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In the WEEDS
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 09:14 AM 02/19/07 (CST)
Anglers Sound Off Against Vegetation Removal...

Hi, I have a Minnesota company that offers solutions for lake weed removal. The typical application for our products is NON-CHEMICAL for personal use around a dock or swimming area.
Occasionally I will get nasty-gram from an angler that thinks we are promoting the killing of fish habitat.
From my point of view, we offer a much better solution for fish habitat than a company or individual that dumps a lot of chemicals and herbicides in the lake to treat the entire lake or a large area around their property. In that case, we are the lessor of 2 evils.
However, I also think that if a lake has a high density of vegetation and someone cuts the weeds in a particular area, that open spot becomes a "kill zone" for large fish to attack small fish therefore making a positive impact on the lake as a fishery.
Now, it would seem like this is the perfect place to get some good feedback....What do you think?
Thanks!
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 10:02 AM 02/19/07 (CST)
I think you should leave the lakes alone!


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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 12:02 PM 02/19/07 (CST)
A kill zone? not correct. The small bait fish that Bass especially feed on.. school in the weeds etc. Their best feeding habitat is those weeds. Sure, a non-chemical removal of weeds that someone is going to remove with chemicals anyway is a much better solution to that problem.

Interesting subject though, especially while we're in a drought situation. Lake Superior is 18 inches below it's normal level right now, and other lakes are going to see similar (maybe not as drastic this year yet?) situations, and there will be a lot more shallow weeds where there was water in the past. The lack of snow this winter, coupled with the lack of rain last summer/fall is not good for fishing (or my lawn.)



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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 02:17 PM 02/19/07 (CST)
Hey In the WEEDS,

Welcome to My Fishing Pals. Glad to have you aboard!

You might want to elaborate a bit before I can comment. When I was growing up, a local inventor up at our cabin invented what he called "The Beach Comber." It did not use chemicals. It was a rake type tool used with a come-a-long with deep tongs that took weeds out by the roots. He used it and was fairly successful. Great if you want to swim... but good for the fish?!?! Not so sure about that...



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