Fishing

TOWNE LAKE FISHERY STUDY
&
2015 NEW HARVESTLIMITS

Each year, typically in the Fall, Towne Lake conducts a Study of the lake’s fishery to determine the overall health of the habitat. This year’s Study was completed in November, and can be viewed and downloaded in the website’s document library at www.townelakelife.com. For your convenience, you can also “click here” to view the Study.

Overall, the fishery is very healthy and progressing as expected. Each year the Study identifies trends and makes recommendations for implementation in order to maintain a thriving fishery. The Association will be making a decision on the Study’s recommendations at their February 26, 2015 Board of Director Meeting.

2015 HARVEST LIMITS: In advance of the February 26, 2015 Board Meeting, the Association has formally accepted and adopted new harvesting limits as follows:

Main Recreational Lake:
Fishermen are strongly encouraged to harvest every crappie they catch.
Fishermen may harvest up to 10 bass “under” 16” in length, per person, per day.
There are no harvesting limits for any other species of fish in the Main Recreational Lake.

Section 1 Clubhouse Lake:
Fishermen may harvest up to 5 bass “under” 17” in length, per person, per day.
There are no harvesting limits for any other species of fish in the Main Recreational Lake.

FEEDING OF FISH:
Owners are encouraged to feed the fish. This is one of the best ways to boost the productivity of the lake. Two pounds of feed consumed will result in 1 pound of fish weight gained. Fish maybe successfully fed from March through November. The Study recommends using Purina’s Sportfish Aquamax 500. Feeding may occur as often as desired and fish may be fed as much as they can eat in a 3-5 minute period. Feeding can be done by hand or with a directional fish feeder. The fish will require some time before they become used to being fed, but will eventually learn where easy meals may be had. Bluegill, and shiners will be the primary beneficiaries of the feedings, however bass and crappie will benefit indirectly when they consume a fed prey item. Feeding fish not only benefits the fishery but is a fun and relaxing pastime for residents and their children.

If you have questions related to the Study or its recommendations, please feel free to contact Towne Lake’s Community Manager, Jerry Evans, at [email protected] or by phone at281-213-4132.

 
 

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