Curfman Lake, or Deadshot Bay as it is more commonly known by area residents, is a part of Detroit Lake. There is no obstacle to block the movement of fish between the two lakes. Curfman Lake provides some of the best nursery and spawning habitat found on Detroit Lake for numerous fish species. The lake is most suitable for northern pike, largemouth bass and the panfish species. The fish species sampled in Curfman Lake mirror those found in the main portion of Detroit Lake. Northern Pike were described as above average in the 1970 report.
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Recreational activities such as recreational boating, angling, waterfowl hunting, and diving may spread aquatic invasive species. Some aquatic invasive species can attach to boats, while others can become tangled on propellers, anchor lines, or boat trailers. Many species can survive in bilge water, ballast tanks, and motors or may hide in dirt or sand that clings to nets, buckets, anchors, and waders. Fortunately, completing simple steps can prevent the transport of aquatic invasive species.