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wlknblu
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7/28/14 3:46 PM CST
regarding any issues with this lake please send your concerns to Lake Property Owners Association Lake Zurich

wlknblu
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7/24/14 9:22 PM CST
to whom it may concern if you interested in getting the weed poisoning stopped on lake Zurich contact the mayor here is his info this is concerns about saving this lake from completely turning into a mud pit...and back to a great fishing lake its for conservation and the people of lake Zurich

www.lakezurich.org

Hours By Appointment Smile Smile

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spoonplugger2
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7/7/14 5:40 PM CST
RedWhiteAndTrue, you and Stealthh20 are both correct. I face the same trash on my home lake(228 acres). Many pleasure boaters don't know the rules of the road, show no courtesy, don't care, or all three. It is beyond me why lakes under 500 acres controlled by the state have a 10 hp limit or a no-wake rule, yet the private lakes allow anything at the peril of all who use them. I'm afraid it will take a tragedy before anything is done.

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RedWhiteAndTrue
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7/7/14 11:33 AM CST
Just to echo Stealth, I have witnessed the capacity for stupidity firsthand, as last year, a pleasure boater swamped an elderly gentleman who had rented a boat from Bill's. The EMT's were called, he was rescued, but could have easily perished. There are a couple of dangerously negligent boaters on those waters... I hope it doesn't take a serious tragedy to create some regulations. I live in town, if anyone else is interested in petitioning at the town hall, maybe starting a conservation foundation for the lake, please PM me.

stealthh20
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6/27/14 10:53 AM CST
water quality = terrible, slime on surface. water clarity = terrible. water color = nasty. weeds = disgusting and brown. fishing= bad, with the exception of a few nice gills shallow on the rocks/sand. I fished hard with not a single Musky spotted. One pale cookie cutter bass, switched to panfish as not to ruin the entire morning. what can you say, its bad, they have jacked it up again. what people forget is that all of the crap people use to treat lawns and townhouse complexes ends up back into the lake causing even more issue when combined with herbicides. As of now the only weeds doing well is the curly pond weed which is the one you WANT to kill, very invasive, worse than milfoil. boating ignorance is out of hand, conveniently the LZPOA website is not active..hmmm. lack of management? so there is no way to express concerns. question then, how do they give notice of weed poisoning and when the meetings are to attend? question 2) the speed limit on 5500 acre lake Geneva is 35, how then is that same speed limit appropriate/safe on 236 acre LZ? I'm done fishing LZ for a while, heading north. stay safe out there, I was almost harpooned by a clown in a nitro w/ a 200 merc. also another lunatic in an old mastercraft who has no issue running the buoy line with casting distance while his skiier slaloms in the bouys.

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catcher43
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6/26/14 9:19 PM CST
Again, I say do your research. The nuisance weeds should be targeted only. Sonar kills everything. Most of what you want to get rid of is milfoil. I am not a fan of herbicides but when applied properly, by a licensed contractor, the correct herbicide will do little to no harm to wildlife. It should be applied in the spring to sections only. Never do the whole lake. Thats when you ate asking for trouble. Weed harvesting is an option too. Yes, I get tired of raking up weeds from my beach but the combination of proper use of the correct herbicide and harvesting does work. DO YOUR RESEARCH!! Fishing on my lake has gotten better as there is now access to places that were choked off in the past. Sometimes well meaning uninformed people are their own worst enemies.

frankyav
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6/26/14 12:18 PM CST
Was checking out the reports and noticed all the commments and concerns regarding the spraying on your lake. I have never fished on LZ since access it is private but have heard it was quite a productive body of water at one time.

I log quite a bit of time on the water fishing diffrent lakes in Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin and all I can do is make you aware of my observations on lakes sprayed with Sonar. Paw Paw Lake has been sprayed heavily for the last 3 or 4 years - Used to be great lake with good populations of bass and northern. Water color was fairly clear with healthy lush weedline down to 15 feet. Now no weeds and very dingy dark water - Fish populations diminished along with the weeds.

A great fisherman and friend of mine discussed this issue in the past, he lives on a lake in Indiana same deal. Boaters chop up weeds with boats and homeowners get tired of raking off beach. They contact one of the aquatic herbecide companies and lake is according to them is inundated with invasive weed species so they will need to eradicate and start an ongoing program. Prior to spraying great bass lake - Afterwards decimated population - small bass only for at last 5 years. Strange thing is dead dish do not seem to float do not why.

I am not biologist do not profess to be one just thought I would share my experience and concerns - I have contacted both Michigan and Indiana DNR with my concerns because I have seen the damage done.

PS: Wait until you start seeing the fish with sores and skin lesions - Kind of like a chemical burns where the skin is dissolved and flesh is exposed.

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6/26/14 6:11 AM CST
Crappie caught on Bangs, Am i on the wrong Lake? My Bad

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wlknblu
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6/25/14 2:38 PM CST
i just don't understand why fisherman even argue the fact's its about the fish not yourself's do the right thing and talk to the lake owners and put a stop to herbicides in lake Zurich weeds are the most important part of a fishery its about fishing and id think if your a fisherman you would help promote healthy lakes and healthy fish in our lakes its up to the Man to save it not to F it up ? Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying

with out the weeds NO fish, dirty water, the weeds are what cleans the water and put oxygen in the lake yes you say there are weeds but they are evasive weeds they have killed off all the good weeds in the lake now all you have are weeds that do nothing but hurt the lake the only good weed left is short leaf cabbage and if its not stopped all you will have left is a mud pit.. please take a minute and do some research on lake management and what herbicides to to fisheries remember this is for the future of the sport and for our kids to enjoy in years to come Smile

AChotrod
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6/25/14 11:37 AM CST
The big Muskies ate all the fish. lmao!

Airangler33
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6/24/14 9:36 PM CST
First of all, i gave up the panties a while ago, too constricting, boxers are way more comfortable. Anyone who has fished this lake for a while knows it is not what it used to be. Are there still some quality fish?? Yes, but not like it used to be. Just sad watching what could be a great fishery for quality sized fish turn into another Illinois lake where a "big" pike breaks the 30" mark. The point is, the spraying doens't have to be done to control the weeds. Smile Smile Smile Kiss

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ottis2
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6/24/14 5:05 PM CST
Heres a Picture

Johnny Longrod
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6/23/14 8:08 PM CST
Exactly gotem, how about those pics? Let's see...

gotem
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6/23/14 5:14 PM CST
You all crack me up. See what I wrote and you all feel special. Just said it to get your panties in a bundle. I got a over 32" pike in February in 22' they are there just know how to getem... Take chill pills guys your on the internet.... How about some pics

Airangler33
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6/22/14 4:57 PM CST
Every lake in the county eh GOTEM?? Bangs still cuts there weeds and the bass, pike and panfishing is still excellent in there, and what do you know, the pleasure boaters still can go in circles every weekend (fun). The fact is, when LZ still had the weeds cut it was a fish factory, and if you think there was only stunted bluegills, you must not know how to fish in weeds, or your only expertise is drowning crawlers. When was the last time anyone saw a pike that was honestly over 32"??? There is no reason that this lake can't be managed properly for a healthy fish population, and the power boaters still do 1 minute hot laps around the lake all day in the summer....

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