Stocking your Pond

THE RIGHT WAY

Helping you stock your pond or lake the right way is our main goal.  We offer a variety of fish to stock your pond or lake.  These fish include Largemouth Bass, Coppernose Bluegill, Native Bluegill, Hybrid Bluegill, Black Crappie, Channel Catfish, Redear Bream, Fathead Minnows and Grass Carp.  Stocking your pond or lake to enjoy great fishing year in and year out is the goal of most of our clients.   This can be acheived by assessinig your lake, learning some history and moving forward with a Pond or Lake management program. 

 

Here is an example of a stocking rate for a 1 acre pond.  New Pond, No Current Fish Population:

 

  • 100 Largemouth Bass

  • 100 Black Crappie (Optional)

  • 500 Coppernose or Native Bluegill

  • 200 Hybrid Bluegill (Optional)

  • 200 Redear Bream

  • 100 Channel Catfish

  • 10 lbs Fathead Minnows

  • Grass Carp (Pond Assesment to determine how many to stock)

 

These numbers can be adjusted if you have a current fish population.  A little history of you fishing and what has been caught (ex. sizes, weights, age) can help determine a customized stocking.

Keep in mind it takes a minimum of 5lbs of bluegill to give you 1lbs of bass. So ratios need to be stocked accordingly to acheive maximum potential for your Bass. 

 

Stocking ponds to your liking can be handled in a number of ways.  For example if you want primarily Channel Catfish or Black Crappie, we can come up with a customized stocking plan especially for you and keep the pond as healthy as possible. 

 

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