BIOLOGIST REPORT

Duman Dam


Duman Dam is a 21-acre Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) lake that is located next to Duman Lake County Park near Belsano, PA. The PFBC stocks channel catfish fingerlings and adult trout in the impoundment. The lake was sample in may 2001 using trap nets and electrofishing gear.

Channel catfish were not collected during the survey; therefore, channel catfish stockings may be discontinued at Duman Dam. The majority of trout were collected near the dam breast. Three trophy trout were captured during the survey: two 22-inch rainbow trout and one 18-inch golden rainbow trout. Duman Dam contained a moderate density of largemouth bass with 35% of the bass greater than 12 inches. Bluegills were available in good number and sizes. Pumpkinseeds, black crappies, and yellow perch were collected in low numbers but quality-sized fish were present. Most of the panfish and bass were collected in the upper end of the impoundment. Chain pickerel can be found throughout the Susquehanna, Potomac, and Delaware drainages in Pennsylvania. However, the chain pickerel inhabits only a few waters including Duman Dam in the Ohio River drainage in Pennsylvania. In Duman Dam, chain pickerel were collected in low numbers, but legal fish were available with 56% greater than 15 inches. Duman Dam provides anglers opportunities to catch trout, bass, panfish, and chain pickerel.

Fish Species Number Collected Size Range (Inches) Additional Comments
Largemouth bass 17 4 – 17 35% greater than 12 in.
Bluegill 90 4 – 8 34% greater than 7 in.
Pumpkinseed 28 5 – 7 39% greater than 7 in.
Black crappie 18 3 – 11 33% greater than 9 in.
Yellow perch 9 4 – 11 33% greater than 9 in.
Chain pickerel 9 8 – 24 56% greater than 15 in.
Brown bullhead 3 10 – 13  
Yellow bullhead 2 9 – 11  
White sucker 1 19  
Hatchery rainbow trout 124 Not measured 2 22-inch trout
Hatchery golden rainbow trout 1 18  
Hatchery brown trout 38 Not measured  
Hatchery brook trout 1 Not measured  
Golden shiner 52 Not measured  

 

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