Automatic fish feeders are a great way to supplement the food source of your pond or lake to grow bigger fish faster. Ideally, you’ll still need the right mix of bait and game fish in your pond because fish feeding from an automatic feeder shouldn’t replace natural feeding habits. Rather, you should use the fish feeders to add more calories to your feeding program to grow those trophy bass and cats!
When and how much food to feed
Typically speaking, you’ll want to feed twice a day, but there are circumstances when more frequent feedings are desirable, so we’ve designed our fish feeders to accommodate up to 6 feedings per day. Pond King Fish Feeders allow you to set the timer so you can set your feeder schedule and forget about it until it’s time to refill. The best gauge of how much feed to use is your fish - if they aren’t eating all the food in about 10-15 minutes of each feeding, you’re feeding too much.
Choose the right number and type of Fish Feeder for your situation
A general rule of thumb is to add one fish feeder per acre, but there are exceptions to that rule. For example - if your pond is stocked full of fish, you may need more than that. If you end up using multiple feeders on your pond or lake, you’ll want to position those feeders evenly across your pond to ensure fish stay local and get the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of supplemental feeding. Mounted feeders are a great option if you have an existing dock, or some other structure near your pond that will be easy for you to reach to refill. Floating feeders are ideal for adding multiple fish feeders to large lakes with limited bank access.
Choose a Mounted Fish Feeder if:
Choose a Floating Fish Feeder if:
You have good bank access
Your water level stays pretty consistent
You’ve got a dock or structure near your pond’s edge