B.A.S.S. Nation Conservation Directors show how to inspect your boat for Aquatic Hitchhikers.
Shaw Grigsby, renowned angler and host of "One More Cast", narrates this video highlighting the cooperative work between the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and St. Johns Water Management District to create the framework for a fantastic fishery and wildlife viewing area at Fellsmere.
The Leggett's Creek Bassmasters (FLW) were looking for a conservation project that would improve the fish habitat and the fishing at Prompton Dam, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. In 2005 the club signed up with the PA Fish & Boat Commission to begin a series of fish habitat structure projects through the Cooperative Habitat Improvement Program. The club not only partnered with the PFBC, but also their local boyscout troop, lumber company and concrete block company. They have completed 6 years worth of projects including Porcupine Cribs, Short Vertical Plank Structures and Black Bass Nesting Structures.
Seven Coves Bass Club, in conjunction with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, has been working to maintain an aquatic plant nursery and reestablish native aquatic vegetation in Lake Conroe, Texas. The objective of this project is to create shoreline cover and to establish native plants capable of outcompeting invasive Hydrilla. This project was partially funded by the Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership and Friends of Reservoirs in 2010.
The Oklahoma Water Resources Board, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation are working to reestablish native vegetation in Ft. Cobb Reservoir. This project is part of a nearly 20-year effort to improve water quality by reducing nutrient input into Ft. Cobb. Aquatic vegetation will utilize excess nutrients thereby reducing the possibility of the occurrence of Harmful Algal Blooms. This project was partially funded by the Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership and Friends of Reservoirs in 2011.
Texas Parks and Wildlife is working to restore native aquatic vegetation in Lake Palestine. The Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership and Friends of Reservoirs assisted with funding to maintain a plant nursery and to purchase supplies to establish founder plant colonies in Lake Palestine in 2011.
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is in the process of draining and completely renovating Leaser Lake. As part of this effort , smallmouth bass spawning benches were installed to help increase bass recruitment. The Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership and Friends of Reservoirs helped fund this effort in 2011.
The Lake Havasu Fisheries Improvement Partnership has been working with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to improve fishing on Lake Havasu, AZ for more than 20 years. Past efforts have included improving angler access and additions of fish attractors. The Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership and Friends of Reservoirs provided funds in 2011 to do an economic assessment to determine the effect of these efforts on the local economy.
Lovewell Reservoir in Kansas suffers from chronic loss of fish during water releases for irrigation. The Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership and Friends of Reservoirs is working with Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and other partners to install a fish exclusion device to significantly reduce fish loss during irrigation releases and subsequently improve the overall fishing on Lovewell.