Pond Stocking

Fish are stocked based on the surface acre of water and what you are expecting out of your pond.  The species you want might not make a highly productive pond.  Every pond is different and every pond owner has different expectations   We will make recommendations and if you don’t agree, we will stock  to your specifications.

Edge’s Aquatic supply’s a large line of fresh water  fingerlings including:

 

  • Largemouth Bass
  • Channel Catfish
  • Hybrid Bluegill
  • Coppernose Bluegill
  • Shellcracker Bream
  • Black Crappie
  • Fathead Minnows
  • Threadfin Shad
  • Triploid Grass Carp
  • White Amur

 

 

Types of Fish

 

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Largemouth Bass

 

The largemouth bass’ (Micropterus salmoides) is a species of black bass in the sunfish family native to North America. The juvenile largemouth bass consumes mostly small bait fish, scuds, small shrimp, and insects. Adults consume smaller fish (bluegill), snails, crawfish (crayfish), frogs, snakes, salamanders, bats and even small water birds, mammals, and baby alligators. In larger lakes and reservoirs, adult bass occupy deeper water than younger fish, and shift to a diet consisting almost entirely of smaller fish like shad, yellow perch, ciscoes, shiners, and sunfish. Prey items can be as large as 25 to 50% of the bass’s body length.

Less weed cover allows bass to more easily find and catch prey, but this consists of more open-water baitfish. With little or no cover, bass can devastate the prey population and starve or be stunted.

 

channelcatfishChannel Catfish

 

Channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, is North America’s most numerous catfish species. It is the official fish of Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Tennessee, and is informally referred to as a “channel cat”. In the United States they are the most fished catfish species with approximately 8 million anglers targeting them per year. The popularity of channel catfish for food has contributed to the rapid growth of aquaculture of this species in the United States.

Channel “cats” are cavity nesters, meaning they lay their eggs in crevices, hollows, or debris, in order to protect them from swift currents. Channel catfish possess very keen senses of smell and taste. At the pits of their nostrils (nares) are very sensitive odor sensing organs with a very high concentration of olfactory receptors. This combination of exceptional senses of taste and smell allows the channel catfish to find food in dark, stained, or muddy water with relative ease.