The Fathead Minnow
Fathead Minnows can be one of the most important fish in your pond.
Fathead minnows is a great management tool to get your new pond or lake up and running. Fathead Minnows can reproduce 3 to 4 times in a season. They roughly have a 14 month life span. Fathead Minnows can be stocked at 10 pounds per acre of water. They can help complete a food chain between your Largemouth Bass, Bluegill and Channel Catfish if they are stocked. Another reason Fathead Minnows are a great forage base is they stay small. They will not get any larger than the length of your finger and never turn in to a predatory fish.