Better Trout Ponds and Cabins
We build ponds,lakes, cabins, etc., in a number of states
Our Custom Log and Timber Frame Homes Sell Fast! This May 2020 one is going on the market. Five and 1/2 beautiful rural acres.
Let us help you build the home of your dreams! Rural land is about the BEST investment!
Our homes when sold go fast! This one is ideally situated and close to Lake Placid, New York. Protective covenants guarantee your privacy and investment. For your family this place has beauty, comfort, and value. It also has enough Isolation to be safe!
Here is a home and property for sale this home was built using great materials. Ideal water and driveway with access rights to a 26 mile long lake! This place was old to ideal neighbors, maybe we can help you do the same in your dream destination!
We are virtually the ONLY pond builder with professional fisheries science background and thousands of ponds with dramatic fish populations! We specialize in both trout, bass, and predator species. Get results!
Mid August 2021. Johnson Family Farm Harpursville, NY. If you race off-road motorcycles and want also to be in a child and parent fishing tournament, this is THE place to go. Check out AMA National BlackSky Harescramble!
Since the 1960s we have been the lead pond consultants. We have worked for some of the largest fishing tackle and outdoor sporting goods stores in this country. We also have been doing the same thing for many private landowners! Get the results you want and need. Amateurs rarely build good ponds.
Whether we build your pond or supply our proven pond design specially tailored to your site that a good local contractor can follow if they are capable and have the right equipment. Practice makes perfect!
We are now designing and building ponds and NOW is the time to get started!
Hiring a contractor who has never owned and managed ponds might work if you get lucky. Since I have worked for both US Government and several states I have seen a lot of good waters and few have worked on as many private waters as we have!
A good multi hundred year pond is based on a good site selected, good water source, and good construction followed by best management practices. We often supply a detailed management plan.
A site visit to the actual pond, lake or cabin site will evaluate your water source, analyze soils, search the surrounding area for ponds and lakes and their clues for what this site's potential is, or isn't. Virtually no person alive in this nation has done more project review of this nature. Save your money and your time until your dream pond site passes this test. Contact me via email to discuss this essential fist step! If you cant find a worthy site we can help you with that!
A lot of ponds or lakes fail to become clear, or cold enough in summer, or produce the outstanding swimming and fishing environment you envision. We built about fifty before really getting good at it. Now even fishing tournaments and trophy fish are routine in our waters. We bring water to life. Clearwater is our specialty!
Having worked for a number of states and the Federal Government I have seen, studied, helped design, build and manage everything from tackle company fish pond display and casting ponds, to large reservoirs with epic recreational recreational and flood control, hydroelectric, and the value of these waters has become part of the American Way of Life. But even in an urban backyard we can develop a sanctuary that can make you very happy to come home and relax!
If you are trying to create a cold water pond consider these facts. You do not need or perhaps want a stream or river flowing into your pond or lake. What do you have for groundwater? Does your local contractor have a PhD in this? I do and have years of solving how to build these waters and make them thrive. Go jump in your own lake!
Like the Shoemaker's children who often go barefoot we go for years and don't build more for our own farms as we are too busy helping others. 2019 finds us with final plans to build a 1/2 acre spring fed pond and a spawning channel at one of our own 45 gallon per minute springs. The name is for the Claytoni flowers that grow there by the many thousands in spring, and for the spring water. This pond will have a beautiful flowering plant border that many refer to as Chick Magnets! The increase in real estate value, fishing, swimming, and potential to raise your own safe food are all real incentive to build your own sanctuary.
How can the pond be made clear? How can you prevent the pond from being filled with runoff sediment? How can the water be oxygenated? How can you prevent getting trash fish invading your pond? How can you manage your fish population by stocking or catch and release? What type of fish should you stock? Why do you need a permit before staring construction? Why do you need a stocking permit? How much does a pond cost? Why is the first site visit so important to guide your work?
We have built thousands of ponds and lakes in many USA states and a few in Canada. I started this enterprise in the 1960s and have worked as a privateer, for various states and the USA. First stage is always a feasibility study as water supply, site attributes, and other factors are very important.
We are biologists and skilled builders who can assist you in building the valuable pond or lake of your dreams. Lots of articles on this are written by amateurs and rarely achieve what we can based on wide ranging experience and attention to customer wishes and adherence to environmentally correct permitting and construction.
We are four generations of farmers and ranchers who have devoted a lifetime of devotion to proper land management. We have been involved in every stage of this enterprise from ownership, tax payers, to state and federal project review. I follow every single build from initial contacts to followups long after the hard work is done. Ou clients are amazed at our attention to detail and concern for natural resources and their goals and concerns.
learn about our cabin and pond building and our management efforts
Send us an email. We usually respond in one day. Then we will discuss your pond or cabin goals and make certain what we can do to help. Some owners use us for the expert consultants. Some have us build everything. If we think it is a good project you can count on our undivided attention.
668 County Route 60, Rainbow Lake, New York 12976, United States