Fisheries Management

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Top 5 Pond Management Articles of 2020

November 9th, 2020

The days have been slow, but the year has gone by fast! As we round out 2020, let’s take a look at the year’s most popular educational articles. Take a peek (or refresh your memory) with our top five, which cover all things aeration, toxic algae, shoreline erosion and the importance of lakes and ponds […]

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5 Ways to Achieve a Community-Oriented Fishery

October 28th, 2020

Written by Aaron Cushing, Fisheries Biologist Due to the more fast-paced lifestyles of modern families, people spend less time meeting their neighbors and enjoying the outdoors. Thankfully, many new communities are being designed around lakes and ponds, giving children and families easy access to something I traveled long distances for as a kid – a […]

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Don’t Miss Our Top 4 Fall Fisheries Articles!

October 1st, 2020

As we enter the cooler season, recreation around lakes and ponds slows, but it doesn’t have to stop completely! Fall is the perfect time to get started with unique fishing activities AND take a closer look at your goals and maintenance needs for your fishery in the upcoming year. Check out our top 4 articles […]

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3 Simple Steps for Successful Trophy Fisheries Management

September 22nd, 2020

Written by Dylan Kwak, Fisheries & Wildlife Scientist Developing a thriving trophy fishery is no easy task. To be successful, you must consider the various factors that could restrict productivity and develop a plan to create the ideal environment for fish growth. Growing massive and healthy largemouth bass or tiger muskies can be achieved by […]

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How Data Collection Helps Build Successful Management Plans

August 13th, 2020

Lake, stormwater pond, wetland and fisheries management is a complex field full of surprising puzzles and never-ending challenges. Effective management of our water resources depends on many different factors, making it critically important to understand the unique characteristics of your waterbody and identify how these elements can change over time. This is where data comes […]

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The Benefits of Utilizing Grass Carp in Your Lake Management Plan

April 8th, 2020

Written by Aaron Cushing, Wildlife and Fisheries Biologist, Environmental Scientist As professionals in the lake and pond management industry, we view ourselves as the caretakers of our freshwater resources. As such, we continually seek ways to improve and create Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs that preserve those valuable ecosystems. If an improvement can be made […]

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Should I Stock My Pond with Threadfin Shad?

February 20th, 2020

Written by Paul Dorsett, Fisheries Biologist When asked to choose my favorite species of fish, Threadfin Shad is always the first thing that comes to mind. Threadfin Shad play an incredible role in many fisheries as a prolific prey species and their high fecundity (ability to produce lots of offspring) makes them an especially attractive […]

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The Pros and Cons of Supplemental Fish Feeding

February 18th, 2020

Written by Logan Cowan, Wildlife and Fisheries Biologist Throughout the country, small ponds serve a variety of uses in our communities. Biologists help manage ponds for aesthetics, recreation, and stormwater collection—as well as for trophy fishing. Establishing a trophy fishery can be a complex endeavor that requires many tools and strategies to support the goals […]

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Utilizing Electrofishing to Develop and Manage Your Fishery

February 10th, 2020

Written by Dylan Kwak, Wildlife and Fisheries Scientist Unlike management of deer or bird populations, which are visually observed, collecting fisheries data requires methods designed specifically for aquatic habitats. Fisheries Biologists use a variety of sampling techniques to overcome the difficulty associated with properly assessing fish populations. Common sampling tools include gill nets, traps, angling […]

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Top 10 Pond Management Articles of 2019… Hint, #1 is Slimy & Toxic!

January 7th, 2020

That’s a wrap! What a year it has been. In honor of the new year, we gathered all of our educational articles and picked the top 10 most-viewed of 2019. Read our most popular articles covering toxic algae, aquatic weed control, fisheries and wildlife management and new innovations and technologies. 10. What We Can Learn […]

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