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Recommended Stocking Rates

REMEMBER:  When stocking a fish pond or lake for the first time or when adding fish to the present population, factors such as size of pond, depth, temperatures, weeds present or not present, structure, clarity, etc., all determine what kind and how many fish to stock.  Please give us a call or stop in and see us for more information.

EXAMPLES OF RECOMMENDED MAXIMUM STOCKING RATES:
The following are some examples of the maximum stocking rates for a pond.  Stocking less than the amounts shown is fine, but stocking over these rates should be avoided unless proper aeration is used and a feeding program is in place.  Unless heavy fishing pressure is regularly applied, these amounts will provide adequate populations.

Because every pond is different, we do not sell fish "packages." Call us and we can help balance your fish population.


LARGE DEEP PONDS - Over 14' depth, 1 acre or larger
1000 Fish/Acre*

EXAMPLE: 650 2" - 4" Hybrid Bluegill
  75 4" - 6" Channel Catfish
  200 4" - 5" Perch
  75 4" - 6" Largemouth Bass
  3 Gal. Minnows
    $1025.25 **

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEDIUM PONDS - 10' - 12' depth, 1/2 acre
1000 Fish/Acre*

EXAMPLE: 300 2" - 4" Hybrid Bluegill
  25 4" - 6" Channel Catfish
  125  4" - 5" Perch
  50 4" - 6" Largemouth Bass
  2 Gal. Minnows
    $617.50 **

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SMALLER PONDS - 8' - 10' depth, 1/4 acre
1000 Fish/Acre*

EXAMPLE: 200 2" - 4" Hybrid Bluegill
  15 4" - 6" Channel Catfish
  60 4" - 5" Perch
25 4" - 6" Largemouth Bass
  1 Gal. Minnows
    $344.50 **


 

 

 

 

Size of fish shown above can be changed if desired!

* With proper aeration; in some cases an aeration system may be necessary.
** Price does not reflect delivery, tax or bagging fees.
We recommend a ratio of non-predator fish to predator fish of approximately 6:1.

 
 
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