Photo Gallery: Fish: Fathead Minnows
Fathead minnows are the ideal forage fish, because adult fathead minnows are still small enough to be eaten by any predator fish. Fathead minnows are often stocked in new or less established ponds and lakes as the primary forage fish, before or simultaneously stocking the waters with a typical largemouth bass, bluegill or channel catfish combination. Although any of these fish; bass, bluegill or catfish does well on its own, minnow stocking helps get the fish population off to a good, strong start, providing any new or growing predator fish with an immediate and plentiful food source. For appropriate minnow stocking rates, see our recommended stocking density. (in the orange)