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Is Ann Lake near Howard fishable this year

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what do you mean fishable this year? I went out there last summer and kept a couple walleyes (was i not supposed to eat them?
or was it just listed as non fishable since the water had a fair greenish tinge???

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The flooding was what I was referring to. I think Howard Lake was also shut down for a while. Any word on this for either Ann or Howard?

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Hey Yeti, I know Ann had a slight fish kill, I believe some people's septic must have broke, the DNR had her shut down for a good month there as well as Howard. My buddy's front lawn was full of walleye and crappie ranging from 13 to 27 inches frown.gif

The lake is stocked heavily for walleye so I dont think it will make a huge difference for fishing, but I like the rest of you dont want to be eating polluted fish. As far as I know the DNR has yet to give an explanation as to why there was a fish kill. It might have something to do with the farm run off after the high water.

If it is safe I will be out there as it is one of my favorite lakes to fish (Winter).


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Waverly was closed for a month too. but had no fish kill. I heard rumors that it was because the water tested positive for e-coli
I don't know if it would be a good idea to eat fish outta these three lakes. frown.gif


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From what I had heard from people that I know that live on Waverly Lake is that they closed the lake down from boat traffic to help control the soil erosion.And as far as I know with Ann Lake I had heard that the flooded areas of vegetation that had started to rot had robbed the lake of oxygen thus creating a fish kill
I don't know to what extent the fish kill was.Ann has been a favorite lake of mine.If anyone tries fishing I would like to hear how they did.
Hope that I helped you out some.I am sure that the Dnr would have some answers

Good luck Bird Dog

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