Foster Lake & Pond Management
Fisheries Management Installation & Maintenance Services
Serving Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro, North Carolina - NC & Surrounding Areas of South Carolina - SC
Foster Lake & Pond Management
Fisheries Management Installation & Maintenance Services In The Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro, North Carolina - NC & Surrounding Areas of South Carolina - SC
Foster Lake & Pond Management only sells fish that are at least 2 inches or longer in the Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro, North Carolina - NC & Surrounding Areas of South Carolina - SC. These fingerling fish have already learned to feed on their own, resulting in almost 100% survival. Higher quality fish insures that you will have many years of productive fishing. Fish stocking decisions should be based on your objectives and the level of management you expect to use. Many options exist for ponds in the Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro, North Carolina - NC & Surrounding Areas of South Carolina - SC. Sterile grass carp can be extremely effective aquatic weed and algae control tools. Many people enjoy a few hybrid striped bass stocked into private ponds for trophy fishing or to control overcrowded small fish. Fathead minnows are excellent forage for predatory fish. Consult with one of our staff biologists for a quality fish stocking recommendation.
If you’re building a new pond in the Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro, North Carolina - NC & Surrounding Areas of South Carolina - SC, or currently have a balanced population, several steps can be taken to avoid problems. DO NOT add additional wild fish or fish from someone else’s pond. Wild fish from streams or other ponds may not be genetically pure and may carry diseases or parasites. Remember, you want a fish balance, which will allow you to achieve your objectives for the pond. The fish you stock are a long-term investment. Don’t make a mistake that could haunt you for years; stock fingerlings from a reputable source. We guarantee our fish are healthy or we will replace the fish or give you your money back. Small fingerlings are less costly and are usually stocked into new or renovated ponds. They may not produce harvestable fish for 1-3 years. Large “advanced” fingerlings are sometimes available, which provide essentially instant fishing, but the cost is higher. Larger, “advanced” fingerlings are often desirable for adding to ponds with established fish populations. All species of fish may be stocked at the same time if balanced numbers and similar sizes are stocked. Budget, objectives and length of time before you can begin catching fish must be considered before deciding upon size of fingerlings to purchase. In new ponds the initial stocking is very important. The stocking rate is determined by the water supply, pond fertility, whether supplemental feed will be provided and by the objectives you chose. Foster Lake & Pond also provides Lake Management, Stormwater Management, Aquatic Vegitation Management, Fisheries Management, Fish Stocking, Lake Fountains & Aeration Systems.
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Electrofishing surveys for your Raleigh, Charlotte & Greensboro North Carolina area pond allow us to create a “snapshot” or data baseline of your existing population in order to make informed management decisions. This specialized equipment sends pulses of direct current into the water. This procedure stuns the fish that are swimming in the electrical field around the boat. We can then collect, weigh and measure large numbers of fish without harming them. This data provides us with important information including population density, species diversity, fish health, and Relative Weight. Water quality information, habitat, and depth surveys can also be collected at the same time. These factors are all used to create a customized management strategy.
Some Raleigh, Charlotte & Greensboro North Carolina area lake and pond owners want large numbers of “trophy” fish. Customized management plans to achieve these goals are now available. We use cutting edge technologies along with aggressive fisheries management techniques to produce amazing results. Whether your focus is largemouth bass, bream, catfish, crappie, or hybrid striped bass, FLPM has a management program to fit your needs.