Warm-Water Fish Stocking Rates

Stocking rates are the MINIMUM stocking rates for "natural" ponds that are not managed for maximum production and in which are not provided supplemental feed. The rates presented are the minimum needed to establish fish in your pond, given normal rate of mortality and assuming a goal of establishing a larger population based on reproduction.

Fingerlings -- $2.00 for Bass, Channel cats, Crappie, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed
 

Bass 50-100 per surface acre
Channel Catfish 100-150 per surface acre
Bluegill, Crappie, Pumpkinseed 3 per bass (150-300 per surface acre)

Adults -- $1.50/inch
             
$0.25 per Mosquito fish if order exceeds 500 fish
                     $0.30 per Mosquito fish if order is less then 500 fish

Bass (4-12") 20-25 per surface acre
Bluegill, Crappie, Pumpkinseed (3-7") 1-2 per bass (20-50 per surface acre)
Channel Catfish, Bullhead Catfish (6+) 20-25 per surface acre
Mosquito fish (variable sizes) 1000 per surface acre