The Key To Successful Fisheries Management
Knowing the proper species, sizes and quantity of fish to stock, and the best time of year to do so, is key to successful fisheries management. And as your complete lake and pond management partner, SOLitude Lake Management offers strategic fish stocking services to support your overall fisheries management program. Our staff is experienced with raising and stocking ponds with fish of all species. We regularly utilize the following species of fish for stocking ponds, but can work with clients to locate and stock pond fish of any species not listed here (as long as they are legal in your state).
Pond Stocking Fish
When it comes to pond stocking fish, we utilize a trusted network of quality fish farmers across the county. We are able to secure the variety and quantity of fish needed to ensure that our clients have the highest odds of reaching their goals. To keep the fish healthy and to minimize stress throughout the stocking process, our fish are transported in large insulated fish hauling tanks that have controlled amounts of pure oxygen metered into each individual tank. Water temperatures on the truck are kept cool during transportation and the water is treated with salt to help keep the fish calm and stress free.
Once arriving at the lake or pond, the fish on the truck are acclimated if the difference in water temperature exceeds the tolerance of the species being stocked. This is done by taking water from the pond and adding it to the hauling tanks prior to releasing the fish into their new home.
Fisheries Professionals… Did you know:
- Stocking sterile grass carp that are 12 inches or greater will reduce their susceptibility to predation and improve aquatic weed control results.
- Stocking golden shiners can be a great way to improve your pond’s forage base.
- Establishing and maintaining a healthy population of minnows or bluegill will help to prevent mosquito issues.
Contact SOLitude Lake Management to learn more about fish stocking, fish breeds, best time to stock fish, and other aspects of fisheries management.