Channel Catfish 8 to 10 inch.
Catfish do well in new ponds in combination with largemouth bass and bluegill when stocked at rates of 100- 200 fingerlings per acre. However, periodic stocking of catfish is necessary since survival of young is poor in ponds which has bass and bluegill. Supplemental stocking of 50 to 100 catfish per acre, per year will maintain a good population. Supplemental stocked catfish should be at least 8 inches long to prevent their being eaten by large bass. Catfish also do well when stocked alone in ponds at rates of 300 to 500 to acre, but at these rates they should receive a supplemental diet of commercial catfish feed to maintain good growth.