Lake Management Seminar 3/24 in Athens, TX

For those of you interested in lake management strategies there is a seminar for you.  Texas Agrilife Extensions services is hosting Bass Tech Saturday March 24th in Athens Texas . The seminar is an all day event from 8:00 to 5:00.

Session presentations and tours will include Basic Pond Ecology, Water Quality, Pond Fertilization, Do-It-Yourself Fish Population Assessment and Corrective Stockings, Better Bass Fishing Through Genetics, Trophy Bass Management, Identifying and Controlling Nuisance Wildlife, Aquatic Weed Identification and Control, Feeding, Seining and Electrofishing Demonstration, and Aging Largemouth Bass Using Otoliths.

Private Water Fishing is the premier sponsor of the event. The event was held two years ago and had about 200 attendees. Most of these attendess are avid pond lovers and owners of private lakes.

Registration for the training is $70 by March 16, $100 thereafter. Participants may register online at  and enter the keyword “bass” or by calling 979-845-2604. Registration will be from 7-8 a.m. on March 24. Presentations, tours and exhibits will conclude at 5 p.m. A catered lunch and break refreshments will be included in the registration fee. In addition, each registrant will receive a CD of the proceedings, speaker notes and a copy of Higginbotham’s “Wildlife and Fish Management Calendar.”An optional behind-the-scenes tour of the center will be from 3-5 p.m. on March 23.

Texas Department of Agriculture private pesticide applicator license holders can earn one continuing education unit in integrated pest management.

The center is about 4 miles east of Athens and 75 miles southeast of Dallas. More information on the center can be found at

For more information on the symposium, or to register by regular mail and check, contact Higginbotham at 903-834-6191 or or Dr. Michael Masser, AgriLife Extension fisheries specialist, College Station at  979-845-7370 or

Posted by: Steve Alexander