Pond stock Our Fish in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Florida
Coppernose Bluegill are a native fish of Florida and South Georgia. They have adapted very well to all of the southeast. They train in well on fish pellets and grow rather rapidly. They tend to be very aggressive and put up a good fight especially on light tackle. Coppernose Bluegill are the primary bait fish for largemouth bass in a pond or lake that is stocked with both. General stocking rates are 500 per acre in an unfertilized pond and 1000 per acre in fertilized ponds and can easily be stocked at 2000 per acre in instances where someone would like a trophy bass lake. Southern States Hatchery offers 1-2 inch and 3-4 inch Coppernose Bluegill. We would be pleased to assist you with stocking recommendations in a new or existing pond.