Call: (800) 442-6648
The fishery in a pond or lake is a
very dynamic system. In order to fully examine the relationship
between the various species that are present, ABI recommends
conducting a fishery survey every few years. We employ various
techniques to evaluate the fishery of a waterbody: electrofishing,
seine netting, gill netting and fyke netting. By using one or more
of these sampling methods, we can determine whether your fishery is
properly balanced or not. To determine the necessary steps required
to manage your pond or lake, the fish populations should be sampled
to determine habitat, species, size, relative abundance and the
growth rates of the fish in the lake.
ABI can assess fishery populations
using seines, fyke nets, and shocking equipment. Data collected is
used to derived fish stocking quotas, harvest restrictions, feeding
needs and rough fish removal needs.
Conducting a fishery survey will
provide the information needed to develop and maintain a balanced,
healthy fish community in your lake or pond. Typical information
includes species composition, length frequency, population
estimates, growth rates, and other data. ABI staff biologists are
experienced in collecting and analyzing fisheries, data, and making
management recommendations based on the results. ABI has the tools
needed including seines, fyke nets, and electrofishing equipment.
Surveys can be designed to meet your goals and budget. Permits may
be required on public waters.
We have many fish species available
for stocking and delivery within Wisconsin, Upper Illinois,
Michigan Upper Peninsula, and Western Minnesota. They include
Largemouth Bass, Hybrid Bluegills, Bluegills, Perch, Walleye,
Northern Pike, Trout and Fathead Minnows. Other species may be
available -- please ask! Because of weather considerations,
stocking primarily occurs during the spring and fall when it is
less stressful on the fish. Call 1-800-442-6648 for current
availability and pricing.
Due to the stress of catching and handling fish, Aquatic
Biologists, Inc does not keep a ready supply of fish available
for immediate pickup. All fish must be ordered in advance. There is
a $100.00 minimum order requirement. Fish availability varies
throughout the year. Deposit may be required.
Fish age data can provide
information on growth, mortality, stocking success, and year class
strength. This data will help determine stocking needs, harvest
restrictions, population control and/or habitat manipulations, ABI
staff can collect and analyze scale samples from your lake or pond
and assess this information or we can instruct you to collect scale
samples and submit them for analysis. Due to time constraints fish
scale aging is conducted November 1st - April 1st only.
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