Below is a video of a father son(s) day fishing with Mid-America Hunting Association.
Common knowledge is that fishing quality is greatly improved with sub surface structure. Getting that structure in place is the challenge. On the Association managed waters we install several pick up loads of trees each year. Even for those that install the structure finding it again months later while fishing is sometime challenging.
After planting structure fish are transferred from an over stocked under fished pond to the farm lake with the newly planted structure. This is a basket of 30+ small crappie. Every one of these crappie caught from this one pond was small giving good proof the fish have over populated and run down their food source. Moving them to a new water body will allow them to grow into nice fish.
A couple crappies from a farm lake stocked earlier.
Our active fish stocking of leased farm lakes and ponds has been ongoing since 1981. With yearly monitoring by the members that provide feedback from fishing, our land mangers’ own fishing surveys, stocking and restocking many ponds and lakes each summer means a lot of fishing in a lot of places.
Try to find this level of dedication of fish management on public waters.
Even though the “ramp” can be difficult to navigate when launching your boat, at least you don’t have to wait in line or fight for a parking space.