Pond Management

Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas

Subdivisions - Hunting Clubs -Trophy Fish Lakes- our specialty!

State Licensed in Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas.

We have all the state-of -the-art equipment (electrofishing survey boat, liming barge ) full time fisheries biologist with many years of experience.

The first step that we take in pond or lake management is lake assessment.  A very important part of lake assessment is to determine  the condition of a lake and we do that with the use of a fish population survey.   This survey notes the  relevant physical characteristics of the lake, notes all aquatic weeds found and includes a  pond water analysis.  You will recieve a written  comprehensive management plan with all our findings and  recommendations based on the survey. This will give you the insight you need to make informed decisions in the management of your pond or lake.We will work with the land owner to assess goals in order to have the pond of their dreams.

Please contact us to schedule an electrofishing evaluation report.
Dan Suttle 601-425-448   800-228-9557
e-mail sales@suttlefish.com


Whether you are in need of pond and lake supplies, additional fish, or maybe you have questions or concerns about  the management of your  pond and lake, we want to be there for you.


Use this table below to determine if your fish growth is where it should be. The table emphasis is on the length of the fish. It shows you what your fish should weigh in a good health pond or lake with adequate food supply.

Largemouth Bass               Bluegill               Redear Sunfish
Length
( inches )
Weight
( lbs )
Length
( inches )
Weight
( lbs )
Length
( inches )
Weight
( lbs )
10
0.5
6
02
6
.01
10.5
0.6
6.5
0.2
6.5
.02
11
0.7
7
0.2
7.0
.03
11.5
0.8
7.5
0.3
7.5
.03
12
0.9
8
0.4
8.0
.04
12.5
1.0
8.5
0.4
8.5
.05
13
1.1
9
0.6
9.0
.05
13.5
1.3
9.5
0.7
9.5
.06
14
1.5
10
0.9
10
.07
14.5
1.6
10.5
1.0
10.5
.08
15
1.8
11
1.2
11.0
1.0
15.5
2.0
11.5
1.4
11.5
1.1
16
2.2
12
1.6
12.0
1.3
16.5
2.5
12.5
1.8
12.5
1.4
17.
2.7
13
2.1
13.0
1.6
17.5
3.0
13..5
2.4
13.5
1.8
18
3..2
14
2.7
14
2.1
18.5
3.5
14.5
3.0
14.5
2.3
19
3.9
15
3.4
15
2.5
19.5 4.2




20
4.5




20.5
4.9




21
5.3




21.5
5.7




22
6.2




22.5
6.6




23
7.1




23.5
7.6




24
8.1




24.5
8.7




25
9.3




25.5
9.9




To measure a fish, measure from the tip of the nose
with a closed mouth to the end of the tail.
Scales for the weigh can be purchased at most sporting good store.

To calculate your fish and to compare the normal growth it should be:
Use the table above, find your fish's weight and go to your fish length.
Your catch is 15 inches in length and weighs 1.5 lbs.
Divide the weigh of your fish by 1.8 ( table 15 in. fish weight 1.8 lbs. )
                 your fish 1.5 lbs. / 1.8 lbs. = 0.83 %

90 % and up
Pond in good condition
80%-89%
pond need work
75%-79%
pond in poor condition
50%-74%
pond in very poor condition


For help call Suttle Fish Farm, 16 Shorty Smith Rd., Laurel MS 39443
601-425-4480 or 800-228-9557
e-mail sales@suttlefish.com

Call for time and place for pick up 601-425-4480 800-228-9557

If we can be of any assistance, please e-mail at sales@suttlefish.com

Suttle Fish Farm hopes that this information is helpful 
to you for understanding pond management.

Thanks for visiting!!!
Developed By: Dan Suttle
Last Update: 01/05/2008
Comments: sales@suttlefish.com
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