Crappie

crappie

If you want to add Crappie to your pond we recommend it be larger than 1 acre in size.  They are fun to catch and are a favorite for many fisherman to eat!  The Crappie are generally the first fish to hatch in the Spring and that can cause problems for the later hatching species.  The bluegill, bass, or minnows can quickly be eaten up by the Crappie fry.  We recommend stocking Largemouth Bass fingerlings with the Crappie so they can help control the future population and keep the pond in balance.  The Crappie will also need a good amount of forage fish so that should be taken into consideration when adding them.  With proper management they can make for a great fishing pond.  We recommend stocking 75-100 fish per acre.

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