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Fish Stocking Rates
SPECIAL NOTE:

The  stocking rates below apply only if your pond or lake does not have an existing fish population. For supplemental stocking rates please contact a representative.

Grass Carp (white amur) stocking densities will vary based on the amount of vegetation present in your pond or lake.

The stocking rates below apply only when stocking fingerling fish.

Hybrid Bluegill may be substituted at any time with Redear Bream or Coppernose Bream.

Ornamental Koi may be added to any of the stocking rates below without changing the overall stocking densities.

Stocking Rates - With Feeding Program
If you plan to supplement with a commercial fish feed, then you may choose from the following three stocking rates.

OPTION #1


Black Crappie
100 per surface acre or 150 if you are not stocking Channel Catfish.

Largemouth Bass
100 per surface acre or 150 if you are not stocking Channel Catfish.

Hybrid Bluegill or Coppernose Bluegill
500 per surface acre or 1000 if you are not stocking Channel Catfish.

Redear Bream - Optional
200 per surface acre - deterrent to worms

Channel Catfish
700 per surface acre.

Fathead Minnows
10 lbs. per surface acre minimum.

Grass Carp (white amur) see below

KOI - Optional

OPTION #2


Hybrid Bluegill
2000 per surface acre.

Redear Bream - Optional
200 per surface acre - deterrent to worms

Fathead Minnows
10 lbs. per surface acre minimum.

Grass Carp (white amur) see below

KOI - Optional

OPTION #3


Channel Catfish
2000 per surface acre.

Redear Bream - Optional
200 per surface acre - deterrent to worms

Fathead Minnows
10 lbs. per surface acre minimum.

Grass Carp (white amur) see below

KOI - Optional

 

GRASS CARP FOR VEGETATION CONTROL

Diploid Grass Carp (White Amur)
When stocking Grass Carp we recommend 10 per acre of vegetation. Vegetation will always grow more abundantly in clear water ponds. For this reason we strongly recommend that in all spring fed ponds, the Grass Carp be stocked at a rate of 15 per acre of vegetation.

Triploid Grass Carp are required in Texas, New Mexico, South Carolina, North Carolina,&  Louisiana.

 

Stocking Rates - Without a Feeding Program
If you do not plan to supplement with a commercial fish feed, then you may choose from the following three stocking rates.

OPTION #4


Black Crappie
100 per surface acre or 150 if you are not stocking Channel Catfish.

Largemouth Bass
100 per surface acre or 150 if you are not stocking Channel Catfish.

Hybrid Bluegill or Coppernose Bluegill
500 per surface acre or 750 if you are not stocking Channel Catfish.

Redear Bream - Optional
200 per surface acre - deterrent to worms

Channel Catfish
400 per surface acre

Fathead Minnows
10 lbs. per surface acre minimum.

Grass Carp (white amur) see below

KOI - Optional

OPTION #5


Hybrid Bluegill
1000 per surface acre

Redear Bream - Optional
200 per surface acre - deterrent to worms

Fathead Minnows
10 lbs. per surface acre minimum.

Grass Carp (white amur) see below

KOI - Optional

 

OPTION #6


Channel Catfish
400 per surface acre

Redear Bream - Optional
200 per surface acre - deterrent to worms

Fathead Minnows
10 lbs. per surface acre minimum.

Grass Carp (white amur) see below

KOI - Optional

 

GRASS CARP FOR VEGETATION CONTROL

Diploid Grass Carp (White Amur)
When stocking Grass Carp we recommend 10 per acre of vegetation. Vegetation will always grow more abundantly in clear water ponds. For this reason we strongly recommend that in all spring fed ponds, the Grass Carp be stocked at a rate of 15 per acre of vegetation.

Triploid Grass Carp are required in Texas, New Mexico, South Carolina, North Carolina, & Louisiana.

 

Special Note:

All of the stocking rates listed above apply only to ponds that do not have an existing fish population. If your pond is already established, or if you would like to stock a combination other than what's listed, contact  a representative via  email for a personalized stocking recommendation. All inquiries will be responded to within 24 hours, 7 days per week!

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