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For Love of the Land #09: Designing and Building a World Class Bass Pond

It's not every day you meet someone with a driving passion that fuels them daily. Todd Watts is an individual who is determined to further his education in all things land. He got his start by studying ponds and fisheries management for the last 20 years. Todd has devoted countless hours to learning about fisheries from fluffy to dense cover all way down to the daily needs of largemouth bass.

Several years ago, Todd was able to purchase a property and construct the pond he has dreamed of for all these years. This lake is named Lake Mickey and saying it is special is an understatement. The design, construction, stocking rate, and the supplemental feeding program is all top-notch! We discuss all these topics and much more this week. This is exciting for us as we share new topics and ways to recreate on the land.

As Todd explains, it is not far fetched to believe that the Ohio state record largemouth bass may come from this pond in the coming years considering the management plan and guidance it is under. We hope you enjoy the new content and explanation of the different systems and similarities between land management and fisheries management. Enjoy.Learn.Share! #ForLoveoftheLand