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Stock My Pond Visits Montgomery, TX

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
Nov
21
4:00 pm

Stock My Pond Visits MontgomeryStock My Pond Visits Montgomery at C& S Farm & Feed Supply in Montgomery, TX.  The truck will have channel cat, large mouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, hybrid bluegill, red ear bream, and fathead minnows.  Find out what type and size fish we offer on our website.   The truck provides containers for all fish but the 11″ channel cats, so please bring your own containers for them.

It is not necessary to pre-order the fish, but if you are looking for a large quantity we suggest you call.  Questions?  Call Stock My Pond at 501-676-3768.

C&S Farm & Feed Supply
14080 Liberty St,
Montgomery, TX 77316

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Pond Stocking in Conroe, TX

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
Nov
22
10:00 am

Pond Stocking in Conroe, TX

Pond Stocking in Conroe, TXStock My Pond visits Ward’s Feed Store in Conroe, TX.  The truck will have channel cat, large mouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, hybrid bluegill, red ear bream, and fathead minnows.  Find out what type and size fish we offer on our website.   The truck provides containers for all fish but the 11″ channel cats, so please bring your own containers for them.

It is not necessary to pre-order the fish, but if you are looking for a large quantity we suggest you call.  Questions?  Call Stock My Pond at 501-676-3768

Ward’s Feed Store
17190 FM 30833
Conroe, TX
936-231-7833

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Stock My Pond Visits Cleveland, TX

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
Nov
22
1:00 pm

Stock My Pond Visits ClevelandStock My Pond visits Circle H General Store in Cleveland, TX.  The truck will have channel cat, large mouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, hybrid bluegill, red ear bream, and fathead minnows.  Find out what type and size fish we offer on our website.   The truck provides containers for all fish but the 11″ channel cats, so please bring your own containers for them.

It is not necessary to pre-order the fish, but if you are looking for a large quantity we suggest you call.  Questions?  Call Stock My Pond at 501-676-3768

Circle H General Store
1111 S Travis
Cleveland, TX
Phone: 281-592-5252

Considerations For Your Pond

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Considerations For Your PondIt’s important to take time to think about considerations for your pond. Once you have a properly functioning pond, it’s time to analyze the kinds of fish to stock.

Considerations include how many fish and what size, along with when and how to stock. The goal should be to stock the pond with the proper ratio of desirable fish. In addition, make sure that the food supply is proportional to the population, and make sure you are able to manage the size and growth of the fish through active fishing and harvesting.

Common stocking species:

  • Fathead Minnows – a 3” forage fish readily consumed by predatory species. Native to the eastern U.S., now widely found in the western U.S., too.
  • Golden Shiners – another forage fish, 10” maximum, native from Canada to Florida in the eastern U.S., now also widely stocked in the western U.S.
  • Bluegills – a forage and sport fish, to 12”, the primary prey of largemouth bass, and prolific spawners. Found nationwide, including Hawaii.
  • Redear Sunfish – a forage and sport fish, to 12”.  Preferred diet is crustaceans, snails, and other shelled animals; it does not readily accept pelleted food. Most common in southeastern U.S. ponds.
  • Channel Catfish – a sport and food fish, spawns are forage for bass. Omnivorous and accepts pelleted feed readily; can grow to 20 lbs or more. Prefers water in the 80° F range, but is found throughout the U.S.
  • Blue Catfish – A large (up to 100 lbs.) sport and food fish, found primarily in the southern U.S. Readily takes pelleted feed. A disadvantage in ponds – consumes any other species of fish, including largemouth bass.
  • Largemouth Bass – primarily a sport fish, over 25” and 10 lbs. Ravenous predatory feeder, will eat anything that fits in its mouth. Found throughout the U.S.
  • Rainbow Trout – a sport fish, may exceed 15 lbs. Water must not exceed 70° F and contain 6 ppm D.O.  Many ponds are suitable only in winter; other suitable ponds are found throughout the U.S. Consult your DNR or a professional pond manager before stocking.
  • Grass Carp or White Amur – good for weed control and possibly food. May eat its weight in aquatic plants each day, reaching 50 lbs or more in just a few years. Its environmental impact is tremendous; illegal or tightly regulated in many areas; consult DNR before stocking.

Not recommended for recreational ponds:

For a variety of reasons – ranging from their size (too small or too large), a tendency to overpopulate, too the need for intensive management – the following fish are not recommended for recreational ponds. They should be stocked only in ponds with specific purposes or those under the care of a professional fisheries biologist.

  • Yellow Perch
  • Walleye Pike
  • Hybrid Striped Bass
  • Sunfish Species
  • Flathead
  • Catfish
  • Crappie
  • Shad
  • Carp

Where to obtain fish for pond stocking?

Some states will provide fish for stocking private ponds. Call your local DNR to find out if your state is one that does. Otherwise, your DNR or your local pond management consultant can recommend reputable fish suppliers in your area.

After you have successfully stocked your pond, continuous pond management and maintenance can ensure a healthy environment for your fish to thrive. Take these considerations for your pond and make the most of your environment!

Fish Truck visits Turkey, TX

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
Dec
4
4:00 pm

Fish Truck visits TurkeyStock My Pond’s Fish Truck visits Turkey, TX at Valley Peanut Growers.  The truck will have channel cat, large mouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, hybrid bluegill, red ear bream, and fathead minnows.  Find out what type and size fish we offer on our website.   The truck provides containers for all fish but the 11″ channel cats, so please bring your own containers for them.

It is not necessary to pre-order the fish, but if you are looking for a large quantity we suggest you call.  Questions?  Call Stock My Pond at 501-676-3768.

Valley Peanut Growers
4th & Childress
Turkey, TX
Phone: 806-423-1484

Pond Stocking in Alva, Oklahoma

Thursday, October 24th, 2019
Dec
3
11:00 am

Pond Stocking in Alva OklahomaPond Stocking in Alva, Oklahoma

Looking for pond stocking in Alva, Oklahoma? Stock My Pond visits Northwest Feed & Seed.  The truck will have channel cat, largemouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, hybrid bluegill, red ear bream, fathead minnows, and grass carp.  Find out more on our website. The truck provides containers for all fish but the 11″ channel cats, so please bring your own containers for them.

It is not necessary to pre-order the fish, but if you are looking for a large quantity we suggest you call.  Questions?  Call Stock My Pond at 501-676-3768.

Northwest Feed & Seed
324 Santa Fe Street
Alva, Oklahoma
(580) 327-5213

Stock My Pond Visits Woodward, OK

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
Dec
3
2:00 pm

Stock My Pond Visits Woodward, OKStock My Pond Visits Woodward, OK

Looking for pond stocking in Woodward Oklahoma? Stock My Pond visits The Cowboy Country Store.  The truck will have channel cat, large mouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, hybrid bluegill, red ear bream, fathead minnows, and grass carp.  Find out more on our website.   The truck provides containers for all fish but the 11″ channel cats, so please bring your own containers for them.

It is not necessary to pre-order the fish, but if you are looking for a large quantity we suggest you call.  Questions?  Call Stock My Pond at 501-676-3768.

Cowboy Country Store
410 E. Colorado St.
Woodward, Oklahoma
(580) 254-5793

Pond Stocking in Post, TX

Monday, October 14th, 2019
Dec
5
12:00 pm

Pond Stocking in Post, TXPond Stocking in Post, TX

Looking for pond stocking in Post, TX? Stock My Pond visits Marshall Tack and Feed in Post, TX.  The truck will have channel cat, large mouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, hybrid bluegill, red ear bream, and fathead minnows.  Find out what type and size fish we offer on our website.   The truck provides containers for all fish but the 11″ channel cats, so please bring your own containers for them.

It is not necessary to pre-order the fish, but if you are looking for a large quantity we suggest you call.  Questions?  Call Stock My Pond at 501-676-3768.

Marshall Tack & Feed
880 N Broadway St
Post, TX
Phone: 806-495-1317

Pond Stocking in Quitman, TX

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
Oct
8
9:00 am

Pond Stocking in Quitman, TXPond Stocking in Quitman, TX

Who’s ready for pond stocking in Quitman, TX. Stock My Pond visits Potts Feed Store in Quitman, TX. The truck will have channel cat, largemouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, hybrid bluegill, red ear bream, and fathead minnows. Find out what type and size fish we offer on our website.   The truck provides containers for all fish but the 11″ channel cats, so please bring your own containers for them.

It is not necessary to pre-order the fish, but if you are looking for a large quantity we suggest you call.  Questions?  Call Stock My Pond at 501-676-3768

Potts Feed Store Quitman
202 E Bermuda
Quitman, TX
Phone: 903-763-2364

Proper Nutrition for Game Fish

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Proper Nutrition for Game FishAre you wondering how to achieve proper nutrition for game fish? There are a few factors to consider. One of the most valuable tips to implement is having “forage” fish available. These are small minnows, bluegill, or catfish. They will provide food for your larger game fish such as bass and trout. Want to learn more of the basics? Continue reading below!

Supplemental Feeding:

  • Provides a constant food source
  • Contributes to a higher ratio of food to weight gain
  • Attracts forage fish to a larger body of water
  • Supplies nutrients to the water which grows phytoplankton
  • Resistance to disease
  • Try a floating rotation

When to Feed:

The best approach is to develop a daily schedule. Fish get used to you feeding them in the morning and evening. If you can’t commit to twice a day, scattered feeding is still better than nothing. If you want consistency in your fish, give them the same in a routine.

Where to Feed:

Choose a location from a dock or the bank where the feed can be broadcast over deep water and hand feed from the same place each time. Automatic feeders are a consistent go-to and provide great results. Also, consider trying a feeding ring. This will help introduce pellets to your fish population.

How Much to Feed:

  • Stocking rate – One station for every 10 acres of the surface area is adequate.
  • Pond fertility – very fertile ponds with high levels of phytoplankton often have high levels of natural food, decreasing the amount of supplemental feed required.
  • Water temperature – catfish, bluegills, and minnows will surface-feed when the temperature is between 55°F and 85°F, with peak activity occurring at about 80°F.

Purina offers more details to help further the development of your pond. To learn more about proper nutrition for game fish, click here.

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