Fish surveys are used to assess the fish population in a lake or pond. Often this can be the first and most important step in developing a pond and lake management program. Fish assessments are performed using an electro-fishing equipment.
Proper fertilization and liming can increase three to four times the pounds of fish a pond will support. Unfertilized ponds stocked with bream, bass and catfish usually have about 100 pounds of fish per surface acre. Ponds receiving adequate amounts of fertilizer typically contain 300 to 400 pounds of fish per surface acre.
Applied Aquatics, Inc. designs and builds docks and boathouses for private and community ponds and lakes. We build solid set structures built in the water with no need to lower pond levels for installation.
Applied Aquatics, Inc. supplies lake owners with most any species of fish that pond owners may need. We stock new ponds as well as established ponds that may need some supplemental stocking. Our expertise in transportation and handling will ensure survival!
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Spring has arrived, with water temperatures quickly on the rise. Not only will the succession of spawns continue as the water warms incrementally, aquatic vegetation will begin to grow at the same rate — if not faster. Depending on the water clarity, available nutrients and water depth, different types of aquatic vegetation will flourish in southern ponds from the surface to the bottom. Vegetation should be monitored and controlled when needed.
Aquatic vegetation can be viewed from two opposing viewpoints. On a positive note, aquatic weeds throughout all depths provide cover, hosts for aquatic invertebrates and habitat for sunfish and bass. But unfortunately, certain species of aquatic plants will proliferate over-powering the positive attributes. Ponds weeds must be monitored to determine which types of weeds should be controlled.
Before introducing chemical herbicides or biological treatments, nuisance weeds should be identified. Applied Aquatics, Inc. can identify nuisance weeds to pond owners determine the appropriate herbicide and application rate. While some aquatic herbicides are selective, most will control a variety of species varieties.
With summer conditions arriving, southern ponds with aquatic weed problems will grow out of control in a hurry. Pond owners should control their nuisance aquatic weeds beginning in May before the weeds proliferate out of control. Aquatic vegetation nuisances can lead to poor access, poor fish habitats, and extensive fish kills.
Applied Aquatics, Inc. is here to help.