Gamefish, also known as sport fish or pond fish are an added delight to any pond or lake. Entertain the kids with pellet trained pond fish or add a little variety to dinner with fresh fish right out of your own backyard pond. Even though fish may be trained to eat pelletized fish food they will still give a good fight on the opposite end of a fishing line. Enjoy your pond more by stocking fish.
We offer only the best quality fish for stocking a pond for enjoyment. Our fish are raised in medium density environments and fed only the best quality pelletized fish food for optimum growth and health. Our fish handling procedures are designed to minimize stress on the fish from the time they are pulled out of their rearing ponds to the time they enter your pond water which results in successfully introducing fish into their new environment.
Our game fish are available to order in early spring and again in the fall when air and water temperatures are more ideal for handling these types of fish. Our Spring 2014 Orders are now closed We will accept fish orders for fall 2014 from September 1st until October 1st.
****We have an order minimum of 25 fish per species and per size (excluding minnow and grass carp). We only pull enough fish to fulfill pre-orders.****
Call today to place your Fall order for fish at 585-394-5890. Please have your credit card number handy to secure your order. We will not charge for the fish until they are ready for pickup, shipment or delivery. Fish can be arranged for pick up at our facility in Canandaigua NY, delivered to your pond or shipped to your front door (additional charges may apply for delivery or standard overnight shipping).
Fathead minnows or Pimephales promelas are bait fish identified by their olive green backs that fade to a whiteish belly and a very faint spot at the base of the tail fin. In the spring, the heads of spawning males becomes very dark and a yellowish band encircles the body between the gill cover and pectoral fins making their head appear larger. Fathead minnows are short lived and generally die after spawning at 2 years of age. Fathead minnows spawn in late spring or early summer, some even spawn throughout the summer. Male fatheads excavate a nest under a flat board or stone. The female lays sticky eggs on the roof of the board or stone. The male guards the nest and cares for the eggs until they hatch in 1 to 2 weeks. Fathead minnows eat zooplankton, insects, crustaceans, algae and detritus (like dead leaves).
Fathead minnows are great bait fish for your larger predator fish like perch or black bass. Minnows are an important part of an aquatic ecosystem. Fatheads are easily trapped to use as live bait in your own pond. (*Never pull fish out of your pond to use as bait somewhere else.*) Fathead minnows spawn in very shallow water making their facinating spawning process easy to watch. In fact, you can provide spawning sites by placing flat boards or empty flowerpots on their sides and enjoy watching their mating rituals. Our fathead minnows require a minimum purchase of 5 pounds. There are about 250 minnows per pound.
Hybrid bluegills are a cross between a green sunfish and a bluegill sunfish. The resulting population are mostly males which will initially slow down their reproduction rate. Hybrid bluegills can live up to 10 years reaching up to 10 inches. If or when the few females in the hybrid bluegill population successfully reproduce the result are bluegill sunfish or Lepomis macrochirus. Blugills reach sexual maturity within 1 to 2 years. In early summer males will make a nest and fiercly guard it until the eggs hatch in 2 to 5 days. The tiny fry are translucent and go out to open waters to feed on zooplankton. When they reach about an inch long they will swim back to the shallow waters and feed on insects, invertebrates and occasionally on small fish.
Hybrid blugills are an ideal pond fish for stocking because they give your larger predator fish time to increase thier population before an over abundance of bluegills occur. Bluegills are delicious pan fish and give an incredible fight on the end of the fishing line for their size. They are generally fearless while they are protecting their nests so much so that a hand placed near the nest might get nipped and a lure will certainly get hooked. Our hybrid bluegills are generally available at 4 – 6 inches or 6 – 8 inches.
Largemouth bass or Micropterus salmoides are fierce pond fish that are identified by their distinct dark, wide band that extends horizontally along its side. Their back and sides are an olive to gray or black fading to a whiteish underside and their jaw extends past their eye. Largemouth bass can live up to 15 years, exceeding 20 inches and 8 pounds but 2 to 3 pounds is more common. Largemouth bass reach sexual maturity in 2 or 3 years. Largemouth bass spawn in late spring or early summer. Males will build a nest in shallow weedy sites. When the female visits she’ll drop her eggs in the nest, the male will fertilize the eggs and guard the nest for about a month after the eggs hatch. The eggs will hatch in 3 to 5 days. They will begin feeding on microscopic crustaceans quickly working their way up to insects, crayfish, worms, frogs and any fish their size or smaller.
Largemouth bass are great fish for stocking ponds in smaller numbers. Largemouth bass give a great fight on the fishing line and can be caught on live bait or anything in your tackle box that resembles live bait. They are ferocious eaters so it is important to have a good forage fish base or continue feeding pelletized fish food. All of our largemouth bass are trained to eat pelletized floating fish food but will also eat live prey as well. Our largemouth bass are regularly available as small as 4 – 6 inches and as large as 12 – 14 inches!
Rainbow Trout or Oncorhynchus mykiss are stunning pond fish for stocking identified by their small dark spots on a lighter background. Their backs are an olive green fading to a silvery belly and their sides show their characteristic pink to red band that stretches from the mouth to the tail. Rainbow trout live about 7 years and can exceed 20 inches in an ideal environment. Rainbow trout spawn in streams in early spring. Females violently excavate a nest or redd in the gravel while a male guards her. The swim into the redd together fertilizing the eggs as they fall to the bottom, the male leaves and the females covers the nest with some gravel from upstream. The eggs hatch within 60 days. The young feed on zooplankton and work their way up to insects, crayfish and smaller fish.
Rainbow trout have a high oxygen demand compared to other fish and prefer water cooler than 70F. Because of their high oxygen demand fish can not be picked up at the farm or shipped overnight. **All rainbow trout must be delivered to your pond to ensure survival.** Our rainbow trout are generally available from 6 – 8 or 10 – 12 inches, sometimes other sizes are available.
Yellow Perch or Perca flavescens are beautiful pond fish identified by olive green, vertical bands top of a yellow background. Yellow perch also have two separate dorsal fins on their back. The first one is spiny and the one closer to the tail is soft. Yellow perch live an average of 8 years and grow 10 – 11 inches long. They do not reach sexual maturity until 3 or 4 years. Perch spawn in early spring at night. Females release long accordion-like strands of eggs along the bottom that males following her fertilize. Young perch hatch in about 7 to 10 days. They begin feeding on zooplankton until switching to small insects or crustaceans before the end of their first year. Adult yellow perch feed on insects, crayfish and smaller fish.
Yellow Perch are perfect for recreational fishing ponds. They are easily caught and very good eating. Their slender bodies fit wonderfully in children’s hands making them very easy fish for beginning anglers to hold onto. They are also active throughout the winter so you can catch them year-round Our yellow perch availabilty varies from year to year and from season to season. We wont know just how big they are until they are pulled out of the ponds. If perch are available they will either be 2 – 3 inches or 4 – 6 inches.
Triploid grass carp or Ctenopharyngodon idella are sterile fish used to control sumberged aquatic vegetation. Triploid grass carp generally live 8 to 12 years and can reach almost 3 feet! Triploid grass carp are sterile meaning they cannot reproduce. Grass carp are considered to control Chara, pondweeds, naiads, bladderwort, hydrilla and coontail. Grass carp do not control duckweed, algae, green water or plants growing up out of the water like cattails, sedges, rushes or wetland shrubs.
Triploid grass carp are controlled in nearly every state in the US. Most states require a permit to stock the fish in ponds. We can mail a permit to you or you can print one offline by searching for your state’s conservation office and grass carp permit (i.e. “NY DEC grass carp permit”). In most cases the permit is free and applicants hear back within 1 to 2 weeks. The triploid grass carp we offer are generally 10 – 12 inches. We recommend adding as few grass carp as possible to control submerged aquatic plants at a pace that will not harm important habitat for other fish in the pond.
****We have an order minimum of 25 fish per species and per size (excluding minnows and triploid grass carp). We only pull enough fish to fulfill pre-orders.****
Call today to place your Fall pond fish order at 585-394-5890. Please have your credit card number handy to secure your order. We will not charge for the fish until they are ready for pickup, shipment or delivery. Fish can be arranged for pick up at our facility in Canandaigua NY, delivered to your pond or shipped to your front door (additional charges may apply for delivery or standard overnight shipping).
2014 Fish for Sale
Call today to place your order for Fall! 585-394-5890
Place your order by the end of the day on September 1st, 2014 to have your fish ready for the Fall.
**Remember to check with your local conservation office for permit requirements or restrictions**
Fathead minnows 5 pounds at $62.50
Triploid grass carp are $24.95 each, please call for volume pricing.
Below is a list of fish prices based on size. Perch may be available in 2-3 or 4-6 inches. Hybrid bluegills are available in limited quantities and 6-8 inches. Largemouth bass are regularly available in all sizes starting at 4-6 inches. Rainbow trout are available starting at 6 inches through 12 inches (Note, all trout must be delievered to your pond).
2-3 inches 25 fish at $3.95 each
2-3 inches 50 fish at $2.95 each
2-3 inches 100 fish at $1.95 each
4-6 inches 25 fish at $4.95 each
4-6 inches 50 fish at $3.95 each
4-6 inches 100 fish at $2.95 each
6-8 inches 25 fish at $7.95 each
6-8 inches 50 fish at $6.95 each
6-8 inches 100 fish at $5.95 each
8-10 inches 25 fish at $9.95 each
8-10 inches 50 fish at $8.95 each
8-10 inches 100 fish at $7.95 each
10-12 inches 25 fish at $11.95 each
10-12 inches 50 fish at $10.95 each
10-12 inches 100 fish at $9.95 each
12-14 inches 25 fish at $14.95 each
12-14 inches 50 fish at $13.95 each
12-14 inches 100 fish at $12.95 each
Fathead minnows 5 pounds at $62.50
Triploid grass carp are $24.95 each, please call for volume pricing.
Call today to place your Fall fish order for stocking ponds at 585-394-5890. Please have your credit card number handy to secure your order. We will not charge for the fish until they are ready for pickup, shipment or delivery. Fish can be arranged for pick up at our facility in Canandaigua NY, delivered to your pond or shipped to your front door (additional charges may apply for delivery or standard overnight shipping).