This panfish is deep-bodied and laterally compressed. The upper jaw is long, reaching past the middle of the eye, and two sections of the dorsal fin are broadly connected without a notch between. The anal fin is almost as long as the dorsal fin and has six spikes. You'll find using flies, jigs insects or minnows can give you the best results when catching crappie.
Channel CatfishThis fish is highly regarded for its food and sports value. It can often be recognized at a glance because it has a deeply forked tail and spots on its body. This fish also has two chambers in their swim bladder, unlike the blue catfish which has three. You'll use the same types of bait as with the blue catfish. Bread or dough balls, cut bait, jigs, or minnows.
White BassThe white bass is a shorter version of their larger relative - the striped bass. It has a shorter stockier body, and they have a smaller head. You can tell the difference between this fish and the white perch by the perch's lack of prominent stripes on its sides. There are many different lures you can use, from flies to minnows, spinner baits, jigs, plugs, and spoons.
PaddlefishHave you ever seen a paddlefish? Some say they are found here at the Lake while others don't list it, we would love to see photos of one that you've caught! These are very recognizable by their large paddle-like snout. Snag hooks are a great option for catching these fish.
BluegillThis bluegill has a greatly compressed, round body, and resembles the sunfish. From dark blue to yellow there are many colors that you'll find on this fish. They have a small mouth and head that are typical of sunfish species, and the pectoral fins are pointed. Flies, jigs, insects, and minnows are great selections for catching this fish.
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