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Crooked Creek
Warmwater Fishery Report

Tioga County
July 2007


Biologists from the Area 4 Fisheries Management Office surveyed Crooked Creek from Keeneyville downstream to Hammond Lake in July 2007. The purpose of our survey was to monitor the warmwater fishery in this 8.25 mile long stream reach. Smallmouth bass and common carp were the principal components of the fishery. They were present throughout the stream segment, but their numbers and sizes improved the closer we got to Hammond Lake. The best fishery in our study area was from the confluence with Hills Creek downstream to Hammond Lake. Crooked Creek from Hills Creek downstream to Hammond Lake is located on US Army Corps of Engineers Property and is open to public fishing.

Some of the other fish present in sufficient numbers and sizes to provide a fishery in Crooked Creek were largemouth bass, white suckers, rock bass, and bluegills. Abundant populations of crayfish and young-of-the-year gizzard shad were the main forage species. The complete list of fish species we found during the survey is in the table below.

Crooked Creek smallmouth bass
Crooked Creek smallmouth bass
  Crooked Creek largemouth bass
Crooked Creek largemouth bass

Crooked Creek on US Army Corps of Engineers property
Crooked Creek on US Army Corps of Engineers property

Crooked Creek rock bass
Crooked Creek rock bass
  Typical size carp from Crooked Creek
Typical size carp from Crooked Creek

Table of fish species captured during the July 2007 survey of Crooked Creek from Keeneyville downstream to Hammond Lake.

Table of fish captured

 
-- Rob Wnuk, Area 4 Fisheries Manager

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