Harrietta Hills Trout Farm is a family owned and operated aquaculture facility and pond supply store registered with the Michigan Department of Agriculture. We are located in Harrietta, a small village situated about 20 miles west of Cadillac, Michigan. Started in the 1950s, 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 also offer pond supplies online.
Our years of professional experience in aquatics means that we know what works, what doesn’t work, and how things should operate when it comes to ponds and pond supply stores. If you typed “pond supply store near me” or “fish pond supplies near me” into your favorite search engine, then you are in the right place. Our team at Harrietta Hills can answer any questions you might have in regards to the health of your existing or desired pond, and help you with any 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!
As a whole, the Harrietta Hills pond supply store offers a wide range of aquatic services including:
Of course, we are also available to answer your questions and point you in the right direction of the best products to suit your needs. For example, it is important to know that 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 your pond will eliminate all cover for your fish, making them more susceptible to predators. This type of over-control in regards to pond plant life will also severely interrupt the fish food chain. 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. On the other hand, 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. This means that the identification of aquatic weeds or algae in your pond is often the first step to choosing the best supplies for your needs. If you are not sure what you may be seeing in your pond, feel free to give our team a call toll-free at (877) 389-2514. We will be 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.
If you are looking to supply your pond with fish, remember that minimizing stress is key. The very best way to get fish to your pond is to have a pond supply store deliver them. For example, Harrietta Hills can deliver fish to your pond and 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 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 our expert team at Harrietta Hills help you choose the materials that are right for your pond! You may also wish to learn more at our pond learning center here. We talk about all things pond, such as getting rid of leeches, cattail removal, and getting rid of mosquitos!