Lake management – artificial habitat

Lake management – artificial habitat

Aug 20, 2012

Simple habitat introductions can not only add a “hot spot” to your home lake but add to its fish-producing numbers as well. Terry Brown of Wired2Fish fame works with local lake authorities near his home to supplement lake habitat.

Lake Management – Plants & Heat

Lake Management – Plants & Heat

Aug 11, 2012

Many pond and lakefront owners wage an ongoing battle with aquatic vegetation, scheduling regular chemical “weed kills.” For some, it is a legitimate concern. For others, it’s a misguided effort to produce a “swimming pool” lake.

Managing waters by harvest

Managing waters by harvest

Apr 11, 2012

Nate Herman builds and manages some of the most fascinating fisheries in the country with lakes custom-designed and managed for optimum results for the target species. But if you think catch-and-release is his primary management tool, think again!

VIP Bass Management

VIP Bass Management

Apr 10, 2012

“There’s an art to managing these lakes,” says Marc Deschenes, owner, operator and guide for VIP Adventures in Summerville, South Carolina. “About 90 percent of the fishermen who come here want to learn to catch fish and catch fish in the same day, so I have to make them as fisherman-friendly as I can.”

Small Waters Management – Aerator protection

Small Waters Management – Aerator protection

Feb 26, 2012

No one expects many serious fish kills in the upper Midwest this year as the mild winter of 2012 winds down. But odd and extreme weather conditions can have a devastating effect on small waters fish populations. Consider an aeration system to protect your waters from meteorological extremes.

Small Waters Management: Killer crappies

Small Waters Management: Killer crappies

Feb 17, 2012

“I don’t recommend introducing crappie into lakes less than 100 acres in size,” said Frank Jakubicek, at a regional Illinois Lake Management Association meeting. “Crappies can proliferate and take up the space of species like bluegill that are better suited to small lakes.”