The Lake Ecology and Water Quality Laboratory here at the Bella Vista Property Owners Association have mirrored techniques developed by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife to assess the overall status of fish populations in Bella Vista lakes.  The goal of these techniques is to give an overall look at the health and structure of fish populations.  This data is useful for our biologists, but it can also help anglers better understand our lakes and help them make decisions about where to focus their efforts.  For example, some lakes might be better for harvesting many eating size fish, while other lakes might be better for trophy fish.