|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method & Location|
|Zebra Mussels|| |
Adult Zebra Mussels were found 7/31/08 at Lake Afton.
The zebra mussels reproduce during the warmer summer months and veligers (larval zebra mussels) are present in the water column. Zebra mussel veligers are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.
Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS, BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!
Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.
REMEMBER!! Zebra Mussels are also present in Clearwater Creek below the spillway!
|White Perch||Good||Up to 1 lb||Use a small hook with a small piece of worm, or a small spinning lure. Remember that white perch may be possessed or used as live bait ONLY while on this water, and may not be transported alive.|
|Channel Catfish||Good||1-3 lbs, up to 20"||Channel cat will be stocked monthly until September. There are lots of nice channel catfish at Afton - use prepared or cut baits for best results.|
|Saugeye||Poor||Up to 21"||Saugeye are present in small numbers at Lake Afton. Use dark colored spinning jigs along dam and rocky shorelines.|
|Largemouth Bass||Fair||Up to 3 pounds||Largemouth Bass fishing has been sporadic. Try an unweighted plastic worm worked slowly in shallow coves.|
|Crappie||Fair||Up to 12 inches||Crappie fishing has been hit or miss lately. Your best bet is fishing after a few consecutive days of warm weather.|
|Bluegill Sunfish||Poor||Up to 1 lb||Bluegill are out in deep water right now, but may move closer to shore as the water warms. Try a small piece of nighcrawler under a slip bobber about 1-2 feet above the bottom.|
Sedgwick Co. - Lake Afton Fishing Report -