Aquatic plants are a beneficial and necessary part of fishing lakes and ponds. Without plants, many aquatic organisms would not survive. Plants add oxygen to water, provide and cover for nesting fish as well as stabilize the shoreline and prevent against erosion and turbidity. Unfortunately, once established, they can become a nuisance. Ideally, 10-20% of a pond’s bottom and surface should be covered in aquatic plants. If more than 20% of the pond supports aquatic plants or if vegetation is interfering with other pond or lake uses then mechanical, biological or chemical control methods should be considered.
For a complete evaluation on different control methods, contact Chase Rogers at 417-830-9040.