Sadler, Texas, February 26, 2019 - American Sport Fish Hatchery, based near Montgomery, Alabama, and Bob Lusk Outdoors pond management company, based in north Texas, announced the merger of their two companies.
American Sport Fish, known as producers of outstanding quality sport fish, and especially known for their trademarked F1 “Tiger” bass, have been in business since 1986. In 2013, they expanded services to include pond management, dredging, and liming.
Bob Lusk, nationally known private fisheries biologist, is in his 40th year. He’s considered a pioneer in the pond management business. Bob Lusk Outdoors focuses on helping landowners design, build, stock, and manage the best fishing lakes with healthy water, the best habitat, food chain, and management strategy they can have.
The merger combines the strengths of both companies to blend their many years of knowledge, experience, and expertise, with their reputation for prompt, personalized, on the ground services.
Shawn McNulty, Ph.D. Fisheries Biologist and one of the owners of American Sports Fish said, “We’ve been wanting a foot print in Texas to help landowners create their ideal lake or pond. It’s so much fun to help a landowner design a new pond or renovate an older one and then watch their family catch a fish of a lifetime”.
Robby Mays, Fisheries Biologist, and owner added his thoughts. “Bringing our science background into managing people’s waters and watching them enjoy their property is a big part of what drives us to do what we do”.
Sawyer Chiles, the third owner of ASFH, also a fisheries biologist, is in charge of one of American Sport Fish’s farms and handles the dredging. “Getting into the field, and making things happen is what we do. Joining with Bob Lusk Outdoors is exciting and we’re ready to expand and help more people”. With more than 1.2 million private ponds and lakes in Texas, Chiles sees a burgeoning market for dredging services in the state, especially in urban areas. “Texas has more private ponds than any state in the union, and too many of them have aged to a point they’re just not healthy. We look forward to assisting as many people as we can who need that service as well.”
Lusk added his thoughts, “This merger combines all our talents and allows each of us, and our employees, to do what we do best. Small businesses have their own limits, but the synergy among us is exciting”. He added, “My favorite thing is to help landowners bring their dreams to life any way we can, from designing their lake to sharing years of experiences to help them learn different ways to enjoy their waters. I’m excited”.
They’re poised and ready to assist any way they can and are ready to take on new clients.
About American Sport Fish Hatchery
American Sport Fish Hatchery is one of the largest producers of live, freshwater fish for stocking ponds and lakes in the southeastern United States. American Sport Fish also offers pond management services for lakes and ponds.
About Bob Lusk Outdoors
Bob Lusk Consulting offers full-service lake and property management from assessment to fulfillment. Bob Lusk Outdoors focuses on helping landowners design, build, stock, and manage the best fishing lakes.
American Sport Fish Hatchery is one of the largest producers of live, freshwater fish for stocking ponds and lakes in the southeastern United States. In addition to offering pond and lake stocking recommendations and fish delivery, American Sport Fish also offers all related pond management services such as monthly pond fertilization, automatic fish feeder maintenance, lime application, electrofishing (fish population assessments), consultations, fish habitat enhancement and structure installation, and herbicide applications for unwanted aquatic vegetation control. We also dredge retention ponds, fish ponds, lakes, channels, boathouses, and boat slips.
Located in Alabama with over 100 years of combined fish stocking, pond management, and aquaculture experience, American Sport Fish has the expertise and high quality products to help you to create and maintain premier ponds and lakes throughout the southeast. Whether it's stocking your new pond, renovating an existing pond, developing a management plan to grow trophy bass, controlling aquatic vegetation, or removing unwanted sediment, the staff of American Sport Fish is ready to help you.
Contact us today and put American Sport Fish Hatchery to work for you. (Click here)
The cold winter has set in for the year with water temperatures in the 40s and 50s, depending on where you are in the country. This time of year the fish are very inactive and typically don’t eat very often, making it hard to catch bass in winter weather.