Our GENETICS

 

We have always believed in pure Florida Largemouth bass in East Texas and have developed a strain of High Catch Rate (HCR™) pure Florida Bass that grow up to 2-3 pounds per year. We have also developed a strain of cold-tolerant pure threadfin shad over the past 30 years. Our pure Mozambique tilapia’s strain came from the San Antonio Zoo and Hawaii.

 
 

Fish Species

Florida Largemouth Bass

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Florida Largemouth bass are the most popular game fish on the market. Pure Florida genetics are preferred by biologists and fishery management professionals across the South due to their genetic potential to become trophies. Pure strain individuals tend to breed true, so stocking pure Florida bass fingerling in your new lake or pond is the best way to ensure genetic consistency (and trophy potential) down the road.

Coppernose Bluegill

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The Coppernose is a subspecies of bluegill native to extreme southeast United States. It is now commonly stocked in ponds throughout the south. Coppernose bluegill look similar to native bluegill, however the Coppernose can be identified by the copper colored band around the nose. They also have similar diets consisting of insects, crustaceans, and other aquatic invertebrates.


Channel Catfish

Redear sunfish

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North America's most numerous catfish species. It is the official fish of Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Tennessee, and is informally referred to as a "channel cat". In the United States they are the most fished catfish species with approximately 8 million anglers targeting them per year. The popularity of channel catfish for food has contributed to the rapid growth of aquaculture of this species in the United States.

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North America's most numerous catfish species. It is the official fish of Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Tennessee, and is informally referred to as a "channel cat". In the United States they are the most fished catfish species with approximately 8 million anglers targeting them per year. The popularity of channel catfish for food has contributed to the rapid growth of aquaculture of this species in the United States.


Fathead Minnow

Threadfin shad

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The fathead minnow has a rounded snout and short rounded fins. There is a dark spot at the base of the tail fin, and sometimes a blotch on the anterior portion of the dorsal fin. As with many other minnows, there is a darkening along the midline of the back. The fathead minnow is a stream fish, able to tolerate a wide range of environmental conditions including high temperatures, low oxygen levels, and high turbidities.

We have developed a cold tolerant strain of pond-raised Threadfin Shad, which have survived multiple winters in our 6' deep hatchery ponds when water temperatures have fallen to 37°F. A fertilization program is necessary to get the most production out of your Threadfin. Threadfin are difficult to establish in lakes under 8-10 acres.


Seasonal fish

Mozambique Tilapia

 
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We sell our pure strain of Mozambique Tilapia. The Mozambique Tilapia have an extremely high rate of reproduction, so they are an excellent forage species in bass lakes. They also help control most algae, but do not control rooted aquatic vegetation. This species of Tilapia need water temperatures above 65°F to survive. Available April through June.