Andry's Fish Farm
~ 2014 ~
Price List

 

 

Standard Stocking Rates
(Per Surface Acre)

600-1,000 Hybrid Bluegill, Regular Bluegill, or Redear
100-200 Largemouth Bass
100-200 Channel Catfish
1,000 Fathead Minnows
10-12 Grass Carp

 

Hybrid Bluegill ~ Regular Bluegill ~ Redear Shellcrackers ~ Largemouth Bass
Channel Catfish ~ Albino Catfish ~ Black Crappie ~ Fathead Minnows
Triploid Grass Carp ~ Koi ~ Bull Frog Tadpoles

 

Hybrid Bluegill

2-3 Inch

$0.45 each

3-5 Inch

$0.65 each

*5-7 Inch

$1.10 each

*5-7 Inch Hybrid Bluegill only available at certain times of the year.

                  

The Hybrid Bluegill is a cross between a green sunfish and a regular bluegill. These fish are similar to a regular bluegill, however they grow at a quicker rate and get a larger size. The hybrid bluegill are more aggressive than the regular bluegill because of the green sunfish mix in them. 

Hybrid bluegill will reproduce, however they are 90 to 95 percent male. 

A hybrid bluegill can grow up to 4 lbs., however typically they only get 1 1/2 to 2 lbs.

 

Regular Bluegill

2-3 Inch

$0.45 each

*3-5 Inch

$0.65 each

*Sizes vary depending on time of year.

       

The Bluegill is a deep bodied, slab-sided fish with a small mouth and has a black spot on soft dorsal fin and flexible black ear flap.

A Bluegill can grow up to 4 lbs., however they are usually 1 lb. or less.

The Bluegill will congregate around vegetation and sunken trees of shallow backwater bays, lakes and ponds. Spawning occurs when water reaches 67 to 70 degrees in shallow areas over sand and gravel. The usually nest in colonies and spawn once every 28 days during the spring and summer.

 

Redear Shellcrackers

2-3 Inch

$0.50 each

*3-5 Inch

$0.75 each

*Sizes vary depending on time of year.

         

The Redear Shellcracker, also known as a Redear Sunfish, is dark olive above, yellow to green on the sides, and has white on the belly. They also have a red edge on the gillcover on the male and orange on the female. 

Redear can grow up to 4 lbs., however most commonly they average about 1-1 1/2 lbs.

The Redear prefer the bottom of clear, quit waters with moderate vegetation. They will spawn when water reaches 60-70 degrees in deeper waters and they nest in colonies. 

Primarily a Redear will eat snails and clams, but they will also eat insect larvae, small crustaceans, and insects.

 

Largemouth Bass

3 Inch

$0.95 each

3-4 Inch

$1.00 each

5-6 Inch

$1.80 each

6-9 Inch

$2.50 each

Sizes vary depending on time of year.

       

Largemouth Bass have a jawbone that extends beyond the back of the eye and the two dorsal fins are nearly separated or deeply notched.
The Largemouth Bass can grow up to 20 lbs., however the typical weight is 1 to 6 lbs.
These bass are usually found in moderately clear to turbid, quiet warm waters in streams, rivers, lakes, reservoirs and ponds, around vegetation and near logs, trees, brush, and stumps.
Largemouth Bass usually spawn when water temperatures reach 63-68 degrees.

 

Channel Catfish

6-8 Inch

$0.50 each

The Channel Catfish has an olive and brown to dark blue body, back not humped, deeply forked tail, and their anal fin has a curved margin.

A channel catfish can grow up to 58 lbs., however in most farm ponds they will only reach 5 to 10 lbs.

Spawning will occur in cavities in hollow logs, holes in undercut banks and beneath rocks when water reaches 70-75 degrees.

 

Albino Catfish

5-7 Inch

$0.90 each

 

 

Black Crappie

3-4 Inch

$0.85 each

(Available March & April)

   Black Crappie are silvery olive with numerous black spots irregularly spaced over body and have 7-8 dorsal spines. The Black Crappie can grow to be 5 lbs., however they are usually less than 2 lbs.

   The Black Crappie spawn near emergent vegetation close to shore or fine gravel bottom when water temperatures reach 62-65 degrees. It is recommended not to put Crappie in any body of water that is less than five surface acres.

 

Fathead Minnows

$34.00 per 1000

  

Triploid Grass Carp

8-11 Inch

*Indiana Price

$15.00 each

* State Law in Indiana requires that we put the Triploid Grass Carp directly into your pond or lake. Because of this law, we must set a minimum of five fish for us to be able to afford to deliver them.
* Price in Indiana does drop with larger quantities.

In the months of July & August, Grass Carp will not be available in the State of Indiana.

Many pond owners are interested in grass carp because they are an alternative to chemical and physical means of aquatic vegetation control. They were first introduced into the U.S. in 1963 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and were released in Alabama and Arkansas waters for aquatic vegetation control. Today, grass carp can be found in most states between the Appalachians and Rocky Mountains. Rivers are the preferred habitat, although grass carp adapt well to standing bodies of water.

  The grass carp is a plant-eating fish that is native to China and Russia. It can grow up to 60 pounds and live 15-20 years. Although it is a relative of the common carp, it neither acts nor looks like the common carp. The grass carp is occasionally caught on hook and line and some anglers think it tastes better than the common carp.

  Grass carp grow rapidly and prefer to feed on rooted vegetation, although after five years of age, both their growth rate and their effectiveness at controlling aquatic plants slow considerably.

  A major breakthrough came in the 1980’s with the development of techniques to produce sterile grass carp, incapable of reproducing. Known as “triploids”, these fish are genetically altered but eat plants as effectively as fertile “diploid” grass carp. This advance greatly reduces the threat of uncontrolled grass carp reproduction and spread which is the primary reason they were made illegal in Indiana.

  Many agencies in the United States, both federal and state, began investigating the use of biological methods for control of aquatic vegetation in the 1970’s. Based on the results of that research, the reproductively sterile (triploid) grass carp was selected as the biological method which will best control some types of aquatic vegetation in most Indiana ponds with the least ecological risk to aquatic environments.

  Grass carp are not a cure-all for aquatic vegetation control. Excess vegetation is a result of nutrient buildup in ponds, and the source of these nutrients will have to be controlled for best long-term results. As grass carp consume aquatic vegetation, the water is likely to become more turbid and less desirable plants or algae may become dominant in the pond. Grass carp may also seriously affect sport fish populations if they are overstocked. Vegetation control with grass carp is extremely variable and desired results are difficult to obtain and are not guaranteed.

  Based on research done by Indiana and other states, the following general guidelines offer the best chance for successful use grass carp in most Indiana ponds and lakes.

1.       It sometimes takes years to see changes in aquatic vegetation abundance following grass carp stockings. Monitoring changes in aquatic vegetation following stocking should be done each year.

2.       If 20% (as described in no. 3) or less of your pond is covered by aquatic vegetation, stocking grass carp is not recommended. Use chemical or mechanical spot treatments as necessary. This level of aquatic vegetation is generally accepted as optimal for sport fish population and the ecology of the pond.

3.       All grass carp stocking recommendations are based on an accurate determination of the acres of aquatic vegetation covering the pond’s surface plus the areas covered by submerged vegetation as far as you can see into the water. The best way to do this is to physically measure and calculate the square feet of vegetation covering your pond. Divide the number of square feet by 43,560 to determine acres of aquatic vegetation. An alternative method is to determine the entire surface area of the pond in acres then estimate the percent of aquatic plant coverage from a vantage point where you can see the entire pond. Take the surface area of your pond times the percent of plant coverage to determine acres of aquatic vegetation.

4.       Stocking rates are based on the use of 8-11 inch long triploid grass carp. When using fish less than 8 inches long, increase the stocking rate by 40%, except in ponds that do not contain largemouth bass. In these ponds, stock at standard rates. For fish larger than 12 inches, decrease the stocking rate by 30%.

5.       If your objective is to totally eliminate aquatic vegetation, stock 30 grass carp per acre of vegetation. If significant vegetation reduction has not occurred by the end of the third summer, stock and additional 15 fish per acre of vegetation. Mechanical and chemical methods can be used for initial control, however, be careful not to kill the grass carp. Keep in mind that total elimination of aquatic vegetation will seriously affect sport fish populations and normal pond ecology.

6.       The recommended aquatic vegetation objective is to maintain some vegetation in your pond. Reducing the grass carp stocking rate to 15 per acre of vegetation generally offers the best chance of meeting this objective. If no improvement in vegetation coverage has occurred after four summers, stock and additional 7 grass carp per acre of vegetation. These stocking rates were developed in the absence of any supplemental chemical of mechanical vegetation control measure. Any interim measures taken should be very selective and cover only small areas, otherwise elimination of all vegetation may occur. Results of using this approach for vegetation control will be highly variable. No two ponds will react the same way. You will have to refine your vegetation management strategies over the years on an individual basis.

7.       Grass carp will not control cattails, spatterdock (yellow water lily) or filamentous algae (pond moss) without first eliminating most other plants in the pond. If these plants are your problem and elimination of all plants in acceptable, use the method described in number 5, otherwise, spot treatments by chemical or mechanical methods are recommended.

8.       Stocking grass carp in a lake that normally has high discharges is not recommended. In this situation, grass carp will leave the lake. If grass carp are stocked, a barrier should be erected at the spillway to prevent the fish from escaping. The recommended barrier uses 3/4 inch smooth, round metal bars as vertical supports on five-foot centers and 3/8 inch smooth, round bars horizontally on 1-3/8 inch centers.

 

Source: GRASS CARP GUIDELINES FOR USE IN INDIANA, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife 402 W. Washington Street, Room W273 Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

 

Koi

3-5 Inch

$5.00 each

6-8 Inch

$9.00 each

9-12 Inch

$13.00 each

Sizes Vary Depending on Time of Year.

 

 

 

Bull Frogs

Jumbo Tadpoles

$0.25 each

(When Available)

 

 

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