Fish Pond Management
Pond & Lake Stewards: Grow Fish Instead of Algae
With thoughtful fish pond management, you can build wild fish habitat and enjoy natural fish propagation, while, at the same time, you can eliminate harmful algae blooms in the lake or pond in your care.
With BioHaven Floating Islands you can restore lakes and ponds to a healthy, thriving state, increasing biodiversity and bringing back the value of lakeshore living. Want to grow fish instead of algae in your pond? Read on. . .
Make your pond water healthy for human enjoyment — be a water steward
With BioHaven Floating Islands as your natural water stewardship ally, you can:
Increase fish population with biomimicry.
Mimicking nature’s own solution, BioHavens are beautiful and functional wetlands that cycle valuable but misplaced nutrients into beneficial plants and fish instead of algae. BioHaven floating island products facilitate oxygenation and homogenization of water and boost the growth of periphyton to provide natural food for small fish. Our floating man-made islands provide safe havens for all manner of fish. So you can grow fish instead of algae.
In every application, BioHaven floating islands function to mitigate harmful algae blooms (HABs), and to manage green and smelly waterways without chemicals.
Originally, Fish Fry Lake was a nutrient-rich, pea-soup green mosquito factory. You would not let your dog drink from the edge. The place stank. Today Fish Fry Lake (FFL) is the most productive wild fishery per acre foot of water in Montana. There’s no waterway in the state over 50 acre feet that even produces half the fish volume Fish Fry does. And water quality in FFL is far better today then when we started, even though the inflow water is just as nutrient polluted as when we started.
BioHaven Floating Islands are Versatile
Fix Your Pond. Fish Your Pond.
Wondering how to make your pond into a good place to fish? How to clean your pond? How to fish in your lake? We hope that this section of the Floating Island International site will answer all of your questions about how adding a floating island naturally improves your experience with wild pond management, building a place to fish, growing fish in a wild pond, increasing fish populations in your pond or lake, managing pond fertility, and managing a pond for high fish production.
Fishing is good for the Earth, and making water fishable, designing a wild fishery, building the best fishing hole, attracting fish to your pond, and implementing a fish management program is an amazing way to contribute to the sustainability of the planet. Sure, we may like to go fishing and catch some bass, bluegill, sunfish and perch in a wild pond. And we all hate when fish survival in the lake is poor, when we wake up to a fishkill or a harmful algae bloom. So wild fish pond management to turn algae into fish, grow largemouth bass in our lakes, is not just fun and games — fishing helps waterbodies, fishing reduces greenhouse gas emissions, fishing transitions out nutrients. Improving fishing in your pond is Earth Stewardship!
This is a report covering the first year where fish harvest was intentionally used as a means to remove phosphorus from the nutrient-rich water of Fish Fry Lake, in the agricultural area of Eastern Montana. Fish growth rates, as a result of the BioHaven substrate, were found to be well above average, and the pounds of phosphorus removed were carefully documented. The stewardship and measurement program described here is ongoing.