Fish Habitat

Having quality fish habitat is necessary for fish reproduction, growth, feeding, and shelter. Each species of fish goes through different cycles at various times of the year and eats different foods. Spawning will put fish in one place, their need for cover in another, and their tolerances of temperature and oxygen levels, another. Whether you are a tournament angler or enjoy leisurely fishing with family and friends, we have the perfect setup for you.

Fish habitat determines which fish species live in various bodies of water. For example, trout like to live in lakes with water that is cold, deep, and clear.  Bass, walleyes, or panfish prefer lakes since they have cool, moderately clear, moderately deep water.  Fish like bass can also thrive in ponds, often alongside catfish.

What is Included in Fish Habitat

A fish’s habitat includes all the required physical factors (temperature, water depth, current, waves, bottom types, cover, etc.) and chemical factors (oxygen levels, dissolved minerals, and other substances) in their environment. Habitat requirements for each stage of a fish’s life cycle — egg, larvae, juvenile, and adult — may also be quite different within the same water body.

Why it’s Important

Fish need a safe, relaxing place to go. Whether they need to get away from predators or spawn peacefully, good habitat allows them to do that. A good fish habitat in shallower waters will provide baitfish with hiding places, as well as areas for algae and other food sources to grow. It can also be beneficial to develop one in deeper water nearby.  This can provide hiding and hunting locations for your larger fish. Suitable habitat is an essential part of maintaining healthy fish populations.

MossBack gives you the perfect setup for artificial pond habitat as well as the best fish attractor structure for lakes and reservoirs. Our MossBacks resemble the look and feel of natural cover. The textured surfaces promote and maintain algae growth. The plant-like growth collected on the limbs become a food source for the smaller fish that in turn become food for your larger sport fish.