Rough fish (carp and buffalo) and bullheads are the dominant species in the refuge pools. Most anglers fish for bullheads from shore. Bullheads are quite plentiful and easy to catch but not large in size. Limited numbers of northern pike are taken with a few large fish (over 10 pounds) usually reported each year. Other game fish include bass, bluegill, crappie and yellow perch can be caught but are not common. Refuge pools are open to boat fishing (electric motors only) via the ramp at Kiep’s Island boat landing.