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jjohnson5150

Round Lake - EDP

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I went to this lake today thinking I could cast a spinner bait like I used to and catch some small Bass from shore. I quickly realized that this lake has gone South. By saying gone South, I mean litterally turned into a toilet. What in the world happened here? When I lived in EDP 4 years ago, there were funds (a million of our tax dollars I believe) allocated to get rid of the Geese & redo some of the drainage. Did this fail? I also noticed the beach is permanently closed for swimming. What a shame.

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Yea, it does turn a bit nasty quickly. There are still a lot of bass in the lake though. I fish there every so often and catch a lot of bass, but they are mostly little dinks. Biggest I've caught was probably around 16".

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The lake is actually doing quite well lately. The lake has been closed to swimming since '03 I believe. Its gone through a large amount of drainage changes as well as adding natural filtering to the runoff entering the lake. The weeds and algae blooms are much less and there are far fewer geese than 5yrs ago. They have been trapping and relocating. Now theres only a few goose families on the lake compared to whole flocks.

The fishing has been good. The DNR is also trying to rebalance the fish populations. I've caught huge crappies and sunnies in that lake. Lots of bass, but not a huge size to them. Average depth is only 11ft.

Oh yeah and the beach is reopening this spring since all the changes have made a positive impact. Water clarity in the lake is double what it was when they closed it and its much cleaner overall. A great story in the EP News this week giving all the details of the project if you pick up a copy.

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I caught a 19" rainbow and many walleye out of there growing up!

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