A healthy and diverse fish population is an important part of creating an environmentally balanced lake. The Lake Doctors, Inc. will analyze your needs and provide an appropriate fish stocking program. Largemouth bass, bluegill (bream), and catfish are native fish commonly used for stocking Florida lakes. For the avid sports fisherman, the Sunshine Bass is an excellent choice.
Lakes with certain weed problems may benefit from an “integrated” water management program utilizing a combination of applications and stocking with Triploid Grass Carp, a weed-eating fish that is genetically modified to not reproduce. That modification allows us to perfectly balance your weed eaters with your invasive food supply to effectively manage the pond.
In warmer climates, we can also leverage tilapia, which are incredibly effective at controlling algae, duckweed, and watermeal.
At your request, we can outline a lake stocking program that is tailored to your needs. We will discuss recommended species, numbers of fish, governmental requirements, expected results, timing, and costs. Because availability of most lake and pond fish is seasonal and variable, we suggest that your requirements be finalized at an early date.
Fish Feeders and Habitats
If your goals include fishing, we highly recommend fish feeders and habitat to augment the productive capacity of your lake or pond. The Lake Doctors can recommend and install solutions from the industry’s best vendors to help you get more and bigger bites on the end of your fishing rod.