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Fish Stocking

Fish StockingPonds hold water, but they’re filled with dreams. You could skip a rock across many of the treasured waters. Regardless of the size, pride in the pond is equal. Fascination with life below the surface is endless. Folks desire optimum pond production. Regrettably, many have not learned benefits of a professional management program.

Early ponds originated as water holes for livestock. Early on, most were stocked with random fish from a nearby creek or neighbor’s lake. Folks were happy to just catch fish. Since that time, Nature has shared a few secrets to help us enhance your enjoyment.

What’s your goal? Grow a 10-pound bass or two pound bluegill? Have you caught hybrid striper on public reservoirs and want to stock them in your lake? Is crappie your favorite table-fare, but you’re not sure if your lake is big enough to stock them? Is your pond less than one-acre or murky? Is your pond new and never been stocked? Is it an older lake with mature bass, catfish, or crappie? You may think it’s easier to build a house than answer our questions, but they’re all extremely important to successfully stock a pond.

We have a plan to achieve any goal. And, we take great pride helping design a custom fish stocking and management plan…just for you. Sure, anyone can run over the local hatchery or meet a fish truck on the road, but a thoughtfully designed stocking plan saves time and money. For example, that 10-pound bass must eat 80 to 100 pounds of food to reach the magical weight. You’ll need lots of bluegill and a couple other forage tips we’ll offer. Without a strong food chain and balanced population, you risk a pond full of stunted fish. Certain environments are more suited for certain species. We’ll help you make the right choices.  We offer:

  • Black Crappie
  • Channel Catfish
  • Coppernose Bluegill
  • Crayfish
  • Fathead Minnows
  • Feed-trained Largemouth Bass
  • Florida or Native Largemouth Bass
  • Gizzard Shad
  • Golden Shiners
  • Hybrid Striped Bass
  • Hybrid Sunfish
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Redear Sunfish
  • Threadfin Shad
  • Tilapia
  • Triploid Grass Carp

As mentioned on the home page, we strive for unique experiences.  Surprise holiday guests or hunting camp buddies by letting them catch a fresh trout from your southern pond for dinner. They’ll talk about it for weeks.

Contact us before you break ground on a new pond. There are several habitat features that should be constructed to ensure fish have the proper environment to thrive.