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Who are we?

Willow Creek Fisheries was established in 1972 by Ryan and Barbara Marty. We are a family owned and operated business that has been serving the state of California for over 44 years. Willow Creek Fisheries is one of the oldest private fisheries still raising our own fish in natural ponds, in the state.

Over the past 44 years, we have been selectively breeding Florida Largemouth Bass at Willow Creek Ranch in the foothills of California. Our fingerlings have been known to have an outstanding growth record; on average, they reach 10-12 inches within the first year, and are capable of spawning at this size. The fish raised at our facility are healthy, vibrant, and will ultimately ensure the genetic enhancement of any lake. Many of the lakes that have been stocked with our fingerlings and forage fish have produced bass up to 3 1/2 lbs within a 16 month period. The record Florida Largemouth bass has been weighed in at 21 pounds.

Fish we specialize in

Florida Largemouth Bass
2-6 inches

Florida Largemouth Bass have grown to over 21 pounds. They have a faster growth rate than the Northern Bass and are much more aggressive. Florida strain black bassare one of the best known and most popular game fish in North America. They are great for stocking ponds where you want private world-class fishing. The Florida Largemouth Bass we raise can attain a size of 10-12 inches in one year, While Northern Bass can take up to 3 years to reach 10 inches. We take pride in the quality and purity of our fish and we are sure you will be satisfied! 

Bluegill Stocking

 The Bullgill is Native to the Eastern United States except for the North-East. They are now successfully stocked in all 48 continental states.  Commonly growing to 9 inches and .75 pounds, Bluegill make for a great fish to catch and also a excelent forage food for Bass. The largest Bluegill ever taken on a hook and line weighed 4 lbs 12 oz; it was 15 inches long and had a girth of 18.25 inches.

Red Ear Sunfish for stocking lakes
2-6 inches

Red Ear Sunfish, Native to the Gulf Coast states, stocked in most of the central United States Size: A large sunfish, averaging 8-10 inches and a weight of up to 5 pounds, It is a popular fish to stock because of its large size and rapid growth rate. Description: Adult Red-ear is most easily recognized by their small mouths, long attenuated pectoral fins, and the reddish border of their "ear" flaps. The male is more brightly colored than the female. Red-ear is most at home at 5-10 feet of water and typically lives near the bottom of lakes and ponds.


Black crappies are most accurately identified by the seven or eight spines on its dorsal fin (white crappies have five or six dorsal spines).[2] Crappies have a deep and laterally compressed body.


The Sacramento blackfish, Orthodon microlepidotus, is a cyprinid fish of central California. It is the sole member of its genus. Blackfish are distinctive for their overall dark color (thus the common name). Younger individuals are more silvery, but darken as they age. The scales are unusually small, counting 90-114 along the lateral line. The forehead has a straight-line profile, the eyes are smallish, and the terminal mouth slants upwards. The dorsal fin starts just behind the pelvic fins, and has 9-11 rays, while the anal fin has 8-9 rays, and the pelvic fins 10 rays.

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