Lake survey is an excellent tool for managing your lake or pond. The survey tells the manager what is happening at that moment in time and allows to determine course of action to meet the needs and goals of the lake.

Today we use an electrofishing boat, which uses a box that emits a specific voltage and amperage. This stuns fish, while the boat is moving across the water the lake or pond. This process may sound easy however, there are many variables that will determine the success of a survey. These variables include conductivity, temperature, water clarity and color, time of the year, plant density, and weather. When the conditions are right, electrofishing is an efficient way of determining the fish assemblage (types of fish) and densities.

During the lake survey we discuss history, past fish stocking, concerns, and goals for the lake or pond. On the day of the survey, all captured fish species are weighed, measured, and examined for general health condition. Stomach content analysis and tagging can be done as requested. Following the survey a detailed report will be written to explain the current condition of the lake and any future recommendations.

Interested in learning about your lake? Call (903) 718-0505 or email to get on our schedule for your lake or pond to be surveyed..