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Foster Lake & Pond Management

Fish Stocking Services

Serving Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro, North Carolina - NC & Surrounding Areas of South Carolina - SC

Foster Lake & Pond Management

Fish Stocking Services In The Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro, North Carolina - NC & Surrounding Areas of South Carolina - SC

 

Fish Stocking Choices

 

Largemouth Bass

 

Largemouth Bass are the top predatory gamefish in a lake or pond in the Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro, North Carolina - NC & Surrounding Areas of South Carolina - SC. Largemouth bass typically are fast growing (up to 1.5 pounds per year) and excellent to catch on a rod and reel (hence their gamefish classification). These fish are critical to many Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro, North Carolina - NC & Surrounding Areas of South Carolina - SC lakes and ponds in order to maintain a proper balance or ratio of predator and prey.

 

Bluegill

 

Bluegill can grow up to approximately 12 inches long and about 4 1/2 pounds. They typically are an excellent food source for largemouth bass; are fun to catch and make good table fare. Bluegill should generally be stocked if “catch and release” largemouth bass fishing is the priority.

 

Fathead Minnows

 

Fathead minnows should be stocked with hybrid bluegill to provide bass with sufficient forage.

 

Channel Catfish

 

Channel Catfish are a bonus in a Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro, North Carolina - NC & Surrounding Areas of South Carolina - SC pond. They increase the productivity of a pond and do not compete with the other fish. You can put as few as you like or as many as you want as long as they will have adequate food. They can be stocked anytime. Channel catfish do not usually reproduce in ponds unless spawning containers are provided. Ponds less than 1/2 acre in surface area are difficult to keep balanced with bass and bream. Small ponds are much easier to maintain and usually more enjoyable if stocked with only channel catfish. They will grow fast and provide plenty of fun and food with a minimum of work. You can stock about 500 fish per acre if you don’t feed them and 1,500 – 2,000 per acre if you do feed them. You may also stock just hybrid bluegill and a few bass if you don’t want channel catfish. About 10 largemouth bass per acre will control the limited reproduction by hybrid bluegill and enable the fish to get big faster.

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Sterile Grass Carp

 

Sterile grass carp are incredibly effective for controlling most aquatic vegetation in the Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro, North Carolina - NC & Surrounding Areas of South Carolina - SC. They consume up to 3 times their body weight in vegetation per day and may grow up to 5 pounds per year. In North Carolina only sterile grass carp are allowed. We have found that if you stock 20 grass carp per vegetated acre of pond, you can expect control by the end of the second year. Our Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro, North Carolina - NC & Surrounding Areas of South Carolina - SC customers have been amazed at the effectiveness of the grass carp. They control duckweed, watermeal, moss, submerged weeds, and even eat grass clippings. They may not be effective for controlling pennywort, lilypads, and tough woody vegetation. They are relatively expensive, but are usually the least expensive long term solution for aquatic weed control. Large fish, over 8 inches long, are usually stocked to prevent them from being eaten by large bass in the pond. 

Foster Lake & Pond also provides Lake Management, Stormwater Management, Aquatic Vegitation Management, Fisheries Management, Fish Stocking, Lake Fountains & Aeration Systems

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