About Jones Fish Hatcheries & Distributors, Inc.

Jones Fish Hatcheries & Distributors, Inc. is a family owned business with a history of excellence in fish production and lake management. Robert Lee Jones, my grandfather, began managing the Gatliff Fish Hatchery (Williamsburg, KY) more than sixty years ago. In 1949, he set a world record for producing the most fingerling largemouth bass in a one-acre pond. His son, Albert Russell Jones, continued the tradition by serving as a fishery biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources. He was instrumental in introducing striped bass into Lake Cumberland, rainbow trout into Laurel Lake, and walleye into the Cumberland River above Cumberland Falls. His efforts have made Lake Cumberland one of the most productive freshwater lakes for striped bass in the world. Laurel Lake is one of the best rainbow trout lakes south of the Mason-Dixon line, and the upper Cumberland River is an excellent walleye fishery. His work has led to better fishing for thousands of anglers and advancements in the science of fish production and lake management. Today, the third generation continues to improve the business. Our successful lake management and fish production practices have catapulted us into being one of the fastest growing lake management companies in the United States. Due to the numerous services and products we provide, we can assist you with practically any pond/lake improvement project. Products and services available include:

• Gamefish Stocking
• Aquatic Weed Control
• Fountains/Maintenance
• Water Garden Supplies
• Mosquito Control
• Lake Management

• Aeration Systems
• Ornamental Fish
• Floating Docks
• Population Studies
• Aquatic Plants
• Wildlife Management


If we can assist you in any way, please call or visit our historic hatchery in Cincinnati, Ohio. You will find our staff to be professional, helpful and courteous. We take great pride in the success of our management programs and treat every pond or lake as if it were our own. After all, our family name and reputation are at stake.


Robert P. Jones
Jones Fish Hatcheries & Distributors, Inc.