Three Mile Lake
3 miles northwest of Afton
Amenities at Three Mile Lake include:
- Boat Access
- Fishing Jetty
- Accessible Pier
- Picnic Area
- Accessible Facilities
- Good/Excellent Shorefishing
- Hard Surface Boat Ramp
|Fishing success has been variable on many lakes in the district. Most lakes have over 14 inches of ice, and colder temperatures have refrozen the rotted ice areas near the shoreline and ice conditions in these areas can be variable. For more information, call 641-464-3108.|
|Most of the lake has 18 or more inches of ice with the cold weather improving the ice conditions along the shoreline.|
|Crappie - Fair: Crappies up to 10 inches are being caught using minnows along the roadbed in the evening.|
|Walleye - Slow: Walleyes up to 18 inches are being caught using minnows along the roadbed in the evenings.|
|Bluegill - Fair: Bluegills up to 7.5 inches are being caught using waxworms along the channel in the flooded timber.|
|Yellow Bass - Fair: Yellow bass up to 8 inches are being caught on waxworms along the roadbed.|
Musky catches were the low again this year at Three Mile. Wiper catches were moderate with most 18 to 22 inches in length. Walleye were sampled in low abundance and of all sizes. Bluegill were sampled in low abundance and none exceeded 8 inches. Crappie were also in moderate abundance with most sampled 8 to 10 inches in length. Yellow bass were sampled in very high abundance with most below 8 inches in length.(2013)
Lake Fish Survey Data Data from the most recent fisheries survey of this lake is provided on this external web site. This data may include information from various netting surveys and/or electroshocking surveys. Data includes numbers of fish sampled, and fish size ranges. Not all lakes are sampled every year.
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