We recommend Straight Bluegill as the main forage base for ponds in our area. They handle the weather good and are suited for all pond sizes. They start spawning in the Spring and continue throughout early fall. The fingerlings produced from the hatch will feed other fish in the pond and help keep everything healthy. Not to mention these guys are fun to catch and the kids love them! We don’t recommend stocking Coppernose Bluegill in Northern Oklahoma because they are less cold tolerant. We recommend stocking between 500-1000 of the 2-3″ Bluegill per surface acre to build a forage base.