In keeping with our mission, we strive to help achieve and maintain the a careful balance that is both beneficial and sustainable for the Lake environment, those who enjoy it and the lake ecosystem as a whole.
FLG has partnered with the Lead Fisheries Biologist for North Carolina Wildlife Management’s District 9 to determine the need for and scope of a joint fish attractor. We launched an inaugural test program in 2016 and remain committed to the program going forward.
What’s a Fish Attractor?
Fish attractors are manmade structures that attract larger fish to a designated area for a short time in transition between cover. They are open in design and able to see through, generally with tubes and sticks that stick out and are easy to get fishing lures around.
The FLG Fish Attractor Program
Our fish attractor project featured 20 fish attractors; 10 from North Carolina Wildlife Management and 10 from Friends of Lake Glenville. For Lake Glenville, we chose the Honey Hole Tree fish attractor. This particular model is designed to be utilized in water at least 6 feet deep or deeper. The tree-like shape imitates natural fish cover and quickly attracts many species of game fish.
Each Honey Hole tree fish attractor has over 275 feet of flexible tubing that produces a permanent haven for bass, walleye, and pan fish. The cone and limbs are made from environmentally friendly polyethylene. You can fish thru the structure without snagging, which puts more fish in the boat and less tackle lost. The attractors have over 15,000 square inches of surface area for algae, eggs, and insect larvae to attach to. The dozen slots around the exterior allow baitfish access to a place to hide with in turn attracts larger fish.
Fish Stocking Program
FLG has partnered with Powell Wheeler, the District 9 Lead Fisheries Biologist for North Carolina Wildlife Management to address the issues of the how to maintain and potentially improve fishing in Lake Glenville. Fish have been stocked in this lake over the years and most recently Walleye around 2 to 4 inches in length were introduced into Pinecreek stream where they made their way to the lake and, it is supposed, were promptly eaten by the larger fish in the lake. Our belief is that Mill Creek is a better place to place these fingerlings and to make sure they are up to 6 inches in length upon introduction to enable them to grow in the streams and enter the lake at a larger size capable of survival to maturity. We are in discussion with Mr. Wheeler as to whether we can get his organization to donate these fish to us given our limited budget.