Fathead Minnows

(Pimephales promelas)

Fathead minnows are typically stocked only in new lakes at the same time the bluegill and redear sunfish are stocked. Fathead minnows provide a excellent forage species for young, newly stocked bass and help reduce feeding pressure on the bluegill from the bass. Fathead minnows will reproduce at a high rate but will become almost non-existent after a year or so due to predation from the bass. However, during the time that the fathead minnows population numbers are high, the bluegill are flourishing and getting a head start on the bass due to less pressure from the bass. This is why fathead minnows play such a critical role in a newly stocked lake.

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  • Recommended stocking rate is 1,000 per acre.
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