About Us

Johnson Lake Management was founded by Malcolm Johnson III in 1980. Malcolm was one of the original pioneers of the fisheries management industry in the state of Texas.  Gary Brown, an Aquatic Biologist, has worked at Johnson Lake Management for 30 years and is the General Manager.  He holds a BS in Biology from Texas State University and is a former President of the Texas Aquatic Plant Management Society.


We are certified by the American Fisheries Society and licensed by the Texas Department of Agriculture.  Johnson Lake Management Service is a member of the American Fisheries Society, Texas Aquaculture Association, Ducks Unlimited, Texas Aquatic Plant Management Society, CAI (Community Associations Institute); BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association); AAFAME (Austin Association of Facility & Maintenance Engineers).


Scott Smith is one of the owners and helps oversee operations.  He earned a BS from Texas A&M in Aquaculture in 1989 and an MS in Fisheries Science at Auburn University in 1995.  Mr. Smith has been a co-owner, co-founder of Aquatic Features, Inc., Johnson Lake Management's parent company, since 2000.  Prior to Aquatic Features Inc., Mr. Smith worked as a researcher at The El Carao Fisheries Research Station in Comayagua, Honduras, the Production Manager of Simaron Freshwater Fish in Hempstead, Texas, and the General Manager of Anguilla Eel Farm in Petersburg, Virginia.


Gilbert Salazar, an aquatic technician, has been with Johnson Lake Management since 2010.

Gilbert is a hard worker and you won’t meet a nicer hard working hand.


• Aquaculture License TDA No.:  142396

• Pesticide Applicator Licenses:

    Edwin Scott Smith: 311516

    Gary Brown: 221511

    Gilly Salazar:

• Exotic Species Permit No.: 0716209

• TECQ Discharge Permit No.: TXG130000


Johnson Lake Management

106 Posey Road

San Marcos, Texas 78666






Call Us at 512-396-1231