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.
Adequate 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.
Structure 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.