When it comes to pond stocking, there's a new player in town that's making a splash: the Newalla pond-ready hybrid striped bass. This unique fish, a cross between the striped bass and white bass that is tempered for pond life, is not just a delight for fishing enthusiasts but is also transforming the landscape of aquaculture in the United States and beyond. Traditional hybrid striped bass production is rapidly expanding, with its annual production in the U.S. escalating from about 400,000 pounds in 1987 to about 10.6 million pounds in 20011. But pond-ready production only occurs here in Oklahoma, production is limited, but growing.
At Newalla Fish Company, we are at the forefront of this revolution, offering pond-ready hybrid striped bass that are fit, healthy, disease-free and ready to thrive in your private waters. We have redefined the norms of pond stocking, championing a strategy that prioritizes quality over quantity.
The Newalla Difference: Quality Over Quantity
Traditional pond stocking practices often involve stocking large numbers of fish per acre – around 200 or more – to account for potential losses. However, we at Newalla Fish Company have demonstrated that stocking only 100 hybrid striped bass per acre works exceptionally well.
Why? Our fish are pond-ready. Unlike hybrids from other sources, our hybrid striped bass are robust and tempered to be ready for the rigors of life in your pond. This means you do not need to account for losses. Our fish are bred and conditioned to survive and thrive in your pond, and we have the success rates to prove it.
The Economic and Pond Management Benefits
When you choose to stock our pond-ready hybrid striped bass, you're not just making a choice that's good for your pond; you're also making a decision that's great for your wallet. Here are a couple of compelling reasons why:
- Cost Savings: By stocking only the necessary numbers, you save money on the cost of the fish themselves and also on the cost of delivery. There's no need to pay for fish that won't survive, and there's no need to pay for the high rates for delivery in an enormous truck required to carry all of the extra fish.
- Avoid Overstocking: Overstocking a pond can lead to numerous problems, including stunted growth of fish, insufficient food supply, and potential disease outbreaks. By stocking only the necessary numbers, you avoid these issues and promote a healthier pond environment.
- Effective Pond Management: Stocking the right number of fish helps maintain a balanced ecosystem in your pond. It aids in controlling the population of other species and promotes a healthy growth rate for all the species that inhabit the water.
Researchers and Extension personnel from NC State University are leading a national effort to enhance the current and future status of the Striped Bass/Hybrid Striped Bass aquaculture industry in the U.S. This initiative, called StriperHub, consolidates and streamlines striped bass commercialization efforts, further attesting to the growth and importance of this industry2.
The Perfect Feed for Your Fish
Our commitment to your pond doesn't end with delivering the best quality hybrid striped bass. We also offer the highest quality performance fish feed on the market. Specially formulated to meet the nutritional needs of your fish, our feed ensures that your fish grow healthy and strong. Learn more about our premium fish food here3.
Join us at Newalla Fish Company in this exciting journey of pond stocking with hybrid striped bass. Enhance your fishing experience, manage your pond more effectively, and save money while you're at it. With our pond-ready fish, you're always set for success.