Texas Fish Stocking Services & Fish Hatchery

Our hatchery, located in Altair, Texas, is centrally located among the Austin, San Antonio, and Houston markets. However, we deliver to many areas throughout the state. Since our business is family owned and operated, we maintain low overhead so we can provide very competitive pricing. Fish can either be picked up at the hatchery or delivered. For larger orders, we recommend delivery. We can generally deliver fish within 1 to 2 weeks of placing an order. Pick-up orders are by appointment only.

We are particularly proud of our largemouth bass genetics. We offer both Florida and Florida (x) northern (“hybrid”) subspecies. For our clients that are serious about trophy potential, we offer offspring from female Florida bass up to 16.5 pounds!  Some of these fish are descendents of the popular Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Share-A-Lunker program. This provides a rare opportunity for private lake owners to share in the tremendous success of this famous program. However, availability of these fish can be limited.

As provided in the following list, we offer a variety of sport and forage fish that that are Texas born and raised. If you do not know exactly what you need, we can provide telephone consultation or site visits to develop the right stocking strategy for your lake. On a seasonal basis, we also have koi for ornamental ponds and green sunfish and common carp for trotline bait. Pricing varies according to size, availability, and number purchased; so, feel free to call for pricing.

 

Southwest Aquatic Services Hatchery Availability

Species
Length (Inches)
Availability
Length
(Inches)
Availability
Coppernose bluegill
1 - 3
All year
4 - 6
All year
Redear sunfish
1 - 3
All year
4 - 5
All Year
Florida largemouth bass
1 - 3
June - Aug
4 - 6
Fall and Winter
Florida x northern largemouth bass
1 - 3
June - Aug
4 - 6
Fall and Winter
Florida "lunker" largemouth bass
1 - 3
June - Aug
4 - 6
Fall and Winter
Threadfin shad
2 - 4
All Year
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Fathead minnow
Adult
All Year
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Golden shiner
Adult
All Year
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Channel catfish
3 - 6
Aug - Oct
6 - 8
Oct - Dec
Green sunfish (bait)
3 - 5
All Year
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Koi
3 - 5
July - Aug
>5
All Year
Common carp (bait)
3 - 6
All Year
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