really its an old pond that has finally been fixed. Pond is about 1/2 acre. First of all I wanted some stocking tips I really dont like catfish so I dont want many catfish in there. The way i was going to do bottom cover was build rock formations in the bottom and then sink some christmas trees in a corner for some cover. I really wanted to do more gamefish than anything. I know I want lm and possibly the hybrid stripers even though I dont know if they get too big for that size pond. Also i really wanted sm but I dont know if that is possible with the temperatures. I have an aerator that pulls from the bottom and circulates so I think I can keep the water cooler. any advice would be appreciated. I think I am going to get my fish from jones unless anybody has any different suggestions.