|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||5"-9"||Use a small hook with a small piece of worm, or a small spinning lure. Remember that white perch may not be possessed or transported alive.|
|Channel Catfish||Good||up to 20"||Try cut bait, worms, or stink bait shallow near rocks during the evening or morning. The next Channel Catfish stocking will be on Aug 21st.|
|Crappie||Poor||up to 13"||Try using minnows or jigs near deeper structure.|
|Bluegill||Poor to Fair||up to 8"||Try a small piece of worm under a bobber around structure.|
|Largemouth Bass||Poor||up to 20"||Try soft plastics, spinner baits, or top water lures near shallow structure in the mornings or evenings.|
The fish may be more active with the cooler weather.
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