Paul Fish Farms, Inc. is located just north of Bonifay in the panhandle of Florida. It is a family
owned and operated business. Lee began the hatching catfish in 1987 with only an old bathtub
and a worn out hot water heater. Since that time, Paul Fish Farms has grown into one of the
largest fish hatcheries in the state of Florida. The farm covers approximately 125 acres and
currently has 54 ponds located on the site. Each pond has a specific species growing off in
preparation for seining and then sale. These species include channel catfish, largemouth bass,
coppernose bluegill, shellcracker, triploid grass carp, and gambusia minnows (mosquito fish).
We also maintain a store on the site of the farm that specializes in lake management supplies
including the Air Racer aerator—the fish pond aerator that we manufacture at the farm. A more
recent business venture for us that is indirectly related to the fish farm is our new web site that
sells fatwood lighter’d online. During the construction of the ponds, Lee unearthed hundreds of
lighter’d stumps. Deciding to make use of this find, he developed www.southernlighterd.com to
sell the wood online. We have included some of our products on our unique gifts page, but please
use our link to view all of our wood products.