Spring Fish Sampling on Bella Vista Lakes

Mon, April 11, 2016 | Lakes and Parks

Beginning Monday April 11th the Bella Vista lake ecology and fisheries team will be conducting their annual spring fish sampling on our lakes.  This means possible noise and light disruption for a few minutes in any one location between the hours of 8:00pm and 1:00am.  All seven lakes will be sampled and the entire effort should be completed within three weeks weather permitting.  This type of sampling gives the best picture of the “balance” of our fisheries and gives valuable information that drives decision making in areas of fish supplemental stocking, new fish introductions, harvest recommendations, habitat creation, weed control / encouragement, and fertilization.  It also gives us our best measure of tracking progress from year to year.  Sampling will not coincide with any official scheduled fishing tournaments.  Your understanding and cooperation is appreciated.