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Stocking Crawfish

Stocking Crayfish, Crawdads, Crawfish, Mudbugs...Whatever you call them.... they are an excellent forage option for your lake.

If it seems strange to be crawfish stocking  in your pond and not in your low country boil then keep reading. Bass are incredibly poor at converting food into body mass. It takes 10 lbs of forage for bass to add 1 lb of bodymass.

Learn More About the Why of Crawfish

That ratio makes this battle uphill for any lake owner that wants a quality fishery. We always want the bluegill to bass ratio to be in balance first. Once that has been dealt, with we can get creative, especially with stocking crawfish.

Threadfin shad do great in fertile lakes that have plenty of open water. Rainbow trout keep the kids busy in the winter and the bass full going into the spawn. Goldfish are slow swimmers and great entertainment for the kids due to their high visibility.

However, the king of additional forage is crawfish. Stocking crawfish is the cheapest option for lake owners yet they have more protein per gram than rainbow trout.

Crawfish stocking, now that's a game changer.

Matt Morgan, Operations Manager/Senior Biologist


At AES, we have a full staff of biologists, fisheries management specialists, wildlife management specialists and more...all with degrees in their respective areas.   We know lakes.  Call us and see how we can help you manage your lake. 

Crawfish stocking is just one of the many species we stock to keep your lake a balanced fishery.  Other fish we stock include blue gill, golden shiners, rainbow trout, crappie, gizzard shad, threadfin shad, goldfish and fathead minnows.  Please call us for availabilty.  Don't see what you are looking for?  Call us.  We can help find what you are looking for.

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