• GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • WE CREATE LONG TERM, MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS IN HERE ... PLEASE JOIN US.

    You know what we all love...

    RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE
    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Recommended Posts

EXTREME

I just read an article in the Grand Rapids Herald Review that stated that there is now Zebra Mussels in Sand Lake in Northern Itasca County. This is the same Sand Lake that is connected to Bowstring Lake. I am guessing that is infested as well. I guess some guy was putting in his dock when he noticed some dead critters on his dock posts from last fall. He called the DNR and I guess they were Zebra Mussels. Just seems impossible to control those little buggers. A guy tries to keep them out of your boat, but all it takes is one person. Thought everyone should know.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TruthWalleyes

if only that "one guy" had a sticker smirk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gus

Maybe if that "one guy" would not have been such a selfish pig and actually followed the law, there wouldn't be another lake on the list.

Make fun of the sticker all you want, guys out there STILL don't follow the law. What is your bright idea to get people to wake up????

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TruthWalleyes

I follow the law - My plug is pulled. Bait is drained...But i still legally transfer water in the hull of my boat from lake to lake...So i guess i'm that "One Guy" among many guys who have a leak in their boat.

My bright idea would be to focus our DNR money on other things besides the inevitable.

Curly Leaf Pond Weed - Invasive, once frowned upon and hyped as much as zebra mussels - can be found in almost every lake in the entire country. Zebra Mussels will be too, and eventually they will stabalize and we'll focus on the next invasive that is too late to stop.

I say who gives a carp.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gus

I can see your points. I haven't given up hope yet. People just need to quit being so lazy.

And my boat leaks also... But I doubt any zebs are getting transferred through a leaky rivet or 2.

To say it is inevitable... It probably is. But that's only because we as sportsmen and sportswomen have already failed on ourselves. It is a shame.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TruthWalleyes

That maybe so. However - about your rivet holes:

http://news.dnr.state.mn.us/2013/01/31/zebra-mussel-veligers-discovered-in-lake-winnibigoshish/

"Water sampling efforts have detected the presence of two microscopic, larval zebra mussels, also called veligers, in Lake Winnibigoshish located in Cass and Itasca counties, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said. "

I'm just not convinced that you can actually stop the spread of this species...Short of not using the lakes, or having a several day waiting period between visits to a lake - and i'm not sure the damage done by this species is nearly as bad as it is made out to be. The way the govt "Sells" the problem reminds me of marijuana - devils drug.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gus

Proves a point. I'm never too old to learn something new.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gus

Personally, I also believe that migratory birds have more to do with this than most think. But.. I'd still love to find a way to stop it all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TruthWalleyes

The size of these veligers can be about .0039" or 100um. Water requires a .003" hole or crevice to travel through based on my experience in diecasting - if your boat leaks; you do the math. wink

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
lakevet

Sand lake drains into Bigfork river which drains into Rainy river which drains into Lake of the Woods which drains into Lake Winnipeg. Much more than one lake involved with this one.

lakevet

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Yooperguy

Well considering they originate from the Black sea of Russia there is only one cause. When will they start holding the shipping industry accountable. Time to start doing something with these bilges, almost all of the AIS comes from them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • machinist24
      Tried my luck on Lory lake for some pan fish. trying to catch a meal. didn’t find any sunfish over 7” and a few 9” crappies. Not what I was expecting hoping for a little better. Might have to try a littler bigger lake for some better results.
    • TomWehler
      Mmmmmmm~~~~ here's one for ya! For years we have been trying to get our fave Mayfly Rafts & Spikes into a booth at The State Fair. Rafts = ~~~  Honey Waffle coated with Dark Chocolate Glaze n Peanut Butter then sprinkled with Frozen Real Maple Syrup dipped Mayflys.  To die for. Spikes  =  ~~~ Deep Fried Triple Thick Cut of F&D Smoked Bacon dipped into Smoked flavored Pancake Batter an dipped in Maple Syrup then rolled in pile of frozen Hickory smoked MayFlys. Both Killer Pak~ons seved on a stick or in a Deep Fried Walleye Belly Fillet. Power good experience that takes you places you never been before'!! : )   Keep on rocken!   T      
    • delcecchi
      I bet one of those little cans of cat food would work too.  
    • Gone Out Fishin
      @cherokee muskie-mike is spot on the dog food... When I use to camp at hoodoo point campgrounds I tend to use nightcrawlers if I have any to spare (in a minnow trap). Caught too many rusties while fishing.
    • cherokee
    • muskie-mike
      Fish guts or dog food...  
    • Troy Smutka
      6/22/18     West Metro Water temp is in the 70's and sunfish are up on the beds. Look for harder bottom areas inside of or adjacent to softer bottom with weeds. The smaller females will be staging over the weeds--you may see them boiling--and the big bulls will be guarding the nests (beds) on the firmer bottom. Got my son and Dad out to catch a bunch this morning.  Ultralight 7' spinning rods/reels with four pound test Berkley Nanofil works great to cast to these bedding fish from a distance and get a good hook set. We use a 1/16 ounce VMC Mooneye Jig tipped with a 1" to 1.5" soft plastic (minnow, grub, tube, etc.) under a slip float to adjust for beds at different depths. Usually you will be targeting 2-8 feet of water, depending on water clarity. Take care not to keep everything you catch. It is fine to keep a fresh meal once in a while--sunfish is awfully tasty--but put plenty of fish, including the biggest bulls, back. Needed to keep the natural cycle of reproduction going. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.
    • LoonASea
      Fished the lake this morning ,,, water temps were 72-74 and the flys were hatching ,,, unhooking the walleyes they were coughing up fly larvae,,, Need to power wash the boat now ,,, No keepers today but lots of overs and 2 unders mixed in with some pike and sunnies on flicker minnows ,,, Go figure  
    • hayseed
      Thanks everyone for the feedback. I was beginning to think I lost my touch. Took a beating this winter, but hopefully it will come back again. Also would like to see some more restrictions on the crappies. Time to start checking the deeper weed beds I guess. I know the water temps have been fluctuating a lot this spring and maybe they skipped the spawn. 
    • Borch
      Crappies have been hard for me to pin down on other waters as well.  Seems they are not were they usually are and I wonder if the weird winter to summer transition is to blame.  Time to start looking in other parts of the water column.