Complete Renovation

Sometimes existing fisheries contain populations of fish which need to be controlled before stocking. For example, crappie populations in smaller water bodies (less than 10 acres) may overpopulate over time, resulting in decreased bass recruitment and thousands of uncatchable sized crappie. Populations of "trash fish" like common carp, gar, yellow catfish, mudcats,  green sunfish, etc. may also indicate the need for renovation before a stocking program is implemented.  

Complete renovation follows the following plan:

  1. Use of Rotenone fish toxicant to kill off the fish population.
  2. Restocking of forage fish when it is appropriate.
  3. Restocking of predator fish when is it appropriate.
  4. Any other habitat and vegetation managemement needed.