February Fish Days 2020 for Smith Farm Supply Locations:
Warrenton: 2/28 @ 11am
Lincolnton: 2/28 @ 1:30pm
Sandersville: 2/28 @ 9am
Milledgeville: 2/19 @ 3pm
Washington: 2/28 @11am
Royston: 3/6 @ 12:30pm
Harlem: 2/12 @ 11:30am
Types of fish that will be included in the Smith Farm Supply February and March Fish Days:
Coppernose Bluegill – Bluegill reach harvestable size within 12 months and can reach 1 lb in a year in the right conditions. In addition, they reproduce very well and in great quantities and are excellent feeder fish for your bass. Feed twice a day for best results.
Channel Catfish – Channel Catfish are North America’s most numerous catfish species. Undoubtedly, Channel Catfish do very well in ponds. They are typically restocked as they are removed (every 1-2 years).
Shellcracker – Shellcrackers have similar characteristics to the Bluegill. They will reach slightly larger sizes. When stocking people often use alongside the Bluegill because they add variety to the pond. However, do not compete much with Bluegill for natural food. Both will eat fish feed, but Shellcracker’s main diet is snails, mollusks, and other small shelled creatures (hence the name).
Hybrid Bluegill – Hybrid bluegill is a cross between a male bluegill and female sunfish, which results in 80%-90% of the population being reproduced male. This slows down fast reproduction by keeping the female population to a minimum.
Sterile Grass Carp – Sterile Grass Carp are used as an organic method of controlling problematic weeds instead of using expensive and harmful chemicals. They are a non-indigenous species from Asia and can easily become invasive.
Smith Farm Supply carries a variety of fish food to make sure your fish continue to grown and thrive in your pond environment. Our staff is well versed in pond products and the needs of your new fish. We can help you make sure your fish stay healthy and thrive in their new home. Stop in or give us a call and one of our friendly staff members will help you decide what fish varieties best suit your pond. Contact us, we look forward to helping you.