Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      1st Please Post Your Fishing Report - Then Join the NEW - Private Fishing Report Clubs   01/24/2018

      Private Fishing Report Clubs - Click Here - Post Your Fishing Report Before Joining
      1st, be sure you post a fishing report in the forums, then ask to join after you post a fishing report in your area forum. The Private Fishing Report Clubs are where folks can share private fishing information with club members who have proven they know what's going on. Fishing Report Clubs Link also in Menu above. Apply to become a member today, while it's still easy. 
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Orlip

Bad News (New virus on the great lakes)

Recommended Posts

Orlip

For those of you that like to fish the big big pond Lake Superior please take a look at this thread in the Duluth forums We dont need this and if you agree there is an online petition you can ad your name to here Petition I know there is more than just me that likes to go there so please check it out.

It has to do with the shipping industry and the practice of dumping ballast water from the Ocean, Seas and Great Lakes into Lake Superior. So far we have a list of exotics that have been introduced because of that practice. Lamprey which just about wiped out the Lake Trout, Gobbies, Ruffies, Zebra Mussels and Spiny Water Flies. Now theres a new threat, Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia, a water born Ebola if you will.

Just an update for those of you that get the outdoor news check out the article in this weeks addition. This can affect a lot of people and could affect allot more than Lake Superior. If you haven't put your name on the petition with the link above please do so if you agree that there needs to be some action taken to prevent this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jkrash

This is serious, I was talking to Duane from the DNR the other day and thier very concerned. The DNR has stopped transporting all fish/minnows/ect to inland lakes from hatcheries that conect to Lake Superior.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Silver Scale

We must all be aware of whats in the waters we are boating in. Even if a waterbody is not listed as having some exotic it very well could have. Treat each lake / river as if it were infested and clean your boats properly. Unfortunatly it is probably only a matter of time before Vermilion gets some more unwanted exotics but the longer we can prolong it the greater chance they may find a way to stop or control it. Of the 180 exotics in the Great Lakes VHS sounds like the worst. On another note Duane said he found a piece of floating curly leaf pondweed on the west end. Currently the only bed of this exotic plant is located in Everett Bay. If anyone knows where this plant is growing other than Everett Bay please let the DNR know.

Come on Spring. smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
upnorth

So...is everyone taking a minute and at least signing the petition? I we all sit here on our hands and do nothing it will surely spread from where it is and possible to the inland lakes too. All it would take is someone bringing minnows from the Duluth area that were trapped somewhere like the St. Louis river to Vermilion and.....well you know the rest of that story.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Orlip

Quote:

So...is everyone taking a minute and at least signing the petition? I we all sit here on our hands and do nothing it will surely spread from where it is and possible to the inland lakes too. All it would take is someone bringing minnows from the Duluth area that were trapped somewhere like the St. Louis river to Vermilion and.....well you know the rest of that story.


I believe the hands are still tucked under a lot of rumps. I have several post's about this in various forums with a total of about 1400 views and to date there is just a little over 100 names on the petition. It only takes a second guys and gals. Judging from the other post's everyone seems to agree that this is a serious problem that can affect more than just superior.

Please take the second to sign the petition. If you have decided to print the letter out and mail that separately then again thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • osok
      Been a brutal hard water season for me as well, figured it was a continuation of my fall fishing luck. 
    • Wanderer
      Thanks guys.  I checked out Modis for ice coverage and Navionics to help understand how things are laid out.  Knowing what areas certain fish prefer and those typical depths is a big plus.
    • urbaniceteam
      My wife and I are hoping to get up to Mille Lacs this Saturday and spend the night on the ice.  Does anyone have any last minute availability?  All the resorts I've contacted are booked. Thanks!
    • Borch
      Lots of nice fish!  Central Mn is cranking out some nice panfish.
    • eyeguy 54
      I did till about 2 then just had to go for a bit. LOL 
    • IceHawk
      Nice fish guys. Royce doesn't look like you took the day off 
    • IceHawk
      Great Idea Rick 
    • Borch
      A plus is that the forecast is for a much nicer day Saturday.
    • Tom Sawyer
      Thanks for your work guys! You were showin' some serious team spirit being out there today. I would have helped but I had a few appointments today I couldn't reschedule. I know I'm available Friday to do any last day scouting/fine tuning....
    • IceHawk
      Definitely a grind out prefishing cats today for the gathering.  Weather made it to tough but I Jeff  and his brother pushed through the elements to try and find a few active schools .   Locating the schools were tough took a pile of holes and the augers got a workout for sure,  but fortunately  we did find a couple active schools. Jeff and his brother found a few on one lake and I found a decent school on another lake. The good news was that both schools were cruising shallow flats in both locations and about the same depths. Great news as this is a good indication they are feeding on these flats.   Amazeingly both schools were found on a inside corner. Bingo looks like we have a pattern formed. We iced and marked  a fair number of cats in both locations so things are looking good for Saturday. Plus is we added a few for the fish fry already  Jeff I'll keep plugging away out there hopefully I can dial them in even more I have a hunch there are a few more close by where we ended. 
  • Share & Have Fun