Welcome to the LandCo Podcast! In this series, we dive into ideas and practices around creating a trophy fishery. In this 9 part series, we take a look at some of the most critical elements in successfully creating a trophy fishery. We are joined by Greg Grimes, Nate Herman, and Mike OReilly…who are some of the must knowledgable and successful people in the industry! We have personally managed many fishery projects using theories and practices from each of these guys and we can honestly say that the results have been nothing short of incredible. So we thought we would share some of that experience with you! Hope you enjoy. Be sure to catch all of our podcasts available on our website and iTunes!
Greg is the owner of Aquatic Environmental Services based outside Atlanta, GA. Greg has a PhD in Fish Biology and has been an innovator in the industry for over two decades managing prestigious lakes all around the United States.
Nate is the founder and managing partner of Herman Brothers Pond Management. He has quickly become one of the industries innovators through his hands of experience in growing trophy fish!
PART 1 | DEFINING LAKE GOALS
In this episode we take a look at how every successful lake project starts…defining goals. Nate Herman joins us in this episode to chat about the importance of this step and how he advises his clients to think through this process.
PART 2 | LAKE AUDITS
This week, we are joined by Fishery Biologist Greg Grimes. Greg has managed many projects for us and our clients. His educational and real world knowledge are simply unmatched. Hope you enjoy this episode as he explains what a Lake Audit is and why everyone needs one as the first step in determining what needs to be done to achieve your goal.
PART 3 | REMOVING FISH
In this episode, we chat with special guest Nate Herman about the importance of removing fish. Catch and Release has become the new buzz word in the industry but it can be extremely damaging to private lakes. Take a listen to this podcast for an expert opinion on the importance of removing fish and why it is necessary!
PART 4 | LAKE STOCKING
In this weeks episode we tackling the issue of lake stocking with fish biologist Greg Grimes of Aquatic Environmental Services. Without question, ongoing lake stocking is one of the most important elements of properly managing a lake…but proper lake stocking is often a bit different than most people think. Take a listen to hear about the proper process from one of the best in the business!
PART 5 | FISH FEEDING (NATURAL & SUPPLEMENTAL)
This week we tackle the issue of fish feeding with Nate Herman. Without question, fish feeding has given us personally the most dramatic changes in the quickest time. In this episode, we cover why its important and the several ways you can accomplish your goals through feeding including natural forage fish and supplemental protein artificial food. Hope you enjoy!
PART 6 | UNDERWATER STRUCTURE
Back at it again with another podcast episode for the ‘How to Build a Great Fishery’ podcast series. In this weeks episode, I am joined by my father Mike OReilly, who will help me cover the issue of underwater fish structure. He has been at this for over 40 years and has tried everything! Hope you enjoy. Be sure to catch next weeks episode covering ongoing lake management.
PART 7 | ONGOING MANAGEMENT
This episode covers the importance of carrying out your management plan. I am joined by fish biologist greg grimes in this episode. His knowledge on creating trophy fisheries is just incredible and I cant thank him enough for joining us. The series wouldn’t be the same without him. Hope you like this weeks episode. I can’t tell you how many times we create plans for people that simply dont get carried out. If you truly want a trophy fishery, you must follow the plan. We tackle that issue in this weeks episode!
PART 8 | BUILDING DOCKS (BONUS EPISODE)
Hey Guys! First bonus episode in this series. It has nothing to do with the actual process of raising trophy fish. But it can increase the enjoyment of your lake significantly. And I was recording another podcast with my father Mike OReilly…who has built every kind of dock you could imagine. So I thought I would pick his brain. Hope you guys enjoy this one.
PART 9 | HOW TO HANDLE FRIENDS & FAMILY THAT WANT TO FISH YOUR LAKE (BONUS EPISODE)
In this episode, I sit down with Nate Herman of Herman Brothers Lake Management to discuss the importance of having a plan in place to deal with people who want to fish your lake (which will happen!!!).