Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Jameson

one-year duck pond

7 posts in this topic

A temporary dam has created what hopefully will be a duck slough this year. The dam will be removed next year. I am planning on trying to get some millet going around the slough this year.

Is there anything else cheap/easy that I can do?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd toss a few logs / brush in there to have something for the ducks to loaf on, especially if there are wood ducks in the area.

Build a blind and pile some natural vegetation around it / plant some stuff on and around it now so any birds in there this summer are used to it.

Good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Smartweed would be another one to try. It is like candy to them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Check out this website.. I would throw freshwater shrimp in there.. Ducks love them

[Note from admin: Please read forum policy before posting again. Thank you.]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Throw some duckweed in it. They go nuts for it because it is ussually full of insects. Come ot my house and I will give you all you want.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the replies all. The pond is fed by farm field drains, so I don't think it could support the freshwater shrimp-to dirty. I may have to get some duckweed or something. Also it is a fairly treed area. It seems to really be attracting the woodies. Well, at least before this refreeze. Is their anything to do that's woodie specific? I believe there is natural nesting areas in the area, but is it to late to add houses for this year?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No, it is not to late to put up some boxes. They just started to use mine this week. Usually the rule of thumb is, as soon as you start seeing them, they start using the boxes. I kno0w with my experience that the sooner the better though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Jim Uran
      Drove out tonight It was ok
    • Jim Uran
    • biff
      First crawler picking of the year...pretty crazy in mid Feb.
    • Dave101
      Thanks, I'll check other lakes. 
    • AlwaysFishing23
      Well I know many of you are not going to believe me but I went out side (I have no clue why) and looking in the grass and saw what looked like a bunch of small twigs. Well they weren't sticks they were night crawlers! I grabbed a bucket and was able to grab 8 of them that was the first time I've got any for a long time so I missed a lot as I was way too slow went out a few minutes ago and there was none. I got them all around 7pm. Texted buddys and none of them believed me a few pictures turned that around. They all went looking and they found none must have been my area the hot spot maybe? Not really ice fishing related but its the middle of February not july finding some thawed dirt was a bit tricky either froze or mud after digging around I found some good stuff. Hoping the ice holds up and it will be safe for next weekend I'm going to have to try them for gills maybe. I've never used crawlers in the winter any of you? I've still got lots of waxes though. Now I fell I'm rambling but felt I had to share this!