18,400 Fish Find New Homes In Lake Auman

Don Smith, Stan Makson, Ed Cockman, Bonnie Kaylor-Carolina Fish Hatchery, Charlie Flinchum, Larry D'Amico

Lake Auman became the new home for more than 18,400 bream on Wednesday, March 22nd when the Seven Lakes West Landowners Association used Lake Auman Sports Club volunteers to stock these fish in the lake.

The bream that were stocked included over 18,200 two to four inch Bluegills and 200 four to six inch Bluegills. All of the fish were purchased from and delivered by Carolina Fish Hatchery in Turkey, NC and were certified non-invasive species.

The fish were placed in the lake at a dozen different sites spread around the lake in locations that provided habitat and good cover. Five Sports Club members, nicknamed the “Bluegill Bucket Brigade”, participated in the stocking effort. They were Larry D’Amico, Ed Cockman, Charlie Flinchum, Stan Makson and Don Smith, who organized and supervised the stocking again this year.

The stocking of these fish by the SLW Landowners Association with help from the Lake Auman Sports Club addresses the primary recommendation for Lake Auman identified in a professional lake study of the lake conducted in 2012. Other initiatives and programs to ensure and maintain the overall good health of Lake Auman are taking place on an ongoing basis throughout the year by the LA Sports Club, whose mission is to enhance the value of Lake Auman to the residents by providing programs that improve fishing, promote more enjoyment from fishing and by sponsoring other sports programs based on the surveyed interests of the community.

Don Smith
Lake Auman Sports Club