I know you get em in the US, what about over here in the UK? basically there's a big pond at the bottom of my garden...... :-D
Problem is they have a tendency to escape (with or without help ;-)). Ref. ZanderLooked into importing Large Mouth Bass as a possible dissertation subject last year. They are on the Environmental agency banned list. It would make a nice little buisness importing them and stocking them in day ticket fisheries.
I then though what about Barramundi and a few other fresh water lure species. Could make some kind of lure fishing theme park with species from across the globe......dreams.
I lived in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania for a summer a couple of years ago and did OK for LM bass on Lake Albert, up to 5lb or so. I learnt a lot about UL there too, fishing for crappie and other panfish as well as the bass and pike. The LM bass fight quite well for a freshwater fishI might be wrong, I just didn't think they went that far north. I know they catch smallmouth in the Great Lakes and Canada though. Stock both is they survive!!!!
Perch, and although i dont like the idea of stocking a fish that wouldnt naturally live there - Chub. Trout would also be good.damn it. so I'm not gonna be able to get any to put in my pond then...
anyone got any ideas for other fish I could get in there? (suitable for lure-catching)
There's millions of raoch/rudd in there at the moment, so plenty of food. THey're no fun to catch though, just go for a bare hook.:-?