The first step in getting the right genetics in your pond is to buy fish from a reputable hatchery. Fish from these hatcheries have health certificates to that diseases aren’t transferred. The other thing is you are getting the correct ratio of each species to meet your goals. A private consultant can also help with your stocking plan and both a hatchery and consultant can deliver fish to your pond.
The next step in selecting genetics is through harvest. As you are fishing your pond pay attention to body characteristics of the fish you are catching. Are they skinny or plump? If fish look underweight or unhealthy take them out and fry them up. This will provide more forage for healthier faster growing fish.
Remember you want to do everything right in your pond to meet your goals so don’t sell yourself short on one step and hinder your chances of having a successful fishery of your dream.
Manage today for a better tomorrow!