PAXTON – The Ford County Soil and Water Conservation District has begun its spring fish sale.
"A good selection of varieties and sizes is available this spring," said Krista Builta, resource conservationist for the district. "These include channel catfish, hybrid sunfish, largemouth bass, fathead minnows, bluegill ... and triploid grass carp."
Builta said grass carp may be used as an alternative to chemical weed control.
"This fish will not reproduce and, when the proper numbers are stocked, will totally eliminate the need for ever using chemicals or mechanical weed cutters," Builta said. "Depending on the severity of the weed problem, restocking will have to take place every three to five years."
Orders for grass carp are due no later than March 14. Other fish may be ordered through March 21. Residents may pick up the fish at 11 a.m. April 4 at the Ford County Soil and Water Conservation District office, 1380 W. Ottawa St., Paxton.
For information, call the district at 379-2372, ext. 3.