Fisheries Projects

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When Disaster Strikes: Design Your Fishery To Withstand Weather Events

September 24th, 2018

Written by Industry Expert Paul Dorsett, Fisheries Biologist I could hear his excitement when Mike called requesting a consultation on plans to build ponds and lakes on the ranch he intended to purchase. Upon arrival at the ranch to evaluate the potential for several 1- to 20-acre impoundments, and after consulting a topographic map, I […]

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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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Trophy Largemouth Bass Fishery: Keys to Sustainability

December 12th, 2017

AS SEEN IN Pond Boss Magazine: Written by Industry Expert Dave Beasley, Fisheries Biologist & Director of Fisheries  Complacency and trophy bass fishery are incompatible concepts that don’t belong in the same sentence. So, don’t let complacency sentence your trophy bass lake to an unsustainable destiny. While that may start off sounding a bit harsh, vigilance is […]

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Patience Is Key: Raising Trophy Largemouth Bass

September 21st, 2017

Written by Industry Expert Aaron Cushing, Fisheries & Wildlife Biologist With so much instant gratification in life these days, it is becoming harder and harder for people to exercise patience. When it comes to fisheries management, however, patience often leads to great future rewards. A pond owner in North Carolina decided to take the patient […]

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Creating a Trophy Fishery: From Tiger Muskie To Hybrid Striped Bass

June 27th, 2014

AS SEEN IN Pond Boss Magazine, May/June 2014: Written By Industry Expert David Beasley, Lead Fisheries Biologist Across this nation are some truly magnificent properties where man has utilized nature’s offerings and helped mold and create a truly spectacular setting. Located in a remote area of West Virginia, completely off the grid with the exception […]

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Creating a Trophy Bass and Muskie Fishery in WV, Part 4

November 15th, 2013

Blog Series, Part 4: Pond Completion and Fish Stocking Written by Industry Experts Aaron Cushing and David Beasley, Fisheries Biologists In the summer of 2013, we began working on another fun and exciting project, this time in southern West Virginia, helping to design a trophy fishery from start to finish. To take advantage of this […]

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Creating a Trophy Bass and Muskie Fishery in WV, Part 3

October 11th, 2013

Blog Series, Part 3: Habitat Completion, Fish Feeder Installation and Continued Lake DesignWritten by Industry Experts Aaron Cushing and David Beasley, Fisheries Biologists We recently began working on another fun and exciting project, this time in southern West Virginia, helping to design a trophy fishery from start to finish. To take advantage of this and other […]

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Creating a Trophy Bass and Muskie Fishery in WV, Part 2

September 27th, 2013

Blog Series, Part 2: Fish Removal, Habitat Installation and Continuing Construction Written by Industry Experts Aaron Cushing and David Beasley, Fisheries Biologists We recently began working on another fun and exciting project, this time in southern West Virginia, helping to design a trophy fishery from start to finish. To take advantage of this and other […]

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