What is an Electrofishing Survey

 

An electrofishing survey is one of the most effective lake management and pond management tools available today. With the proper equipment, we are able to take fish samples from your pond or lake. In this process, we will be able to determine, stocking densities, health & proportion of fish, and detect disease or worm infestations. Once the survey is completed all fish are returned to your pond or lake. After the survey, you will receive an assessment. Along with fishrecommendations we will do a water sample. We will determine your Disolved Oxygen, Hardness, pH, Alkalinity and do Sodium Chloride levels if necessary. We will also use sonar to determine depth and give habitat and spawing suggestions. This will give you the insight you need to make informed decisions in the management of your pond or lake.

 

Tip: Did you know it takes 5lbs of bluegill to give you 1lb of bass...

How does Electrofishing work?

 

Electricity is passed through the water, by two types of electrodes, the anode (positive) and the cathode (negative). When applying the correct current, fish will experience a muscle response reaction called taxis. This will cause a swimming motion toward the anode. Once the fish reaches the anode, swimming will stop. The fish will go into a state of narcosis (stunned). Narcosis will only last for a few seconds normally and be back to put in the water in a few minutes. At this point, the fish are netted and put into a holding tank for observation. After observation, the fish are released.

 

Tip: Just adding fish to your pond may not be the right decision.  Pond assessments and Electrofishing Surveys can give you the informatiion to spend less money in the future and have a more productive pond or lake.

How much does it cost?

 

Cost is determined by distance, how many impoundments, or how large..

Here is a break down and all mileage is 1 way to your pond site and figured from our home office in Ada, Oklahoma.  We travel to Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri & Louisiana.

 

1-3 Acre pond  $500 plus $1.25 per mile

3-5 Acre pond  $600 plus $1.25 per mile

5-10 Acre pond $800 plus $1.25 per mile

10-20 Acre pond $1000 plus $1.25 per mile

20 Acres or more please call or email.. We will be glad to work up a price and visit.

 

You will get an Electrofishing Survey, Water Quality Analysis, we use Sonar to give depth, spawning and habitat suggestions. You will receive a report of findings and suggestion so you you can keep record of our visit and help with future lake management.

 

Tip: Hybrid Bluegill though fun to catch should be used as a  sport fish only in your pond not as a forage base for your bass.

POND & LAKE SHOCKING 

 

At Lake Master Pros we decided to make ourselves available for people with small pond and lakes to large impoundments.  Everyone deserves to have the same service of expertise available to them no mater what size pond or lake you have.  We want to help you create that fishing hole a great place for you and your family to enjoy.  In the past, lake shockings were for the elite lake owner.  We are doing our best to make this pond shocking service available to everyone.  

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