We partner with MFA and feed stores across Missouri to serve as a location for people to get the fish species they need for their ponds. We schedule fish days months in advance that way our customers and stores can prepare.
Not sure how to prepare? We can help!
Fish days are quite simple:
-Find a store near you.
-Visit or call the store to place an order.
-Arrive on the scheduled date and time.
-Pay the store for your order.
-Take your receipt and enter the car line that leads to the truck.
-Present your receipt to the truck and we will fill your order.
-We count and weigh your order in front of you for accuracy.
-Immediately drive to you pond or lake and gently release them.
Use fresh water from your pond.
Never use city water, it has chlorine that is toxic to fish.
Never use well water, it lacks oxygen to support fish transport.
Unfortunately, we don't have enough water to share.
We recommend the following gallons of water for transport of 10-15 minutes:
5 gallons 10 gallons
1-2 Grass Carp 100 1-4" fish
20 gallons 50 gallons
100 4-8" fish 100 8-12" fish
or 4 lbs. of minnows
For each 5 minute increase in transport double the recommended amount of water.
Acclimating or tempering fish is not needed if you use your own pond water.
We use pond water only to haul your order so you don't need to temper you fish.
Transporting fish does not need to be as stressful as it seems. Let's Prepare!
-Use only clean containers.
-Containers can include livestock watering tanks, barrels, garbage cans, coolers, or totes to name a few.
-Bring lids, they keep the fish and water in and the sun out.
-Even a small aerator can go a long way, purchase a portable aerator ahead of time to keep the water oxygenated.
-Without aeration there is only so much oxygen available in your water, so head straight to you pond after you receive your order.
-Don't mix different sizes of fish they may eat one another! Separate your minnows from your bass, and everything from large catfish.
For $2 a bag we can place your bag your order.
-Our bags are 1'x1'x2', made of 3mm thick plastic, filled with water and fish, and injected with oxygen.
-On average fish will remain healthy in these bags for up to 3 hours, but transport should be immediate.
-We cannot bag catfish or large hybrid bluegill because they can puncture the bag.
-Place bags in a container to prevent them from rolling.
-Keep them covered. Direct sunlight will cause a greenhouse effect that will heat the water and stress the fish.
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