Threadfin shad are a native baitfish found primarily in lakes and rivers throughout the South and further north where they have thermal refuge from harsh winters. They are a pelagic (open water) filter-feeder making them ideal for bodies of water greater than 3 acres ideally with good nutrient levels to grow the zooplankton they require to survive.
Stocking threadfin has become the norm for growing trophy bass as well as creating well-balanced speciation within your aquatic ecosystem. The benefits of the introduction of this prime forage specie are well documented. Make sure your pond or lake water meets the requirements for threadfin before stocking the fish so you may realize their full benefit.