Ohio 1/2 acre excavated pond built in October 2003 stocked with bluegill, hybrid bluegill, largemouth bass, hybrid striped bass, channel cat, and 2 grass carp. Tilapia have been stocked seasonally the past two years for filamentous algae control. The banks are lined with #2 limestone. Bottom diffuser aeration was installed in 2007. Feeding Purina Gamefish Chow and Purina Largemouth.
I have been taking my kids Bluegill fishing quite a bit this summer here in Missouri. There is no replacement in a tv or videogame for the excitement of when a kid lands a fish.
We have started taking a small trashbag with us when we go to pickup some of the trash left by others and the kids take the bag walking 30 - 50 feet on either side of us picking up soda cups, discarded bait boxes and papers to drop in the garbage on the way to the car. They learn a few things by doing this when we fish. They learn how to fish, hopefully, they learn to appreciate the beauty that God provides us and they learn responsibility for nature and to be a good steward.