Post By: Ch00Chee Posted: 4/10/2012 9:11:46 PMPoints: 62
So what ever happened to NeNoshe and NeGrande after the kill off? How is the recovery coming along? I want to hear some news because my uncle tells me these two lakes are very awesome. He used to fish it for white bass and wiper all the time. I've never been to these two reservoirs but I'd sure love to hear how the recovery is coming along.
Reply by: bluecollarguy Posted: 4/11/2012 10:12:59 AM Points: 43
Looking at the availability of water out east i don't think there's going to be any positive changes for these lakes anytime in the near future...which is a shame, but we'll see how conditions change over the next couple of years.
The biggest problem is the DOW doesn't want to commit to significant stockings because they can't be sure the lake won't go dry again and all of the time and money spent restocking the lake just goes down the drain.
I've often wondered why they can't drill some deep wells to be used to supplement runoff in dry years. Is that even practical?
i agree kirbydog. dow stocks alot of trout more than other species i'd hate to say. it's good that they stock trout into many lakes, but some of the other speicies had slowed down alot. too many trout get stuck on your hooks and people who don't want them would just waste them.
Reply by: aerofanbig Posted: 4/12/2012 7:11:14 AM Points: 1241
Unless we get some significant water over the next few years, there is a good chance those lakes we are talking about are going to dry up. Too many farmers down that way have more control of the water, and PDW doesn't have the money to "buy" water. You also have to remember that as water evaporates, without new water coming in, the water chemistry starts changing. It will go salty and alkaline, and before they dry up there is a good chance it will be uninhabitable for nearly any fish species to survive in it. As water evaporates, the minerals and salts stay, while the H2o leaves, concentrating whatever is in the water.
Water out that way is a precious commodity, and fiercely fought over. Just look to Bonny Res as a prime example of people flexing their muscles over a water source.