Im continually looking for ways to better utilize my property and decided to put my small pond to better use. There's already a small population of bluegill, bass, and catfish but they are more for recreation. I found a lot of information on cage culture and the amount of fish you can raise is incredible. Would definitely be a great way to have a year round supply of fish cause in the winter time I can't find those things. I was just wondering if anyone had any experience in farming fish in cage culture. Everything I've ready says fish are generally ready in 2 growing seasons. OK, that's great, but I've searched everywhere and can't find out how long a growing season for fish is. Does anyone know how long a growing season is? And say you raise 400 bluegill, after you've started harvesting, how do you replinsh your supply? Just buy more fingerlings? I'd rather have them reproduce.
Well I have done some research and some people say you need to aerate the cages some say you don't. I don't aerate my pond and the fish are fine. The pond water gets replaced every time it rains so maybe that helps. Just wondering how you could replinsh your stock after you harvest.