The Pond Contractor of Choice
For more than 20 years, Lochow Ranch has been the pond contractor of choice for building and maintaining private ponds and lakes in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma.
We’re proud of our ponds. We live here and love the lakes here. We treat your pond like it is our very own.
Work with us to turn your lake or pond into the showpiece of your farm, ranch or rural retreat. Your unique body of water will become the center of fun and relaxation for family and friends for generations to come.
We provide comprehensive pond and lake contractor services for every situation:
- Design, construction and excavation of new ponds
- Renovation of existing ponds
- Pond stocking services and a wide selection of pond stocking fish for sale, including bass, trout, bluegill, catfish, grass carp and many others
- Fishery management
- Electrofishing surveys
- Turnkey pond and lake management, including pond water testing, pond weed control, pond liming and fertilizing, pond algae control and much more
Meet our team
At Lochow Ranch Pond and Lake Management, every member of our team has the experience and education required to ensure that your pond receives the highest quality care. They also undergo routine professional development on the handling and applying of chemicals. With over 50 years in combined pond management experience, let our team of experts create your dream lake.
getting started: Beginner's guide
Building your dream pond or lake takes planning and careful management to ensure your body of water meets your goals. Check out our Beginner’s Guide for an example of how to create, and maintain, a thriving fishery.
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Pond Excavation contracting
Architects, landscape designers, ranch and farm development professionals and other experts choose the experienced pond builders at Lochow Ranch.
Our team brings decades of experience and best practices to design, construction and renovation of every private pond or lake we work on. We are proud to have contributed to some of the most impressive rural retreats, farms and ranches throughout Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma.
Get started on your private pond paradise
Why pick Lochow Ranch as your pond contractor?
For more than two decades, we have learned a thing or two about how to bring the perfect balance to a pond.
If you are a new pond owner, we will help you fix the mistakes of prior owners. If you are a longtime pond owner, and have decided your body of water can be better with a little help, we can make it happen. If you are starting a pond from scratch, we will help you start right, with the best foundation for a healthy pond that can be maintained into the future.
Our biologists and pond and lake management experts have worked on thousands of private ponds and lakes across the region. We always provide each client with personal attention to meet their unique pond maintenance goals.
Every pond management service plan starts with an on-site, in-depth assessment of your property, conditions, lake characteristics and a thorough review of your goals.
We have seen it all: out-of-control weeds, predators, erosion, sediment build-up, runoff causing water quality problems, invasive fish species, water oxygenation problems and much more. Our library of successful past projects and effective pond maintenance techniques mean we will provide you with proven, expert guidance and an effective plan to meet your needs.
Whether your dream is a trophy fishery, a beautiful pond for enhancing the view, or a boating and swimming paradise, our pond management plans will turn your dream into reality.
A healthy lake makes for happy landowners and that’s our goal.
Industry-leading fishery management
When the fishing industry experts at Bassmaster set out to renovate a lake in Alabama for its video series on creating a great bass fishery, they turned to Lochow Ranch for our pond and fishery management expertise.
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Ask us about
- Lake and pond management
- Pond stocking fish for sale: bass, trout, forage fish, crawfish, bluegill, grass carp, minnows and many other fish for stocking
- Fishery management
- Seasonal pond maintenance
- Pond liming
- Pond fertilizing
- Pond water testing
- Control of pond weeds
- Electrofishing and fish population surveys
- Floating docks and recreational features
- Pond or lake design, construction, excavation and renovation
- Shoreline design, erosion control, dam leak repair, and dam maintenance