Midwestern Fingerling Stocking Packages

The Midwestern Fingerling Stocking recommendation includes a mix of first year native gamefish and fast growing sportfish that thrive in smaller bodies of water.  The included species will thrive in the hottest part of the summer and also tolerate the harsh conditions of winter.  The recommended mix of bluegill and redear sunfish readily reproduce to support predatory fish, such as largemouth bass and hybrid striped bass.  In addition, a twice annual supplemental stocking of fathead minnows and golden shiners will increase the growth rate of the predator population and help control the insect larva population. 

 

Fingerling Species Fingerling Size 1/4 Surface Acre 1/2 Surface Acre 3/4 Surface acre 1 Surface acre
Fathead Minnows 1-3" 10 lbs 15 lbs 20 lbs

25 lbs

Golden Shiners 2-4" 5 lbs 10 lbs 15 lbs 20 lbs
Largemouth Bass 3-4" 30 60 90 120
Hybrid Striped Bass 3-4" 15 25 45 50
Bluegill Sunfish 2-4" 100 225 300 400
Hybrid Bluegill Sunfish 2-4" 50 100 150 200
Redear Sunfish 2-4" 50 100 150 200
Channel Catfish 4-6" 30 50 80 100
Triploid White Amur 8-11" 2 4 6 8
Bullfrog Tadpoles 1-3" 75 150 200 250
Package Total   $501.98 $936.11 $1,344.14 $1,743.77