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Aquatic Vegetation Control
Aquatic vegetation, both native and exotic, can become a nuisance if not properly managed. This is especially true in fertile ponds where there are plenty of nutrients available for plant growth
Dredging
American Sportfish also specializes in small-scale dredging. Our equipment is ideal for dredging boat slips, marina slips, in and around culverts, and boat ramps.
Electrofishing
An Electrofishing Assessment involves the use of a specially designed electrofishing boat. The fish are stunned by an electrical current and are captured with a dip net and placed in a live well.
Supplemental Feeding
A supplemental feeding program can increase the size of your bluegill while also increasing their reproduction. Increased reproduction translates to more food for your bass population.

In the south, some of the most productive trophy fishing ponds and lakes achieve that status by maintaining good water quality and by improving pond productivity through proper pond fertilization. A fertilization program stimulates phytoplankton growth which is the base of the food chain in your pond. Having more food available to the fish improves the growth rates and the maximum sizes of your fish. One of the first considerations before adding fertilization to your pond management program is whether your pond or lake will require an application of agricultural limestone. Depending on the soil type at your location, your pond may require the application of agricultural lime to neutralize the acidity of the soil.

We use water alkalinity as the measure for lime requirements. If needed, lime is delivered in bulk to the pond site and applied using a front-end loader and a barge. The barge spreads the lime over the accessible surface of the pond. Call today to set up a free water test to determine if your pond needs lime.

Fish StructureAdequate structure is an important part of the overall fish habitat in your pond. Structure enhances the fishing by allowing you to target known areas of structure where fish are more likely to be. It provides cover for predators and prey, depending on the sizes and type of structure.

Structure with tighter spaces provides better cover for bluegill and other prey items, allowing them to have better survival and grow to larger sizes.

Fish StructureStructure with larger openings are better for bass, and other larger predators.

Structure can be made of many things, and we are a dealer for Mossback Fish Habitat™, a type of artificial structure. So give us a call and we can help you design a structure plan for your pond.

Subcategories

Tracking the Tiger: Tiger Bass and Their Growth in the Southeast
Tiger Bass® is a buzzword among pond owners and bass anglers throughout the Southeast.
Barry W. Smith
Barry W. Smith
Certified Fisheries Scientist
Starting Over
There are more than 2.5 million ponds scattered across the United States. Most of these ponds provide fair to excellent recreational fishing opportunities.
Don Keller
Don Keller
Certified Fisheries Scientist
Liming Ponds and Lakes
Most lakes and ponds in the southeast, except those built in Blackbelt soils or those receiving water from limestone aquifers, will benefit from the addition of agricultural limestone.
Barry W. Smith
Barry W. Smith
Certified Fisheries Scientist
A beautiful 3 year old 5.5 lb Tiger Bass successfully released after an electrofishing survey.
Building ponds to grow more fish!
Crappie Brood Fish
ASF crew seining a pond for fish to deliver.
One of our delivery trucks ready to deliver your fish.
Our modern fish handling equipment.
We have grass carp ready to deliver!
Another awesome Largemouth ready to spawn.
Reef ball delivery! Gotta have a place for those big Tiger bass to feed around.
Another beautiful Tiger Bass!

Seasonal Tips

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This winter has been a cold one and now it appears that spring is here early! The spring fish spawning season is upon us so here are a few items for you to consider.
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It may have cooled off a bit but your bluegill are feeding so make sure your feeders are ready!