In late September we headed to Louisiana to stock two ponds in the Lake Charles, Louisiana area. The first was an eight acre pond in Suplhur, Louisiana where we dropped 8,000 Shellcracker Bream and Coppernose Bluegill. The second pond was smaller and required only 2,000 bream, it was located in Lake Arther, Louisiana.
Bream are a necessary addition to your pond if you want to grow larger bass. Here's a great article on What Bass Eat.