Category Archives: Fish Management

Hot Summer Fish Stocking can be Risky

  It is happening again. Customers call or stop by wanting fish for stocking into their ponds and we have to tell them we are sorry. Perhaps they want sterile grass carp to eat nuisance vegetation. Some have lost fish … Continue reading

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Tempering Your Fish Before Stocking Your Pond

  Don’t just dump fish you have purchased into your lake or pond. Water is the complete environment fish live in and water from different sources is different. If the water temperature or chemistry is significantly different, you make shock … Continue reading

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Do You Know Your Lake or Pond Objectives?

  Most lake and pond owners are confused and frustrated by the assortment of “advice” they get from neighbors, web sites, biologists and well-meaning visitors to their pond. (To make sure you get only good information, refer to our web … Continue reading

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Harvesting Rainbow Trout From a Cage

  A well managed pond can be valuable in so many ways! Today was a nice sunny cool day in early March. I have a cage of rainbow trout growing in my pond and I feed them every (well almost … Continue reading

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Foster Lake & Pond Management Hopes to Assist Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing

With about 35 advanced fingerling rainbow trout loose in my pond and a cage full of probably 200 growing like crazy, I think we can give disabled active military and veterans some fly fishing fun next spring. Project Healing Waters … Continue reading

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Fall is a GREAT Time to Stock Fish in Lakes and Ponds

  This is a GREAT time of the year to stock your lake, pond or stormwater device (BMP) with fish. The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler. The water temperature is slowly dropping. That creates a … Continue reading

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Consider Stocking Rainbow Trout in Your Lake or Pond for Winter Grow Out

Rainbow trout grow year-round in the cool stream water of the North Carolina mountains. Therefore, juvenile fish are available in North Carolina and can be stocked throughout the state in the fall to grow through the winter. We have found … Continue reading

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Fish Stocking Client Featured in Fayetteville, NC Newspaper

Here is a link to a very interesting newspaper article about the fish stocking strategy of one of Foster Lake & Pond Management’s customers. Mitchell Morton, manager of our fisheries division, provided the technical assistance and delivered the fish. Stephen … Continue reading

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Annual Preventive Management on Lakes, Ponds and Stormwater Devices Saves Money and Maintains Compliance

  Pay us now or pay us later. Just like lawns and home exteriors, bodies of water need routine maintenance. If you neglect your lake, pond or stormwater device you will eventually have to pay for repairs and the expense … Continue reading

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Properly Starting a Lake or Pond Aeration System in Summer

  Diffused air systems, sometimes called “bubblers”, are often the most efficient and least expensive aeration systems for lakes and ponds. Virtually all lakes and ponds will benefit from aeration. The hot dry weather we have been experiencing this year … Continue reading

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