Fisheries Projects


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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Fisheries Management: Water Quality Woes

November 25th, 2019

AS SEEN IN Pond Boss: Written by Fisheries Biologist David Beasley One of the most amazing attributes of water is its ability to provide people with a sense of happiness. Regardless of upbringing, nearly all of us have something to gain in life by having access to a recreational lake or pond. Some people find […]

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What Exactly Is an Electrofishing Survey and Will It Harm My Fish?

November 14th, 2019

Written by Industry Expert Ben German, Fisheries Biologist Collecting data on fish populations, which are inherently difficult to directly observe, has always presented a unique challenge to fisheries biologists. To combat this issue, a subset of the fish population is sampled (collected) and used to draw conclusions about the larger population in the water body. […]

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Stock Fish Ponds With Rainbow Trout Now for Winter Fun & Forage

September 10th, 2019

Written by Aquatic Biologist Chase Brown Lake, pond and fisheries management is often put on the back burner during the winter months as most sport fishing becomes slow, but one species thrives in colder conditions: rainbow trout. Rainbow trout offer a fun fight on a fly or rod and reel for anglers of any skill […]

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Lessons Learned: Monitoring Dissolved Oxygen to Prevent Fish Kills

July 16th, 2019

AS SEEN IN Pond Boss: Written by David Beasley, Director of Fisheries  For avid pondmeisters, there’s not much worse than the sinking feeling of disbelief followed by the rush of anxiety when you stroll to your favorite fishing hole, only to be greeted by hundreds or thousands of white bellies floating around your pond. It’s […]

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Fertilizing Your Fishery

May 6th, 2019

Fisheries managers often use pond fertilization to improve the biological productivity of a waterbody, resulting in improved fish growth and abundance. As with any management strategy, geographic location, pond owner goals, and primary use of the water body must be considered prior to implementation. If you are interested in the fertilization process (also referred to […]

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Largemouth Bass Movement in Flooding Events

February 12th, 2019

AS SEEN IN Pond Boss: Written by Industry Expert David Beasley, Fisheries Biologist & Director of Fisheries  Heavy rain has a way of devastating communities and properties across this great country. It seems common to hear of places that receive 6-8 inches of rain within a 48-hour period. During these flooding rain events, lakes, ponds and […]

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Managing a Fishery to Avoid Excess Phosphorus Levels

August 20th, 2018

Written by Industry Expert Dave Beasley, Fisheries Biologist and Director of Fisheries As you may know, phosphorus is a nutrient that helps fuel the growth of aquatic plants and algae. The amount of phosphorus that waterbody owners and managers want or tolerate will vary significantly depending on goals. For example, a community manager seeking clear […]

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Building The Fish Pond of Your Dreams By Following These Guidelines

January 18th, 2018

AS SEEN IN Pond Boss Magazine: Written by Industry Expert Dave Beasley, Fisheries Biologist & Director of Fisheries  Pursuing your dreams is an incredibly gratifying experience that has a way of bringing out the best in yourself. For some of us, that involves creating a trophy fishery where kids and adults alike can spend time together bonding […]

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The Benefits of Supplemental Fish Feeding

January 16th, 2018

Written by Industry Expert Logan Cowan, Fisheries Biologist  “Why should I feed fish food to my fish?” As a Fisheries Biologist working on private ponds, this is one of the most common questions I receive each spring from clients hoping to enhance their fishery. In response to the question, I always explain that while fish […]

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