Stocking your pond can be one of the trickiest aspects of making your dream pond a reality. With the sheer amount of fish species to choose from it’s easy to become lost. At AES we work with you and your goals. With your goals and budget in mind we will create an individual plan to best utilize your time and resources. A thrown together stocking plan will only cause headache and more money down the road.
Although many clients enjoy catching big bass we understand that not everyone shares those views. Some want to construct a small pond with fast and furious action for their grand kids. A plan like this might include bluegill, hybrid striped bass and a fish feeder. Others don’t want the hassle of liming, fertilizing, and forage stocking but still want quality bass. In this instance a feed trained bass fishery would be best.
If the pond already has fish in it we recommend an electrofishing survey Blindly stocking fish based on what the past property owner said or fishing results usually has ill-fated results. Electrofishing gives our biologist a snapshot of what’s happening underwater. Maybe you need to stock bluegill or maybe you have plenty of bluegill and it’s a better use of budget to stock crayfish. Our value goes beyond just stocking fish.