To purchase fish, please provide information below. We will then develop and deliver a stocking plan tailored to your pond or lake.
IMPORTANT: To receive fish, buyer must abide by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife stocking regulations and have an active stocking permit, if applicable.
The Professional Aquaculture Services (PAS) experienced staff has been helping private and public lake owners with stocking programs and lake management services for over 40 years. We are based in California and service ponds and lakes throughout the nation. In addition to lake and pond stocking, we have the ability to ship fish to any location for smaller fish stocking needs, including hobbyist and aquaponics projects.
Professional Aquaculture Services specializes in the production of bluegill, channel catfish, striped bass, largemouth bass, and white sturgeon for distribution to a variety of markets both domestically and internationally. This includes stocks for other fish farms, fish for the live fish markets, fingerlings and catchable size fish for recreational fishing lakes, and newly hatched fish for a growing market to fish farms in other countries.
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.