Minimize fish kill in extreme winter weather!
Don’t let this be your Pond or Lake! We don’t want a repeat of 2013.
Minimize fish kill in extreme winter weather! Snow on the ice for long periods of time can become a problem. With limited, or no oxygen, your pond or lake is at risk for fish kill. Here are some options to help minimize the stress on your fish:
- Shovel as much snow off your pond as you can, letting the sun penetrate. Try to do this after each snowfall.
- Drill some holes in the ice if you are not already enjoying ice fishing this year.
- It’s not too late to get a diffused air aeration system installed if electricity is near. Even with this cold weather it can be done—at least along the edge in a couple spots. You can move the diffusers deeper in the spring. Solar-powered options are available as well.
Good Luck! Hope for an early Spring!