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Coppernose Bluegill - Lake Master Pros - Pond and Lake Stocking

(Lepomis macrochirus)

Coppernose Bluegill the forage base of choice for many Ponds and Lakes

Coppernose Bluegill, a non-hybrid species, is an ideal choice for ponds and lakes that house Bass or other large predators. The Bluegill, specifically the Coppernose variety, reproduces naturally and when stocked correctly, provides an ample food source for Bass.

During their growth season, Bass require a solid food source. Interestingly, it takes approximately 5lbs of Bluegill to produce 1 pound of Bass. Therefore, when stocking, it’s recommended to have a minimum ratio of 5 to 10 Bluegill for every Bass.

The Coppernose Bluegill is not only a great food source for Bass but also has the ability to feed on commercial feed. This adaptability makes the Bluegill, particularly the Coppernose variety, a practical choice for various aquatic environments.

One of the fascinating facts about the Coppernose Bluegill is its growth rate. A Coppernose Bluegill can grow up to 1/4 pound per growing season. This rapid growth rate contributes to the sustainability of the Bluegill population, ensuring a steady food supply for larger predators like Bass.

In conclusion, the Coppernose Bluegill, with its natural reproduction, adaptability to commercial feed, and impressive growth rate, is an excellent choice for maintaining a balanced and thriving aquatic ecosystem. Whether you’re an angler or a pond owner, understanding the role and benefits of the Bluegill, especially the Coppernose variety, can greatly enhance your aquatic management strategies.

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