1756 Hamlin Hwy
Lake Ariel PA
Schultz's Fish Hatchery
Pond Stocking Information
Pond Stocking Information
Stocking a New Pond  The best way to stock a new pond is to build your forage species first, such as bluegills and fathead minnows.  Wait until the second year to stock the predator species.  In the second year stock your predator species such as largemouth bass, walleye, yellow perch, and channel catfish.  In a new pond these predator species should be stocked at a small size.

Stocking an Existing Pond or Lake  As stated above, to stock the new pond you can use small sizes of fish.  This does not work in an existing pond or lake.  Usually the most economical size of a largemouth bass is 8 to 10 inches.  This is because largemouth bass smaller than 7 inches will be more likely to end up as food.  They will spend more time fleeing from larger fish and less time on growth.  10 to 12 inch largemouth bass start to become cost prohibitive.  The extra money you spend on these larger fish will also mean that you will get less fish for your money.  However we do carry all sizes listed on the Price sheet.
Black Crappie
Channel Catfish
Fathead Minnows
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Triploid Grass Carp
Yellow Perch
Northern Pike
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