Utah Fish Stocking - A Lake Management Tool

Posted by Cove River Ranch - Fish Hatchery Utah on April 24th, 2019

Fish is a wonderful creature that has several uses. And you know what the best part is? You can easily raise fish in your backyard.

Fish stocking is something that has been done for hundreds of years. Fish stocking is crucial to the management program of any lake. The resources available to the owner and their long term goals play a critical part in determining what type of fish they want to stock in their lake.

Just like the way grocery stores need to be restocked at night before more shoppers would come in the morning, fishes in lakes and ponds also tend to decrease in number either because too many people have been fishing around or because of disturbances in their habitat; and for the same reason, it's stocking in Utah must be managed on a regular basis.

Fish Stocking


Initially, there is a discussion as to what kinds of fish you desire in your private pond or lake; Then there is an analysis of the current fish populations; This is done usually through electro fishing, where the fish are temporarily stunned in order to get some counts and percentages. The shock only lasts a few seconds. After that fish are counted, measured and weighed, and then released.

It is the statistics gathered from this data that helps determine how to further proceed in stocking the lake or pond.

Fish stocking is the way to populate your own lake or pond to make it the fishing spot of your dreams. By hiring a professional fish management service, you hire professionals who help create and maintain the healthy ecosystem necessary for fish populations.

Cover River Ranch is the largest privately owned and operated hatchery in Utah since 1910. We grow and deliver our live trophy trout to private fishing clubs, state agencies, as well as to private lake and pond owners. The thing which drives us is our passion and it’s what we do best. We have a single focus: growing trout.

Why choose Cover River Ranch?

The thing which makes us different from others includes:

• The purest product

• Untouched spring water

• Quality you can trust

• Privately owned and operated

• Competitive pricing

Moreover, we pride ourselves on growing the most beautiful, natural, healthy trout you can find. In nutshell, to stocking, to managing a healthy ecosystem, a professional lake management team as the Fish Farm Utah can provide the experience and supply the fish necessary, to help create the fishing lake of your dreams.

Want to learn more about Utah Fish stocking or to know more about Cover River Ranch please, call us at 833-278-7688 or visit our website HERE; https://coveriverranch.com/

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