Electrofishing & Fish Stocking

Fish Surveys & Management Plans:

ElectrofishingFish surveys are used to assess the fish population in a lake or pond. They can be performed in established lakes to assess any problem that the lake may have, or they can also be used as a routine management tool to help diagnose small problems before they become larger ones. Fish assessments are performed using an electro-fishing system. This system stuns the fish long enough for capture. Then the fish are weighed and measured before they are released. These data are then used to assess fish health and growth and to provide the information needed about the fishery to make further management recommendations.

After the fish survey is completed, a unique management plan is written for the lake. Such a management plan discusses any problem that the lake may have, and provides a list of options to remedy or help each problem. The plans also include recommendations about fertilization, liming, weed control and structural improvements, which may be required. Each lake we work with is unique due to its physical characteristics, fish population and its owner’s expectations. We strive to provide every pond owner with the proper tools and expert ability to make his or her dream lake a reality.

 

Fish Stocking:

Fish can be provided at fingerling size for new lakes or at larger sizes for lakes that have established populations of fish.

We can provide:

  • Largemouth Bass (Northern or Florida strain)pond and lake fish stocking
  • Bluegill
  • Coppernose Bluegill
  • Redear Sunfish (shell cracker)
  • Channel Catfish
  • Hybrid Striped Bass
  • Crappie
  • Grass Carp (non-sterile or sterile)
  • Threadfin Shad
  • Fathead Minnows
  • Many other sport fish and forage fish species.