Thank you to the Williamson County Soil & Water Conservation District and the information provided by Logan Hollow Fish Farm on suggestions for stocking your pond.
WHAT SHOULD I STOCK IN MY NEW POND?
In the spring:
1-2 inch Bluegill or Hybrid Sunfish – 500 per acre
1-2 inch Redear – 250 per acre
Fathead Minnows – 5 pounds per acre
4-6 inch Channel Catfish – 150 per acre (if desired)
In the fall:
2-3 inch Largemouth Bass – 75 per acre (with Bluegill) or 50 per acre (with Hybrid Sunfish)
WHAT SHOULD I STOCK IN MY EXISTING POND?
Much depends on the existing stock that is already in the pond but suffice it to say you probably need to stock larger fish in order for them to survive.