Harrietta Hills Trout Farm is a family owned and operated aquaculture facility and fish farm registered with the Michigan Department of Agriculture. We are located in Harrietta, a small village located about 20 miles west of Cadillac, Michigan. Started in the 1950’s, Harrietta Hills has grown into one of Michigan’s largest private fish farms with farm pond supplies. We specialize in the production of Rainbow trout, with Brook trout, Brown trout, Largemouth Bass, Hybrid Bluegill, Yellow Perch, Channel Catfish and Fathead Minnows. We take pride in the quality and health of our fish and providing outstanding customer service!
With years of professional experience in aquatic farming, fish farming ponds, and as a Michigan fish farm, we know what works, what doesn’t work, and how to make things work within ponds. If you typed “fish farm near me” into your favorite search engine, then you are in the right place! Our team at Harrietta Hills is ready and willing to answer any question you might have and help with any possible difficult water management issues. We proudly offer a complete line of pond and water management products. From aeration equipment to fish feed to aquatic weed control, we carry everything you need to successfully manage your pond or lake. Our fish farm and pond supply store offers a wide range of aquatic services including:
Our team is also available to answer your questions about a healthy pond. A healthy pond will generally have about 15-20% of its bottom area covered with some sort of plant growth. This means that eliminating all plants from a pond is not recommended. Eliminating all plant life will also eliminate cover for your fish, making them more susceptible to predators. In addition, this type of over control in regards to plant management will also severely interrupt the food chain for your fish. Many of the bugs and critters that your fish depend on for natural food need plants for shelter, food and reproductive habitat. Likewise, many aquatic animals rely on some level of algae growth as the base of the food web. In other words, removing all algae will also remove an important food source from you pond, even if your fish don’t eat it directly. Of course, this does not mean that weeds and algae cannot also get of out of control. Too much of these plants can also put your pond out of balance, causing problems for your fish as well as for the enjoyment of your pond. Moderation and selective control are best in most cases and the identification of aquatic weeds or algae in a pond is often the first step in choosing the best product for your needs.
If you are not sure what you may be seeing in your pond, feel free to give the Harrietta Hills team a call toll free at (877) 389-2514. We are happy to help you in making the best selection to treat your pond! Ponds vary greatly depending on a large number of interconnected variables and there is no perfect formula for determining the suitability of a pond for any species. In addition, if you are hoping to add fish to your pond, remember that minimizing stress is the key. The very best way to get fish to your pond is to have us deliver them, since we guarantee live delivery. If you pick fish up here at the farm, consider using our loaner live-haul tanks. These tanks use active aeration to help ensure the condition of the fish and there is no charge for their use. If you choose to use oxygen bags for small orders, your best bet is to choose cool weather, to arrive at the farm early, and to transport the fish to your pond as rapidly and safely as possible.
Every pond is different. “Packages” are a one-size-fits-all approach that does not work well with pond chemicals. Let us help you choose the materials that are right for your pond by calling toll free at (877) 389-2514! Feel free to also browse our pond learning center here, where we talk about all things pond and fish farm, including how to get rid of leeches, what cattail removal entails, and what it takes to get rid of mosquitos!