You’ve waited a long time to build a dream pond. You waited longer for it to impound the first few feet of water. Continue that patience and ensure water levels are stable before stocking treasured fish.
Costs to stock a new bass lake with basic forage average $475 per surface acre. The investment could reach $650 if your goal is accelerated growth rates.
It’s acceptable to stock a new pond when it reaches 50 percent of normal pool or designed depth. Bob Lusk actually tells people, “Make sure at least half the surface area has water, there’s at least eight feet of depth in the deepest part, going into a rainy season.” Good advice. Given current drought patterns, remain conservative. Once you achieve desired elevations, we’ll help expedite stocking and develop a high protein-feeding program that will make your fish look like body builders.