Occasionally, anglers catch a fish infested with parasites. Fish stocking is the practice of raising fish in a hatchery and releasing them into a river, lake, or ocean to supplement existing populations or to create a population where none exists. A trophy Largemouth fishery needs to be managed through a lake specific length/creel limit as well as for adequate forage (mainly Bluegill/other sunfish). Comment document.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "a040d272949aab8c87c73406b14795b9" );document.getElementById("he93569a28").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. We will respond promptly! Fish stocking in private ponds. Most ponds benefit from adding 5-8 pounds of liquid or powdered, not pelleted, phosphorus per-acre. We are constantly asked “What kinds of fish should I stock?”. Channel catfish usually cannot successfully reproduce in ponds with bass and bluegill populations and will have to be restocked as they are fished out. To avoid mistakes, we can help advise on: The correct stocking density, which is often governed by soil structure and size of water Plus, the end result must also keep the ecosystem in balance. The choice of fish to stock depends on the lake owner’s goals and, of course, on the resources available. //
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