An electrofishing survey is the most effective pond and lake management tool 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, age of your bass, 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 a pond or lake assessment and recommendations. This will give you the insight and information you need to make decisions in the management of your pond or lake.
Electricity is passed through the water. Alternating Current or Direct Current can be used depending on the situation. During the electrofishing process the current is passed between the 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. At this point, the fish are netted and put into a holding tank for observation. After observation, the fish are released. We can make many determinations and offer recommendations to make fishing more enjoyable for your family, company parties or your private getaway. Electrofishing Surveys were only available for high end customers. Technology has advanced where these services can be more affordable and accessible to the common pond and lake owner. Call us today to determine if an Electrofishing Survey is right for you. We have performed electrofishing survey's in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Kansas and Louisiana.