Channel catfish are a fun and easy fish to stock in your pond. The stocking rate truly depends on the pond owner and how much they like to catch catfish. Generally stocking rates are from 500-1500 per acre. Higher stocking rates will require supplemental feeding to keep fish healthy and growing. Normally in farm ponds, where bream and bass are stocked as well, catfish do not raise or sustain a population. Restocking will be required to keep a catfish population in your pond.