Lake and Pond Stocking - We do more than just sell you fish!!!

Professional Aquaculture Services (PAS) specializes in lake and pond stocking . Our experienced staff has been helping private and public lake owners with stocking programs and lake management services for over 35 years. We are based in California and service pond al over the west. In addition to lake and pond stocking, we have ability to ship fish to any location for smaller fish stocking needs, including hobbyist and aquaponics projects.

How Many Do I Stock?
Please submit your request here to receive a free pond consultation
Regulations governing private stocking of aquatic plants and animals
Private stocking permit application
Download here then send with payment to your Department of Fish and Wildlife Region.

Maps of regions and exempt stocking areas
DFG Regions | Exempt Stocking Areas

More Information on Our Fish

These are our Recommended Stocking Rates:

One acre pond with supplemental feeding
Channel Catfish 700
Largemouth Bass 200
Bluegill or Redear Sunfish 500
Fathead Minnows 1000

One acre pond without supplemental feeding
Channel Catfish 400
Largemouth Bass 200
Bluegill or Redear Sunfish 500
Fathead Minnows 1000

One acre pond with Channel Catfish ONLY (alone)
Channel Catfish 1000

General Considerations and Assumptions

The recommended pond stocking and lake stocking rates will vary depending on the condition of the pond and the climate of the area. The amounts of fish recommended take into account fish that will be removed from the pond by predators. The size of fish is determined by factors such as existing fish, mode of transport to the pond and the amount the pond owner wants to invest in fish. If the pond has no existing fish it is advisable to stock larger numbers of small fish. This will allow the pond owner to invest as a lower price for fish, transport is less expensive and the fish can be stocked at the same size to minimize predation. If small numbers are stocked, these fish may grow to a large size which forces the pond owner to stock larger fish in subsequent years to avoid predation from the initial fish stocked.