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.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
katoguy

Just in time for the fishing opener...

10 posts in this topic

Lake Washington was sprayed on Monday.

Some say it doesn't hurt the eating fish after the annual spraying. Personally, I will C & R or hit another lake for a week or so. I wish the DNR would not allow spraying.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sprayed for what? Weeds? Seems a little early for that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think everyone should call their Representative and let them know that you are against this. The DNR is forced to allow permits to kill vegetation. I believe killing vegetation is wrong they belong to all of the people of MN but if you live on a lake it gives you the right to destroy something that belongs to everyone.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep, weeds. They try to get aggressive with the curly leaf pondweed in hopes that native vegetation will take root.

Last year I saw hundreds of dead ears and crappies after the spraying. Coincidence?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What a joke. I'll be making a couple of phone calls.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So that's what that wierd looking plane was, I was out at my mother's home and looked up and seen this odd looking plane coming from that direction, makes sense now, I hope they dont plan on spraying this weekend, lol might be a few boats around

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh Monday, they must have hit another lake in the area that was tonight Wednesday, I know last year they sprayed Middle Jefferson, maybe they were out there

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know that they started spraying Washington about four years ago and it sucks. The water should be very clear this time of year but now it looks like it should in the middle of July. What a bunch of B.S. They do it to a bunch of lakes in the cities and I think it ruins any chance of catching an eye in the weeds since they are almost all gone. My question is how can people who live on the lake have it sprayed when they only own the land and not the water.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think it's the homeowners choice, I've never seen any info being asked for their opinions on this, I think the Lake Associations and the DNR are the ones to talk with

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have live'd on washington for about 9 years, they have been spraying for about 6 or 7 years for curly leaf pond weed. dnr says it does not harm fish. I think the timeing was bad this year. I love to fish and i do everychance i get. I am not saying it is right or wrong to do this, but before they started to spray , it was horrible to get around on alot of the lake. I think the crappie contest they have every year out here does more harm, last year 100 boats almost 1000 crappies caught when they were spawning.you can't tell me that does not hurt. if you want to voice your oppions or are interested in the lake, there is a meeting at westwood every third tuesday of the month, and it is open to everybody at 7pm. or go to the lakes web site and call a member of the lake associations.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • otterman91105
      Hey guys heading up to the canadian side in a few weeks just wondering when fishing over rocks what works better 1/4 or 3/8 for jigs to stay out of the rocks?
    • ANYFISH2
      7/20 day 6 Today was was the feast day. Spending most of the day hanging on shore visiting and eating the weeks catch of fish for lunch and burgers and salads for supper.  Some water time for the kids and the wife.  Avas' parents also drive up to spend the evening around the fire.  It was quite the family affair.   Fishing today was targeted towards finding the big panfish for my folks to catch.  This plan was an utter failure.  Both boats out this evening and no one could find the panfish!  Frustrating to say the least. I decided late in the evening to go back after walleyes to try and put the folks on some fish.  I ended up boating only 1 northern 20", Dad landed a 18", 17", and 14" walleye, while mom boated a 14" walleye, and 2, 8" bluegills.  Not bad for a fall back plan the last hour and a half.   7/21 day 7   Today was a day to say goodby to My folks and the borther and sister inlaw.  As well as to start to sad action of packing up and being ready for our trip back home early the next morning. Our late afternoon was interupted by a nice strong thunderstorm that would rattle cabins, dump a ton rain, and light a couple of trees on fire around the lake from lightning strikes!  Also leaving us without power for 7 hrs.  It was a good storm. With the kids off to a movie, and the in laws on shore with boat.  It was just me off to lake for one last fishing outing after the storm.  With only a little over an hour fish i hit our standard walleye spot.  With old faithful providing me with two small walleyes 12" and 14".  The darkness came and fishing for the week was over.    
    • curt quesnell
      I was to Graceton a couple of times and saw the boats but never saw the fish. I really like that are but missed it this year. Bouncers in reeftops is hot as heck right now. Lemms was loaded with big biters yesterday. Good plan. I have been jigging out in the mud, more and more fish out deep every day. Good luck
    • srj
      Hey Curt, not me. But I might get over that way tomorrow as I'm coming up this afternoon. Depending on the wind, I hope to go reef hopping pulling bouncers rather than trolling. I'm curious if the big school is still sitting over east of LP, more or less in front of the Graceton cut. It was a big bunch of fish. A week or so of stable weather would sure be nice. The only  time the wind seems to blow from the same direction for more than a day is if it is somewhere out of the north.
    • curt quesnell
      Nice fish and plenty of them is what has been happening this week. Almost as many slots as keepers.  We have been jigging but pulling spinners or cranks works great too. One of the attached pics is what is showing up in the deep mud, mostly Saugers now but more Walleyes and tons more fish piling in the next few weeks. Joe Paradis from Plummer Mn out with me this morning behind the fish board and, from Thursday fishing buddy Mike Lindholm with the biggest, fattest, best looking 25 incher I have seen in a while. Having plenty of fun fishing in the wind
    • curt quesnell
      Thanks for the reports. Steve, were you at Long Point today? I saw a Stratos
    • certified jumbo
      Bugs have been brutal all summer up their.   Glad you had fun!!!
    • JBMasterAngler
      Well, we went back up there to make up for last month. There was no making up anything! Bugs were horrendous, and the fishing was slow to nonexistent. The biggest point of going back up was to fish West Bearskin and Two Island lakes, and we didn't make it to either this time around either.    We still had lots of fun. Did a lot of hiking and sightseeing, particularly on the way up and he way home. Seen a lot of things I've never seen before. Was nice to sit out by the harbor and eat Sven & Ole's. Definitely a lot more people up there in July, as opposed to June. Well, we'll be back in October. 
    • monstermoose78
      Yeah I like decoys this thread used have some on here. I will try to hit a show Thank you
    • delcecchi
      BTW the "no fish on my spots" was just a riff on Tom''s "no fish under my dock".  Sorry for any confusion.  I'm not much of a musky fisherman, so wouldn't know if there are or not, really.