Stocking Rates


Jim Frey Fish Hatchery

403 W. Bradford St. ( Jct. 18 & 150 )
West Union, IA 52175
563-422-3368

STOCKING RATES

Species Available Supplies Equipment
Large Mouth Bass 2″-3″ or 4″-5″ Floating fish food – 35% protein
Channel Catfish 3″-5″ or 4″-6″ Floating fish food – 41% protein
Bluegill 1″-2″ & 3″ on up Electric aerators – all sizes
Hybrid Bluegill 1″-2″ & 3″ on up Turtle traps & Catfish traps
Fathead Minnows pond run Fish pens
Comets (Lg. Goldfish) All sizes Floating Docks
White Amur (grass carp) (Not Available for stocking in Minnesota, Wisconsin or Illinois) 8″ – 11″ For Draining Ponds:PVC Valves, seep collars, swivels
Also – Crappie – Trout – Walleye – Perch – Sm. Mo. Bass – Others upon request All other supplies upon request.

Larger sizes available for established ponds — Prices vary according to size & availability

Our recommended stocking rate for a 1 acre warm water pond is:

SPECIES SIZE
200 Large Mouth Bass 2″-3″ or 4″-5″
200 Channel Catfish 3″-5″ or 4″-6″
1000 Bluegill (Regular or Hybrid) 1″-2″ & 3″ on up
5 gal. Fathead Minnows (clean – no garbage fish) pond run
12 White Amur (if needed) 8″ – 11″

For smaller or larger ponds, we adjust the number of fish while keeping the ratio the same.