We can provide you with the genetic strain that fits your goals and location best. From the top bass genetics in the state for trophy fish to F1 bass to pure natives. Our Genetic-Specific Largemouth Bass are those that have been selectively bred through multiple generations to promote traits such as size and aggression. This will bolster your catch rates and increase genetic diversity in your lake, giving you a superior angling experience.
Coppernose Bluegill, commonly referred to as the backbone of a successful Largemouth Bass fishery, are the single most important forage species in a body of water dedicated to growing trophy Largemouth Bass and Catfish management. Bluegill have the highest reproduction rate, which in turn provides the most forage in a body of water. Spawning is initiated in the spring once water temperatures reach 75 degrees and continues until the water temperatures cool in the fall. Blue gill are colony spawners, with males often fanning out 50 or more circular nest in areas 1 to 5 feet in depth. Bluegill mature at lengths of 3 inches with females capable of laying between 10,000 and 60,000 eggs per spawn. Eggs hatch in 3 to 5 days depending on water temperature. Young bluegill feed primarily on plankton switching to a diet of insects, other small aquatic life, and feed as their size increases.
Threadfin Shad are a very fatty fish that provide diversity to the forage base and rapid weight gains in Largemouth Bass. They are nearly a must for a trophy Bass fishery. Threadfin spawn in the spring and early summer with a secondary spawn often occurring in the early fall. Spawning usually occurs early in the morning on available vegetation. Females lay from 2,000 to 24,000 eggs. The young and adults feed on a variety of plankton organisms and organic debris.
Crawfish as a forage species are very high in protein and provide weight gains for predator fish species, especially in a body of water that is clear with vegetation growth.
Redear are an important forage unit in a pond's ecosystem primarily because they don't directly compete with your Bluegill population and they feed on snails. Control of snails will interrupt the life cycle of yellow and black grubs that can infect fish. The spawning habits of the redear sunfish are similar to those of the bluegill, although this species does not have such a prolonged spawning period. Redears are also more of a bottom dweller and therefore spawn in deeper water.
Fathead Minnows lower the amount of pressure on other forage species once predator fish are introduced or if predator fish are present. Fatheads will reach sexual maturity at one year of age. Mature males are larger than females and become darker in color and develop breeding tubercles on the head during spawning season. Spawning begins when the water temperatures warm to approximately 65 degrees and continues during cool periods throughout the summer. Females produce from 200 to 500 eggs/spawn and prefer to lay their eggs on the underside of submerged object. The females will spawn repeatedly and have been observed to lay over 20 batches of eggs/year. Fatheads feed on small aquatic organisms.
Golden Shiners are great to diversify your forage base and allow the Bluegill population to establish and reproduce. They provide the perfect food source for both smaller size classes of Largemouth Bass.
Hybrid Sunfish can reduce the pressure exerted on your bluegill population, allowing for a higher Bluegill/Bass ratio. They can also be a fun additional species to target for recreational anglers due to them having larger mouths and being more aggressive feeders.
Feed-Trained Bass create an easy managed fishery that allows for high catch rates and the ability to catch bass up to 8 lbs. Feed-Trained Bass, as their name suggests, are trained to eat pelleted feed. They are easily managed and can grow to sizes from 5-8lbs in a short period of time. Feed-Trained Bass do require high protein fish food (40%+) to grow optimally. Feed-Trained Bass provide opportunities to easily catch and entertain guests with quality fish. These fish will subsist off of the feed dispersed by the fish feeder and will not place further strain on your forage species populations, all while increasing your catch rate. What’s more, we can provide these fish at around a pound, meaning that they are a catch-able size right away!
Hybrid Striped Bass
Hybrid Stripers are a sterile bass that presents a very tough fight once hooked. They are a great way to diversify the species available to catch in your lake or pond.
Crappie put up a good fight for their size. They do best in larger bodies of water and gives you an opportunity to catch something different.
Hybrid Blue Catfish
This genetic cross between a Channel and a Blue Catfish is more aggressive and grows 30% faster than either Blue or Channel Catfish. In fact, on a well-managed feeding program, these fish can gain several pounds a year! To top it all off, they boast increased resistance to stress and disease. These fish will eat pelletized fish food, making them an additional predatory fish that can be added to your lake without fear of jeopardizing the strength of your forage species populations.
Rainbow Trout is a primarily northern species. They give anglers the opportunity to catch a unique species from the comfort of their own property. Not to mention, Largemouth Bass happen to love eating Rainbow Trout. Forage sized Rainbow Trout have high protein and fat content and make for an excellent fish for Bass to gorge themselves on as they exit the coldest months of the winter and gear up for breeding season.
Redfish provide a unique opportunity to fishing freshwater bodies of water. Redfish will not reproduce in freshwater. Call for availability.
Tilapia are herbivorous fish with high reproduction rates. Meaning they can simultaneously provide an additional forage species for LM Bass as well as vegetation control for certain pesky plants, like filamentous algae. This species becomes lethargic once the water temp. lowers and allows bass to gorge on them just before winter. TPWD requires permit for Tilapia in some Texas counties.