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Monthly Archives: December 2021

F1 bass: Beware Frankenstein bass

A couple weeks ago a potential new customer told me that another lake management company had told him, when he asked about the potential genetic issues with the offspring of F1 bass, that his company specifically selected the bass to avoid that. There are small lies, and then there are big ones. This is a Read more…

F1 largemouth bass: Beware Snake-Oil Fish Sellers

There’s that saying, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” But there’s another saying, this one from the apostle Paul: “Have nothing to do with the worthless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them for what they are.” Anyone who has read the New Testament knows that Paul spent a fair Read more…

F1 largemouth or Florida largemouth bass: Which Fish Is Better for Your Pond?

We have made several posts in the past about F1 largemouth, urging landowners not to stock them because of the genetic issues that arise when they begin breeding with one another. Many landowners have taken this information to heart and stocked pure Floridas; more than a few of those ponds are well on their way Read more…

Grow Five-pound Bluegill in Your Alabama Pond

Note: this post has now been corrected after the landowner pointed out our mistake.  We had written that the pond was stocked in spring 2019, when in fact it was stocked April 24, 2020. A well-known fish hatchery in Alabama – one that gets far more of the stocking business in that state than we Read more…

Stocking Your Tennessee Pond: Choose a Company with Integrity

If you go just by Google results and which company ranks the highest for searches pertaining to stocking a pond in this state, you’ll likely end up with a company that is actually headquartered multiple states north of us. Said company claims to be the best choice for stocking your pond; they also claim to Read more…