st, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday: February 1st 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday: February 2nd 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The Heat is On—Will Your Pond Keep Its Cool? Summer was slow to arrive but in the upper midwest it is certainly here. We have had long stretches where daytime temperatures have been in the mid to high 90s with high overnight temps as well—high enough that pond water temps have been climbing fast.

While warm water is great for swimming and recreation it contributes to the explosive growth of unwanted vegetation and stress on fish due to low oxygen levels.

Just like humans, fish require oxygen (in the form of dissolved oxygen) to survive. Your lake’s or pond’s dissolved oxygen requirements are highest in the summer when water temperatures reach into the 80s and 90s. Higher temperatures reduce water’s ability to hold oxygen creating conditions that can lead to fish kills. Dead (and dying) vegetation like algae use large volumes of oxygen as material decays and is digested by bacteria. Oxygen depletion leaves fish and other aquatic organisms with very little of what they need to survive.

We have been monitoring ponds all over the midwest that have been taken over by vegetation such as Water Meal, Chara, Duck Weed, Filamentous Algae, Coontail or even Cattails. Having pond vegetation is good—to a point. But, when the plant material starts covering most of your water surface, bad things—like plummeting dissolved oxygen levels—can happen.

We often go back to the four basic methods of dealing with explosive vegetation growth:

  1. Preventative measures
  2. Mechanical removal
  3. Biological removal
  4. Algaecides, herbicides, dyes, and beneficial bacteria to slow growth

In addition to taking measures to reduce aggressive vegetation growth, you may want to seriously consider an aeration program to ensure your fish are getting the oxygen they need.

Bjornsen Pond Management can help keep your pond in good health. We have the products and expertise to help your pond “keep its cool.” Check out our pond vegetation control products, Midwest Bacteria, aeration systems, and mechanical tools that will help make short work of your pond cleaning tasks. And, of course, you can always ask us specific questions online or call (319) 350-2918! We are always eager to help!

It’s Time to Feed Your Fish

A lot of things about pond management can be very complicated—pond vegetation control, and keeping your fish population in a healthy balance to name a couple. But growing trophy sized fish can come down to a simple fact. Feeding a high-quality fish food like Purina® Aquamax® (Largemouth, MVP, 400, 500, 600) will help your fishery become the thing of legends. Bjornsen Pond Management recommends and sells the complete Aquamax product line. We have years of history with Aquamax, feeding it to fish in our own ponds.

When we design a custom feeding program for you, we emphasize the following:

  1. There is a significant difference in the quality of commercially available fish foods. Many are full of bulk fillers—fillers that will not contribute significantly to the growth of your fish. Aquamax fish foods are high in protein for fast muscle growth.
  2. There is really no such thing as “one size fits all” fish food. We feed various sizes of food—smaller pellets for panfish, and jumbo “largemouth” pellets for bigger fish. It is a fact—big fish want big food. We see this every day as we run different pellet sizes in feeders side-by-side. Smaller fish are attracted to the smaller pellets. While big Bass and Catfish devour the large pellets.
  3. We inventory Aquamax in our shop, and we strive to have food available to you at all times. You can pick up your bags directly from us, or we can ship bags to you.
  4. Feed consistently. If you follow our feeding plan, the growth of your fish will follow.

It’s Time to Feed Your Fish!

Free Shipping On All EasyPro Aeration Systems!

We are now offering free shipping on all EasyPro Aeration Systems! This is quite a savings as many of these systems are large and heavy.

Consider these positive affects of aeration:

  • Fish require adequate dissolved oxygen levels. It is challenging for them to survive in an oxygen-deprived habitat, especially as water temperatures climb. Deeper, colder areas of your pond contain higher concentrations of dissolved oxygen. Aeration will distribute that cooler, oxygen rich water to areas of warmer water breaking down stratification in the water column. Aeration allows fish to inhabit the entire lake as opposed to only a specific stratified layer.
  • Proper aeration will improve water quality. In oxygen deprived (anoxic) conditions, bottom sediments release various gases and metals that can cause water quality problems. Aeration will allow for many of the factors contributing to poor water quality to be released at pond’s surface.
  • Aeration will reduce Phosphorus concentrations. Phosphorus is one main culprit in creating and sustaining large algae blooms. Once phosphorus enters a pond’s ecosystem it is very difficult to remove.
  • Adequate aeration will break down unwanted bacteria.
  • Aeration removes foul odors by circulating the water and adding dissolved oxygen.
  • Aeration helps with mosquito problems.

Today is a great time to add more aeration to your pond. Remember, Bjornsen Pond Management is offering Free Shipping On All EasyPro Aeration Systems!

Your Pond May Be Under Attack! It happens every year about this time. Ponds all over the midwest are taken hostage by green stuff—Water Meal, Chara, Duck Weed, Filamentous Algae, Coontail or even Cattails. Having some pond vegetation is good—to a point. But, when the plant material starts covering most of your water surface, bad things can happen. Too much vegetation affects the aesthetic, fishability, and recreational appeal of your pond.

Before-After-3Bjornsen Pond Management can help keep your pond in good health! We have the products and expertise to get your pond back on a clear path. Check out our pond vegetation control products, Midwest Bacteria, aeration systems, and mechanical tools that will help make short work of your pond cleaning tasks. And, of course, you can always ask us specific questions online or call (319) 350-2918! We are always eager to help!