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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Tennessee Lake Management and Tennessee Pond Management: Theory versus Fact, or What Size Largemouth to Harvest from your Trophy-Bluegill Pond

There’s a growing trend these days in the scientific community toward simulated studies, where the researchers, rather than going out into the field to test their hypothesis, simply plug it into a computer and run simulations. A computer simulation, of course, has about as much relation to the actual reality of a functioning ecosystem as Read more…

Tennessee Lake Management and Tennessee Pond Management: Florida largemouth, part II

I wrote in my last post about how badly the catchability difference between F-1s and pure Floridas has been exaggerated. Now I’m going to talk about the biggest reason I recommend pure Floridas instead of F-1s. There was a time when I stocked F-1s regularly. Most other pond management companies working in this state still Read more…

Tennessee Lake Management and Tennessee Pond Management: Florida largemouth bass

If you really want to understand largemouth bass management in Tennessee, there’s a lake in Virginia that you need to know about. Briery Creek Lake is not a sprawling reservoir; it covers only 845 acres. It lies at a latitude of 37.19, just slightly more northern than the 37.08 latitude of Paducah, Kentucky. What does Read more…

Tennessee Lake and Pond Management: Smallmouth bass

Anyone who reads this blog regularly has read posts by me that reference how competitive the lake and pond management business is in Tennessee and across the Southeast. We have noticed over the last year or so that, evidently, our competitors seem to be following our management practices; as an example, we were the first Read more…

Tennessee Lake and Pond Management: the Coming Revolution

Why do we manage Tennessee ponds and lakes? Because there are very few things on this earth we get more enjoyment from than giving landowners their dream fishing escapes. It never gets old seeing people experience fishing of a caliber they never thought possible, on their own water. Part of the reason I post to Read more…

Tennessee Pond Management: Thoughts on Qualifications, Part II

AUTHOR’S NOTE: Our owner now has a master’s degree in fisheries science from the University of Florida and is in the process of turning lake and pond management on its ear.   A while back I made a post about qualifications. The impetus for that post was the fact that from time to time, I Read more…

Tennessee Lake and Pond Management: How Important is Experience?

We have been managing private ponds and lakes in Tennessee since 1987. We’re not the biggest company that works on private waters in this state, at least not at the moment; but we are by far the most experienced. If you’ve ever wondered whether experience really matters that much in pond and lake management, here Read more…

Tennessee Lake and Pond Management: the Importance of Details

We have stressed in past blog posts the importance of details when it comes to lake and pond management. One would think that common sense would tell one that details are important no matter what field one is talking about, whether it be fisheries science or rocket science, landscaping or construction of a skyscraper; but, Read more…