Stocking Adult Bass If you choose to stock your pond with adult bass, do so carefully, in small amounts. Here's how. Bass are not only a fisherman's favorite, but they are also a key component to a healthy pond. A proper number of bass of varying size and age will keep other fish populations in Author: Shan O'gorman. If adult bass are needed, stocking them at a rate of 5-10 bass per acre will help maintain a pond's food chain and result in a healthy, thriving pond. POND BOSS Magazine is the world’s leading resource for fish, pond and fisheries management information including discussions on muddy water, raising trophy fish, fish feeding, building a pond.
Fish stocking is an important part of any lake management program. The choice of fish to stock depends on the lake owner’s goals and size of the body of water. The most common strategy for pond and lake stocking is to combine largemouth bass and bluegill (and/or redeared sunfish). To properly balance your pond, you should stock your pond with 3 prey fish, like perch or bluegill, for every predator fish, such as bass. This fish stocking strategy for your pond will ensure that your predator fish will have a bountiful selection of prey, while still giving the prey fish a Author: The Pond Guy.
If sub-adult trout are stocked into a pond with a healthy population of adult predators (largemouth bass, channel catfish, large trout), these predators may eat the young trout. A trout pond should be stocked every two to three years depending on harvest rates. Fish to Avoid. Fish Pricing & Stocking Rates. Our first priority is to make sure your pond is stocked right the first time. Check out our Recommended Pond Stocking Rates on Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Hybrid Bluegill, Coppernose Bluegill, Redear Bream, Florida Hybrid Bass, Diploid and Triploid Grass Carp (White Amur), Black Crappie, Oriental Koi, Florida Bass, and Fathead Minnows, then go to our.