BIOLOGIST REPORT

Elton Sportsmen Dam


The Elton Sportsmen Dam is a 5-acre impoundment in Cambria County that is stocked with trout by the Fish and Boat Commission.  The lake was surveyed by Commission biologists April using two trap net sets and a night electrofishing run.

Besides trout, 10 additional fish species were collected during the survey. All fish species, except for brown bullheads, were collected in low numbers. Brown bullheads were abundant but they were small in size and in poor condition. Elton Sportsmen Dam would not be the place to fish for large numbers and sizes of bass, bluegill, yellow perch, and crappie. Recreational angling potential is dominated by opportunities for stocked trout.

Survey Results
Fish Species Number Collected

Size Range (Inches)

Additional Comments

Largemouth bass

1

12

 

Bluegill

18

3 – 7

 

Pumpkinseed

30

3 – 5

 

Yellow perch

19

5 - 8

 

White crappie

3

7

 

Black crappie

2

5 – 8

 

Rock bass

4

5 - 9

 

White sucker

11

11 – 18

 

Brown bullhead

116

5 - 12

74% were 5 to 8 inches

Hatchery rainbow trout

8

Not measured

 

Hatchery brook trout

1

Not measured

 

Golden shiner

1

Not measured

 

 
-- Fisheries Management Area 8

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