Want to apologize in advance if this is posted in the wrong category. Figure you fish guys will be able to help. I'm trying to find a good book or resource on building a small (1 acre) farm pond. I'm looking at 10 acres of land that has a creek running through the back of the property. There is some low laying land near the creek that, in my opinion, will be a nice spot for a pond. Some of the questions I have: Are ponds high maintenance? Whats a good depth for LMB, Bluegills, and catfish? Will I need permits from the DNR to stock game fish? How about run-off and aeration? Have so many questions... ??? I have no problems putting in the work to build and maintain a pond, just want to get an idea of what I will be getting into and how much will it cost to build and maintain. Thanks in advance.