Following are the questions we are most often asked. If you other questions not listed, please feel free to contact us. If we don't have the answer, perhaps we can point you in the right direction.
How many trout can I stock in my pond?
Each pond is different in terms of size, depth, temperature, water flow, etc. Generally, a stocking density of 500 fish per acre is considered safe. We're happy to discuss your specific circumstances with you to help you make the most informed decision possible.
Can I mix species of fish?
Trout can coexist with almost any other fish. If there are large mouth bass in the pond, the trout should be at least 8-10". Trout will also eat smaller fish but are not as aggressive as bass.
Do you have any other fish besides trout?
At this time we have diploid and triploid rainbow trout and triploid grass carp. Please refer to our "Triploid Grass Carp" page for more information.
Will Grass Carp and Trout exist in the same pond or lake?
Yes, provided the pond conditions are acceptable. Grass carp prefer warmer water and trout prefer cooler water. If the temperature in your pond reaches the mid to high 60's, trout begin to get stressed. If the temperature drops below 50 degrees, the grass carp will survive, but won't be as actively eating.
Do I need a Fish Stocking permit?
Yes, any ponds or lakes without public access are required to have a permit before putting fish in their body of water. Permits can be obtained from Washington St. Fish and Wildlife at their website, https://wdfw.wa.gov/licenses/fishing/fish-stocking-transport
How do I get fish into my lake or pond?
Typically, we deliver the trout in one of our 5 specially designed delivery trucks. The trout are discharged from the tank on our truck through clear plastic tubing into your lake or pond. With smaller orders, the trout are dipped out of our tanks and carried to your pond.
Should I feed my fish?
It all depends on whether you have a well established pond or lake. If the water body has been there for a several years, there would probably be enough plant and bug life to support the fish. Many pond owners, however, enjoy the "feeding frenzy" of hand feeding the fish. They also will grow faster when hand fed.
Where can I buy fish food?
Many customers purchase feed from us at the same time they purchase the trout. Our feed is of the highest quality and is what the trout are used to eating. The feed floats so none is wasted by sinking to the bottom of your pond. Feed may also be available at your local feed store.