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Cedar Lake (Scott Co.) Summer Kill

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My Sister and Brother-in-law live on Cedar Lake about 5 miles north of New Prague. While it's shallow and choked with Curly Leaf Pondweed for about a month every summer, the lake is a great spring, fall and winter fishery for Walleyes, Bass, Panfish, and the occasional Muskie.

But as of last weekend, my brother-in-law has counted 10-15 walleyes either washed up or floating. None of them under 27 inches!

We've caught some big ones out there before and knew they were in there, but to see that many big ones dead is pretty disheartening. The lake is down about 2 feet making the deepest part of the lake around 10ft. He contacted the DNR but they said they didn't want to start the aerators because it would more than likely just stir up silt and make the water worse.

Any other Cedar fisherman out there who've seen more of this?

Looks like it might be a few years before that lake is good for eyes again.

Pray for rain!

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pike, this same thing happened out there last year they got the aerators out to late. We were out there about 2 weeks ago and 6 muskies around 40" plus inches dead. This will really effect the fishing for the next couple of years.

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