FISH FINGERLINGS FOR LAKE _ POND STOCKING by mifei

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									             FISH FINGERLINGS FOR LAKE & POND STOCKING
                                  Currently sold only in North Carolina and Virginia

Largemouth Bass All our bass are trained on pellet food. These very popular sport fish are
usually stocked at a ratio of 1 bass for every 10 bream. We suggest stocking fathead minnows with bass if they
are being stocked into a new pond or with hybrid bluegill. Sometimes we have bass that are trained to accept
pellet fish food. They can grow incredibly fast and do well in cages. We keep some in display aquariums.
Stocking larger bass may help correct an overpopulated bream (or other forage fish) situation. Large bass are
becoming more available. If you’re interested, contact us and we’ll add your name to our list. In most situations,
do not remove bass until they are at least 3 years old. Unless the lake is overpopulated with bass, they should
usually be released alive unless they are injured.

     2-4"      Price ea.             4-6”         Price ea.                8-14”
    200+         $ 1.15              200+          $ 1.75           Market Value
   50-199        $ 1.30             50-199         $ 2.25
     0-49        $ 2.00              0-49          $ 3.00




Bream (including bluegill, hybrid bluegill, shellcracker, redear) - Hybrid
bluegill are a cross between bluegill and green sunfish. They are by far our most popular fish. Hybrid bluegill
grow up to three times faster than bluegill. They bite a hook more aggressively and do not tend to overpopulate
a lake like bluegill. They also bite during the winter when other fish won’t. If a lake already has bream species
present, it is best to stock bluegill or bluegill combined with shellcracker in a ratio of 70% bluegill and 30%
shellcracker. Bream accept pellet fish food. Hybrid bluegill are becoming popular for growing in cages and
indoor tanks. Hybrid bluegill are very attractive and do well in aquariums.

   2-4”        Price ea.           4-6”          Price ea.            Adult
  1,000+         $.40                                             Market Value
                                  1,000+           $ .90
 200-999         $.48
                                  200-999          $ 1.15
  0-199          $ .65
                                   0-199           $ 1.65



* Larger bream are becoming more available for inland waters with an established fish population.


Sterile grass carp - Only sterile grass carp are only allowed in North Carolina and Virginia.             You
can expect control of vegetation by the end of the 2nd year when you stock 20 fish per vegetated acre. (That is
the number of acres of the lake covered with plants or algae at the worse time of the year.) Grass carp can be
expected to provide control for 5 - 15 years. They control algae, duckweed, submerged plants and most other
aquatic plants. These are not the same as the common or “mud” carp.

     8-10”       Price ea.                      10-12”         Price ea.
     200+         $ 8.00                         200+           $ 9.00
    50-199        $ 10.00                       50-199         $ 11.00
     0-49         $ 11.00                        0-49          $ 13.00




                    Foster Lake & Pond Management, Inc: 183 Donmoor Ct., P.O. Box 1294, Garner, NC 27529
                                   919-772-8548  Fax: 919-662-7856    www.fosterlake.com
Fathead minnows - Fathead minnows, (crappie minnows) stay small and can be eaten by most fish.
Therefore, they do not overpopulate ponds. These are the only minnows we usually recommend. Stock 5 - 15
pounds/acre in new lakes, lakes stocked with hybrid bluegill and whenever few minnows are seen near shore.
These make great aquarium feeder minnows.

            1 - 4"                          Price per pound                     1 - 4"                      Price per pound
        Over 10 pounds                           $7.00                       1 – 5 pounds                         $11.00
         5 - 10 pounds                           $9.00                          Dozen                               $1.00




Channel catfish - Channel catfish are excellent for raising in a floating cage or for stocking directly in
a lake or pond. Stock 4 - 8 fish per cubic foot of cage. For pond stocking, stock up to 800 fish per acre without
feeding. You can stock 800 - 2,000 per acre if fed. Catfish are considered a bonus in bass/bream ponds because
they do not compete with the other fish. They do not usually reproduce in ponds unless spawning containers are
provided. Channel catfish are becoming very popular food fish as well as sport fish. They accept pellet fish food
well. They can be caught on worms, shrimp, canned corn and various baits. They can be fished on the bottom or
in mid-water. Trotlines are productive.

         4-6"                   Price ea.                      6-8”           Price ea.                  8-10”                Price ea.
         500+                     $ .50                        500+             $ .75                    500+                  $ 1.00
        100-499                   $ .70                       100-499          $ 1.00                   100-499                $ 1.50
         0-99                    $ 1.00                        0-99            $ 1.50                    0-99                  $ 2.00




Tilapia - These tropical fish will not survive winters in North Carolina. Therefore, they will not
overpopulate lakes and ponds. They are very effective for controlling algae (even blue-green algae). As the
water cools in the fall, tilapia become sluggish and are easily eaten by bass, catfish and other predator fish.
Abundant food in the fall can help bass have exceptional spawning the following
spring. We generally stock 100 fish per acre (fewer in large lakes) in the spring. These cichlids are popular
aquarium fish.
 3-5”             Price ea.
200+              $ 2.00
50-199            $ 3.00

 0-49             $ 4.00



Hybrid striped bass - Popular as “trophy” fish in bass/bream ponds, these are usually stocked in
relatively low numbers. We generally stock 5 - 25 fish per acre. They will accept pellet fish food. These
aggressive predators may control overcrowded bream populations. Because they are delicate fish, we usually
distribute large fingerlings during cold weather. Small fingerlings are more available.
             4-6”                    Price ea.                   50-199             $ 2.25
             200+                     $ 1.50                      0-49              $ 3.00                   6-8”                  Price ea.


                              Foster Lake & Pond Management, Inc: 183 Donmoor Ct., P.O. Box 1294, Garner, NC 27529
                                             919-772-8548  Fax: 919-662-7856    www.fosterlake.com
           200+                    $ 3.00
          50-199                   $ 4.00
           0-49                    $ 5.00




Rainbow trout - Distributed only during the fall, these fish are usually raised in cages during the
winter. We recommend stocking up to 350 in a cage that is 4 feet tall and 4 feet in diameter. Many people can
produce rainbows close to 1 pound each by May when they must be harvested before the water gets over 70oF.
They are very easy to clean, delicious to eat and contribute to a great cookout.
   6-8”            Price ea.                 6-8”    Price ea.             6-8”       Price ea.
   200+             $ 1.50                  50-199   $ 2.50                0-49         $3.50

Black crappie - Very tasty and fun to catch in cool weather, these fish are nice additions to larger lakes.
We recommend stocking them only in lakes larger than 8 acres. They need abundant fathead minnows to avoid
adversely affecting bass populations.
   2-4"               Price each
   200+                $ 1.50
   2-4"               Price each
  50-199               $ 2.50
   2-4"               Price each
   0-49                $ 3.50




                         Foster Lake & Pond Management, Inc: 183 Donmoor Ct., P.O. Box 1294, Garner, NC 27529
                                        919-772-8548  Fax: 919-662-7856    www.fosterlake.com
Foster Lake & Pond Management, Inc: 183 Donmoor Ct., P.O. Box 1294, Garner, NC 27529
               919-772-8548  Fax: 919-662-7856    www.fosterlake.com

								
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