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Fisheries Management

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Answering Your Fisheries Questions: Don't Miss Our Top 4 Fall Articles!

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.

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Article #1: Stock Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout provide an exciting fight on a rod and reel for anglers of any skill level—and they make an excellent meal. No matter the type of waterbody on your property, rainbow trout may be stocked for fishing fun and as a fantastic source of forage for trophy fish in need of easy prey come spring…

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Article #2: Complete an Electrofishing Assessment

Creating a productive fishery requires patience, perseverance, and a strong strategy built on data. Electrofishing is an excellent tool to kick off the development of your management plan, or simply gauge your progress so you can pivot as needed. The fall is a beneficial time to complete this step, which will help set the tone for your fishery in the coming year…

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Article #3: Improve Water Quality With Liming

Productive fisheries need water that is rich in nutrients to promote the growth of phytoplankton—microscopic plants which serve as the base of the food chain. Seasonal liming can be used strategically to create the optimal water quality conditions that encourage healthy fish development…

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Article #4: Budget for Future Fisheries Work

Have you been dreaming of developing your perfect fishery? Or, maybe you’re considering some enhancements to your current fisheries management plan? No matter the stage you’re in, it’s crucial to create a budget and plan that will meet your fishery’s needs…

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Each season throughout the year comes with its joys and challenges, particularly around our lakes, ponds, and natural areas. Luckily, when you stay on top of your goals, plan in advance and consult with a knowledgeable team, the fisheries’ success and excitement you experience don’t have to end!

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