Establishing a feeding program that utilizes high protein feed is essential for any lake where a fishery is being managed. In lakes that are managed, fish are stocked at a higher density. There is less available habitat and resources and growth expectations are greater versus lakes that occur naturally. Therefore, supplemental feeding is needed.
To meet the needs of the fish species present, supplemental feeding is required, approximately four pounds of feed per surface acre each day. Feeding at this rate will result in fish that grow at higher rates and have more frequent and prolific spawning events.
Using feed that is high in protein is equally important, especially for carnivorous fish e.g. Largemouth Bass and Hybrid Striped Bass.