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Fish Raised at Milford

Milford produces millions of fry each year. Most fry are walleye, sauger and saugeye palmetto bass and striped bass. In addtion to fry, pomestic striped bass brood fish from 15 - 35 lbs. are maintained. Channel catfish (10"), blue catfish (10"), palmetto bass (9"), walleye (8-9"), largemouth bass (6 -8"), paddlefish (12"), and hybrid sunfish (>5") are produced in tanks and raceways. Three-inch fingerlings of walleye, sauger, saugeye and channel catfish are produced annually each year in the plastic lined ponds.

The walleye occur mainly in large lakes. It was found in Kansas as early as 1865 but soon disappeared. It was successfully reintroduced about 1960. Milford produces about 55 – 65 million walleye fry a year.

The blue catfish is a large cousin of the channel catfish. It inhabits large rivers in eastern Kansas and can weigh more than 80 pounds. Milford produces about 20,000 blue cat intermediates each year.

Channel catfish inhabit all large streams in Kansas, as well as most lakes and ponds They do very well in turbid lakes and ponds, and are one of the most popular fish in Kansas. Milford produces over 500,000 channel catfish of all sizes each year.