Pond Stocking

 

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Fish Wagon comes to our store several times a year bringing a supply of fish.  They offer competitive pricing and a nice variety of fish.   They will only be here 1 hour so you have to arrive during the scheduled stop time for your fish.  Hertzlers do not hold the fish for you to pick up later.

Fish Wagon will  provide carrying containers.  They only accept cash or checks-no credit cards.  You will pay them, not us.  Local orders can be placed with Hertzlers (804-598-4021).

If you are not in our area, you will need to call Fish Wagon to find where they come that is close to you. 800-643-8439. 

 

Note: Hertzlers are not responsible for the quality of fish, pricing, or availability of fish. We are simply a drop point for Fish Wagon.

Prices:

  • Channel Catfish 3-5″: $47 per 100
  • Channel Catfish 5-8″: $70 peer 100
  • Native Bluegill 1-21/2″: $47 per 100
  • Native Bluegill 2-1/2-3-1/2″: $72 per 100
  • Hybrid Specklebelly 2-1/2″-3-1/2″: $72 per 100
  • Redear Sunfish: $72 per 100
  • Largemouth Bass 2-4″: $140 per 100
  • Black Crappie 1-1/2″-2-1/2″: $95 per 100 (Available cool weather)
  • Hybrid Crappie 1″-2-1/2″: $110 per 100 (Available cool weather)
  • Fathead Minnows: $11.25 cup
  • *Triploid Grass Carp 6-11″: $15 each (Permit needed)
  • Koi 6-9″: $15.00 (Availablle warm weather)

Note: $3 fuel charge will be added to each order.

*You must have a permit for the Grass Carp from VirginiaGame and Inland Fisheries (804)-367-6913.  It takes approx. 6 weeks to obtain the permit and the permit is only good for the calendar year in which it is purchased.  Fish Wagon can not sell you the carp without it.

 

Recommended stocking rates for a one acre pond if you  DO NOT PLAN TO FEED your fish.

Species

1st Option -Combination

2nd Option -Combination Channel Catfish Only
Largemouth Bass 100 150
Hybrid Bluegill 400 600
Channel Catfish 300 400
Black Crappie* 100 150
Fathead Minnows/lbs.** 10 12 10
White Amur*** 3-15 3-15

 

Recommended stocking rates for a one acre pond if you  PLAN TO FEED your fish.

Species

1st Option -Combination

2nd Option -Combination Channel Catfish Only
Largemouth Bass 100 200
Hybrid Bluegill 600 1000
Channel Catfish 600 1200
Black Crappie* 100 100
Fathead Minnows/lbs.** 8 10 10
White Amur*** 3-15 3-15 3-15

 

Recommended stocking rates for a one acre fed pond with quality water supply and low level management.

Species

Combination

Large Mouth Bass & Hybrid Bluegill only Channel Catfish Only
Largemouth Bass 300 300
Hybrid Bluegill 1500 2000
Channel Catfish 1000 2000
Black Crappie* 50
Fathead Minnows/lbs.** 8 16 8
White Amur*** 3-15 3-15 3-15

*Black Crappie should be stocked in ponds of a minimum of 2 acres, with five acres being preferred.

**Fathead Minnows are recommended at the rate of 8-16 lbs./acre to establish a forage base.

***White Amur are recommended at the rate of 3-5 fish/acre for low vegetation; 6-10/acre for moderate vegetation and 11-15 fish/acre for high vegetation.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR TEMPERING FISH

Temper fish before releasing to avoid shock due to temperature difference.  Open bag(s) add one quart of pond water at a time, wait 3-5 minutes then continue to add pond water-one quart at a time, until the temperature of the water in the bag and the pond are the same.  If so, you can release the fish into the pond.  If not, continue to add pond water to the bag of fish until the water temperature is equal.
Information on this page was taken from literature provided by Arkansas Pondstockers