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TPWD News Release — Jan. 18, 2005

Meeting Set About Managing Private Impoundments for Better Fishing

CONROE, Texas — Managing Private Impoundments for Better Fishing will be the goal of ‘Bass 102’ scheduled for March 19 at the Lone Star Convention Center.

“Private pond owners who attend will benefit from learning complete management techniques for how to improve their ponds and lakes for better fishing. Participants will also benefit from speakers with over 100 years of combined experience and nationally known for their expertise in fish pond management,” said Michael Masser, Extension Fisheries Specialist at the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at TAMU.

The statewide workshop will be co-hosted by Texas A&M University’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas Cooperative Extension and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Pre-registration by March 4 is $50 per person or $75 after that date and at the door. Complete program proceedings of pond management information will be provided for each participant.

The program starts with talks about pond ecology and pond-renovation techniques. Experts about other aspects of managing private waters for better fishing will speak about topics including water quality, stocking and management strategies, improving existing ponds, aquatic vegetation management, troubleshooting problems, and the seminar will conclude with an ask-the-experts panel.

Also, three continuing education units for private, commercial and non-commercial pesticide applicators recertification will be offered to participants. A trade show will run concurrently throughout the event and exhibitors are invited to set up booths for $200 per booth.

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