Fish Stocking


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All fish originate from our Cincinnati, Ohio Aquaculture Facility. Most fish orders are delivered 4-5 weeks after the order has been placed. Free fish delivery is valid on live fish orders of $300.00 or more within standard delivery range.

Forage Stocking

THE FORAGE STOCKING includes a combination of fathead minnows and golden shiners. 

Derby Stocking

Whether you are a farm owner, president of a corporation or a community organizer, the stocking of adult channel catfish and hybrid bluegill for fishing derbies is gaining in popularity.  Children and adults alike love catching large sportfish.  The fight these fish provide makes lasting memories. 

Derby fish are best stocked in the cool spring months of March and June.  While they can be stocked throughout the summer, these fish acclimate much better in cooler water and will bite quicker when the stress of stocking is kept to a minimum.

Coolwater Accelerated Stocking Packages

Swimming Accelerated Stocking Package

Brooder Golden Shiners

BROODER GOLDEN SHINERS (Notemigonus crysoleucas)

ALIAS:   Arkansas shiner, shiner minnow

IDENTIFICATION:  The brooder shiner is a larger, more reproductively mature golden shiner.  Brooder shiners are often used for forage enhancement, supplemental stocking and fishing for larger predators.

DIET: Zooplankton, crustaceans and small insects.

Paddlefish

PADDLEFISH (Polyodon spathula)

ALIAS:  Spoonbill

IDENTIFICATION:  A scaleless fish with a cartilage skeleton, a very large mouth and a long, paddle shaped rostrum.  

DIET:  As filter feeders, paddlefish feed by straining zooplankton from the water column as they swim.  

Bullfrog Tadpole

BULLFROG TADPOLES (Lithobates catesbeianus)

ALIAS: Polliwog, squirt, porwigle

IDENTIFICATION:  The larval form of the bullfrog emerges from eggs with gills and a long, flat tail.  As the tadpole matures, front and hind legs will develop as the tail is reduced in size.

Muskellunge

Muskellunge (Esox masquinongy), also known as muskie, are a long, slender predator with a duckbill shaped mouth filled with needle shaped teeth.  Muskie prefer lakes with much vegetation and woody structure with a preferred water temperature of 70º to 75º F.  However, they can tolerate warmer water temperatures for short periods of time.  The diet of a muskie consists of crayfish, frogs, snakes, ducks and fish; essentially anything that fits in their mouth is fair game.  For this reason, we recommend stocking only two to three muskie,

Tilapia

TILAPIA (Oreochromis spp.)

ALIAS:  Blue tilapia, Nile tilapia, St. Peter’s fish

IDENTIFICATION: This blue and reddish-pink colored fish is capable of achieving lengths of 21" and weights up to 10 lbs. The long dorsal fin is indicative of this fish.

Coolwater Fingerling Stocking Packages