We have a combined 50 years of experience in providing fisheries and aquatic weed control services to pond owners in South Carolina. We use a combination of biological and EPA approved chemical control of noxious aquatic weeds.
When considering the best management plan for aquatic weed control in your pond, you must first have the nuisance aquatic weed species properly identified. The nuisance aquatic weed species listed here are the most common species found in the midlands and upstate South Carolina.
Triploid grass carp have been legal in South Carolina since 1983 for the biological control of aquatic weed species in ponds and lagoons. Normal recommended grass carp stocking rates will range from 5-20 fish/surface acre. Stocking rate is dependent on the amount of aquatic plant biomass in your pond.
Do you want the best of both worlds? A clean pond or lake and a great habitat for your fish to grow, slow natural predation, reproduce and feed? We can provide this with our lake management programs which include FisHiding artificial habitat structures.
Tilapia aureus, commonly called the Blue Tilapia, is used for both the control of filamentous algae and duckweed in ponds and as a "forage" fish species for largemouth bass.
Pond dyes are used to assist in the control of noxious aquatic weeds and algae in water that is three feet or deeper.
We work closely with our pond owners to find the pond management solution that best fit their individual needs.
Mac Watson II operates the Columbia, SC office while Mac Watson III operates the Greenville/Spartanburg office. We have a combined 50 years of experience in providing fisheries and aquatic weed control services to pond owners in South Carolina.
Mac Watson II has a B.S. Degree in Fisheries Management and worked for the SC Department of Natural Resources since 1970 as a fisheries biologist with responsibilities in our agency's farm pond management, state lakes, and hatchery programs.