About Us

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About Us:

Kurtz’s Fish Hatchery has served the public since 1958. We are family owned and operated for three generations. Started by Mahlon & Charlotte Kurtz in 1958. The Hatchery is currently operated by Richard & Barbara Kurtz and Kurtz’s Live Bait Vending is operated by Matthew & Katie Kurtz.  
We sell fish for Pond Stocking: Largemouth Bass, Hybrid Stripers,Albino & Regular Channel Catfish, Bluegill Sunfish, Koi, Shabunkins, Golden Shiner Minnows, Fathead Minnows, Pool Goldfish and Triploid Grass Carp(available by permit only). We also have Crayfish, Tadpoles, Trapdoor Snails, Freshwater Mussels and Frogs.The following Aquatic Plants(Bareroot) are available: Cattails, Parrot Feather, Arrowhead, Duck Potato. We carry Pond Aerators and are a supplier of Jungle Lab and Sure Life Products. We also have a variety of fish feed to choose from.

For those that love to garden we have Worm Dirt!! You won’t find a better organic fertilizer for your plants and flowers.

We are a wholesale supplier for local bait shops and deliver to the following areas: Berks, Chester, Lancaster, York, and parts of Maryland and Delaware.

We have a large selection of Live Bait including: Night Crawlers, Garden Worms, Blackheads, Meal Worms, Wax Worms, Butter Worms and Blood(Sea) Worms, Spikes, Leeches, Shiners, Fatheads, Rosey Red Minnows, Tadpoles, Crayfish, and Eels.

Going fishing in the area? We also sell a wide selection of fishing bait and tackle to the retail market.

We carry the following baits in addition to our live bait: Carp Dough(Many Flavors Available), Preserved Shrimp, Crickets, Crayfish, Minnows.

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