|Too many weeds and grasses ruining your pond or private lake.
We are the Officially Licensed by the Department of Natural Resources as the Triploid Grass Carp dealer for Indiana.
$20.00 Each For 6" to 12" This size is for Lakes and Ponds that do not already have Large Mouth Bass and Catfish Population over 18" long.
$25.00 ea for any Grass Carp over 12"long and Longer for Lakes and Ponds that are already established with Large Mouth Bass and Catfish 18" or larger.
(Delivery is additional and mandatory by Law)
We will call or email you to schedule a delivery time! Delivery charge with-in Marion County is $65.00. For Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan and Hendricks counties the delivery charge is $85.00. Please Email or call for prices and delivery charges for other Indiana counties.
Fish must be ordered and paid for at least 1 week prior to delivery. Orders and payments will have to be in before the delivery of your fish. Delivery is only available on weekdays.
Guidelines for Obtaining and Using Grass Carp to Control Aquatic Vegetation:
We only sell to residents of Indiana only. We have to deliver the Grass Carp to your pond/Lake by Law! If you live out of State of Indiana or Ohio we suggest you contact your DNR for their recommendations.
Many pond owners are interested in grass carp because they are an alternative to chemical and physical means of aquatic vegetation control.
They were first introduced into the U.S. In 1963 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and were released in Alabama and Arkansas waters
for aquatic vegetation control. Today, grass carp can be found in most states between the Appalachians and Rocky Mountains. Rivers are
the preferred habitat, although grass carp adapt well to standing bodies of water.
The grass carp is a plant-eating fish that is native to China and Russia. It can grow up to 60 pounds and live 15-20 years. Although it is a
relative of the common carp, it neither acts nor looks like the common carp. The grass carp is occasionally caught on hook and line, and
some anglers think it tastes better than the common carp.
Grass carp grow rapidly and prefer to feed on rooted vegetation. Grass carp are able to eat vegetation because of a modification to the back
portion of the gill that has taken the form of a tooth-like structure. These pharyngeal teeth are used to grind vegetation so that it can be
swallowed and digested.
A major breakthrough came in the 1980s with the development of techniques to produce sterile grass carp, incapable of reproducing.
Known as "triploids," these fish are genetically altered but eat plants as effectively as fertile "diploid" grass carp. This advance greatly
reduces the threat of uncontrolled grass carp reproduction spreading.
Many agencies in the United States, both federal and state, began investigating the use of biological methods for control of aquatic vegetation
in the 1970s. Based on the results of that research, the reproductively sterile (triploid) grass carp was selected as the biological method that
will best control some types of aquatic vegetation in most Indiana ponds with the least ecological risk to aquatic environments.
The Stocking Rate that is recommended by the Indiana Dept. Of Natural Resources is as follows:
- 1/4 Acre (6ea) Grass Carp
- 1/2 Acre (8ea) Grass Carp
- 1 Acre (15ea) Grass Carp
- 2 Acre (30ea) Grass Carp
- 3 Acre (45ea) Grass Carp
- 4 Acre (60ea) Grass Carp
- 5 Acre (75ea) Grass Carp
These rates are recommended for the average Lake/Pond with Moderate Vegetation
Send an email firstname.lastname@example.org or call The Bait Barn 317-545-BAIT to place an order for Triploid Grass Carp.
Plants that Grass Carp are considered to control:
Bladderwort, Chara Coontail, Fanwort, Filamentous Algae, Hydilla, Naiads, Parrotfeather, pondweed, Widgeongrass and spike rush. They will eat algae but it is not their prefered food source and will eat the rooted vegetation before the algae.