Lake & Pond Management Service

The experts at Smith Creek Fish Farm's lake and pond management service will create a thorough program and give each customer a long-term maintenance plan. Our mission is to protect our clients' ecosystem's inherent beauty and harmony. If the customer is having problems with their lake or pond, we will create a strategy specifically for them to restore the ecosystem's equilibrium.

Lake Management Service

Depending on the targeted management aims and the specific nature of each given lake system, lake management strategies might differ significantly. As a result, designing an efficient management program for bigger systems necessitates not only a thorough initial biological study, but also extensive lake management expertise. Smith Creek Fish Farm offers the technical know-how and practical lake management experience to see each project through from start to finish.

Our Lake Management Services:

Algae & Weed Control

We use sophisticated pumps and spreader systems. This equipment enables us to explore a range of aquatic systems with ease and speed in order to execute treatments and other important management duties.

Biological Analyses

Biological assessments are performed to determine the different types of organisms that exist in a given environment, and this knowledge is then used to design a lake management plan. Aquatic plant evaluations, algae assessments, and benthic macroinvertebrate investigations are all examples of biological assessments.

Water Quality Monitoring

It's critical to keep your lake clean and clear of hazardous bacteria, whether you use it for swimming, fishing, or simply to enjoy the scenery. We provide on-site water quality testing   Water quality monitoring and testing on a regular basis will give you the information you need to maintain a thriving aquatic habitat.

Diffused Aeration Systems

We develop and install diffused air aeration systems to enhance the quantity of oxygen in your aquatic habitat. These submerged diffuser systems push air into the lake using a shore-based compressor, circulating vast amounts of water and raising oxygen levels.

Remediation of Nutrients

To remove excess phosphorus from big lakes, Phoslock and Aluminum sulfate (alum) can be used. An expert at Smith Creek Fish Farm will come and  perform multiple applications to lessen the nutrient load on the system and the possibility of water quality concerns like harmful algal blooms.

Aquatic Vegetation Control

Harvesting is ideal for removing vast areas of undesirable aquatic vegetation and cutting channels through thick vegetation to provide swimming, boating, and fishing access. Harvesting is particularly successful for plants that develop a dense surface canopy or for annual plants that reproduce from seeds, such as water chestnut.

Fisheries

Professional fisheries management is your passport to a thriving and sustainable fishery in any size waterbody, from ecosystem management to fish surveys, stocking, and removal to permitting and regulatory compliance.

Pond Management Service

An yearly management plan, regardless of the size of your pond, aids in the long-term health and attractiveness of your waterbody. Professional management plans also eliminate the uncertainties when it comes to your property's future, allowing you to postpone or perhaps avoid the huge expenditures connected with pond dredging. Instead, you can relax knowing that your waterbody is being well-cared for on a regular basis.

Our Pond Management Services

Pond Aeration

Providing an oxygen-rich atmosphere within the pond is an important element of pond management. This is where a well-designed and appropriately sized pond aeration system comes in handy. Your pond manager may suggest a floating fountain, a solar pond aerator, or a submerged diffused system, depending on your waterbody goals.

Biological Augmentation

Ponds gradually fill up with organic matter, causing an accumulation of bottom muck and contributing to poor water quality. Microbial and enzyme-enriched products can help to keep aquatic habitats healthy. These naturally occurring microorganisms quickly metabolize excess pond nutrients and break down organic debris that would otherwise inhibit the freshwater exchange required for a healthy habitat, avoiding many common water quality issues.

Water Quality Monitoring

It's critical to keep your lake clean and clear of hazardous bacteria, whether you use it for swimming, fishing, or simply to enjoy the scenery. We provide on-site water quality testing   Water quality monitoring and testing on a regular basis will give you the information you need to maintain a thriving aquatic habitat.

Shoreline Management

The importance of shoreline management should never be underestimated. It is one of the most crucial factors of a pond's health. Buffer management, erosion control, and shoreline stabilization maintenance are not only attractive, but they also assist to safeguard your waterbody from erosion and prevent excess nutrients from entering the water column.

Remediation of Nutrients

To remove excess phosphorus from big lakes, Phoslock and Aluminum sulfate (alum) can be used. An expert at Smith Creek Fish Farm will come and  perform multiple applications to lessen the nutrient load on the system and the possibility of water quality concerns like harmful algal blooms.

Fish Stocking

Your pond gives a wonderful chance to spend quality time with your family or children while enjoying nature and fishing. Consider stocking target fish species like Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, and Channel Catfish to help assure simple, lucrative fishing throughout the summer. Cold-water fish, such as trout, are a terrific seasonal addition for some enjoyable and simple winter fishing.

Aquatic Vegetation Control

Harvesting is ideal for removing vast areas of undesirable aquatic vegetation and cutting channels through thick vegetation to provide swimming, boating, and fishing access. Harvesting is particularly successful for plants that develop a dense surface canopy or for annual plants that reproduce from seeds, such as water chestnut.