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FISHNMYWAY
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9/14/14 7:29 AM CST
I got the same letter from Heidi, actually it sounds like the lake is in pretty good shape, and they will stay on top of any problems that arise. I sure can understand to keep out the non native types of weeds. I know one thing, if you like bass fishing like I do ? This lake is an awesome big fish lake. Big Smile

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9/12/14 7:54 PM CST
Here is a letter I recieved from Heidi from the DNR..........

morning. I am sending this e-mail to all of those that have contacted me in the past year regarding concerns about aquatic plants in Delavan Lake. I boated the SW portion of Delavan Lake on August 15th, 2014 with staff members of the Delavan Lake Sanitary District; DNR fisheries biologist Luke Roeffler; Water Management Specialist Travis Schroeder and two DNR conservation wardens. We did examine the area where fishermen congregate as you enter the SW portion of Delavan Lake. In fact, there were about 12 boats moored in the general area when I boated there. We threw a rake on a long rope and dragged the rake through the plant beds on the bottom of the lake. This was done multiple times. Sometimes we collected a few aquatic plants such as coontail and milfoil. Sometimes we did not collect anything in the rake. The plant beds at this specific location were sparse. In the southwest portion of Delavan Lake, there are two bays. For simplicity sake, I will denote them as SW-North and SW-South. We threw the rake on the long rope in both of these bays as well, multiple times. In the SW-South bay, aquatic plants were quite plentiful. Coontail dominated the plant community. Sago pondweed and milfoil were quite abundant. Water Celery and Fries Pondweed were common but not particularly abundant. In the SW-North bay, the aquatic plants were a bit patchy, but still in reasonable abundance. I am quite familiar with this bay. This bay, historically, has been dominated by Eurasian water milfoil, which is not a native plant. Much of the bay is 3 feet deep or less. This year, the Eurasian water milfoil was markedly decreased in abundance. Water Celery and Sago Pondweed, both native plants, were growing in the bay instead. Water celery was the dominate plant. This shift in the plant community is a good one for fish and wildlife. Ice cover the past winter was reported to be 30 to 38 inches in our general area. Eurasian water milfoil concentrates its reproduction efforts on vegetative reproduction rather than seed. As a result, the ice froze out much of the Eurasian water milfoil in that bay over the past winter. Water Celery and Sago Pondweed were able to take advantage of the new “real estate” and started growing in good abundance. Water lilies were less abundant this year in this location as well. In my position as a lakes biologist I have the opportunity to work on many lakes in an eight county area each summer. General trends that I visually observed this year included; 1) abundance of Eurasian water milfoil was down; 2) water celery, slender naiad and sago pondweed took over areas vacated by Eurasian water milfoil; 3) single cell and colonial green algae demonstrated good abundances; 4) overall plant densities were down – both native and non native plants; 5) zooplankton (microscopic animals) were in good abundance; 6) blue green algae abundance was quite diminished and 7) filamentous green algae abundance was high for a few weeks centered around the 4th of July holiday. Plant beds can change from year to year. If you plan to fish this fall, I would recommend that you check out the SW-South bay as an area that contains many aquatic plants. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Many of you inquired about where harvesting and chemical treatment took place on Delavan Lake. The Delavan Lake Sanitary District provided this map showing where they conducted harvesting activities this year. Some areas were harvested more frequently than others. Additionally, the contractor who is hired by the Delavan Lake Sanitary district to chemically treat portions of Delavan Lake put together a map showing where treatment took place in 2014. This first map denotes treatments that occurred as of August 19th, 2014. The Delavan Lake Sanitary District actively monitors the distribution of two pioneering non native aquatic plants in the lake. One of them is water pennywort, which is not native to this area. This is a plant that grows on exposed mud flats in the inlet and outlet areas. Monitoring by District staff showed that two small populations grew late this summer. The two populations were treated on September 3rd, 2014. The treatment was along the edge of the water and specifically targeted the emergent plant. The purpose of the treatment was to prevent the spread of this exotic species to the remainder of Delavan Lake as well as prevent it from spreading to other area lakes. Please note that in past years, the District, Walworth County and the Department of Natural Resources has conducted hand pulling efforts as well. Hand pulling has proven to be difficult as the stems easily break off the buried root runners. One community is located close to the boat launch area and the other community is located east of the outlet (Lake Lawn resort frontage near North Shore Road). A portion of the inlet was treated on September 11th, 2014. The purpose of this treatment was boat navigation along the pier line. I hope that you find this information helpful. Good luck with your fishing efforts this fall. We are committed to service excellence. Visit our survey at http://dnr.wi.gov/customersurvey to evaluate how I did. Heidi Bunk Lakes Biologist – Bureau of Water Quality Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

BuckyLarsen
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9/12/14 9:12 AM CST
Yesterday after pounding the 12 pack of tacos from Taco Bell I was only able to fish for a couple hours. As soon as I got out on the pond I remembered I was attending a "casino" night at a buddy's place with a group of guys which basically entails a bunch of idiots drinking, playing poker, and betting on horse racing.

Anyway, caught a few LMB and a decent perch on cranks. I wonder how this temperature drop will affect things? Didn't get any smallmouth or wally worlds. Man I love smallmouth. Best fish. Wish they were more common and adaptable.

Anybody fishing today or this weekend?

Musky B
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9/11/14 3:17 PM CST
Huntin2 Yep it is Wink

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Huntin2
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9/11/14 12:36 PM CST
Just wondering if trolling on Delavan is allowed.

MHERRON2213
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9/10/14 9:03 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F
Bucky and Swamper:

I used to fish for Gills for meat. That was 20 Plus years ago. Now I know I am gonna toss them back - and would rather not have them take my bait. Most of the ones we caught were while retrieving a bait - They seemed to chase and catch. I jerked a bait out of some of their mouths - just to avoid getting them into the boat.

We do not keep any fish - Strictly CPR. I have an 8' Ultra light and at times - feel bad for the fish - making them fight and not just jerkin them in. I am careful to insure they are ready to be released before I turn them loose.

One more trip this late September then - suspect we are done for the season. My goal is a Walleye. I have never caught one. Sarah has 2 this year and I think it is my turn. LOL.

Hope to see you and wave 'Hi" in a week or two.

Mike & Sarah

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9/10/14 8:29 PM CST
yep its no fun catching gill after huge gill on a ultra lite 4 foot rod with 2 lb test Worried

BuckyLarsen
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9/10/14 3:45 PM CST
Blue MHERRON, finally somebody else that get's annoyed catching gills. I don't get people that actually TARGET gills with the exception that if they really like eating them I can respect that. But catching gills for fun? Come on.

Anyway, fished the big D today for a few hours and had a pretty good day of LMB (1 legit BUCKETMOUTH!), a couple smallies, and a few northern. Unfortunately I am a bit disturbed by the fact that I saw a carp cruising the shallows. It's too bad I didn't have my bow with me because if I did I would have done my best to stick that pig and remove his grotesqueness from this fine fishery. Bent rods everyone!

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9/10/14 11:35 AM CST
My Son caught a 5 plus smallmouth yesterday Cool

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9/8/14 3:06 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F
On the water at 6:30 off at 10:00 Saturday morning - water was choppy - Wind was up. Caught 5 - 6 LMBs all in the 13 -16" range, 1 Pike in the 26 - 28 " range. Enough Bluegills to be annoying. Got nothing on any top water lure. Not a signal burp.

Mike & Sarah

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9/7/14 9:26 AM CST
Catching fish here and there. Mostly pike. Bass been a little slow. Finally put an Eye in the boat! Did manage a monster gator. All fish CPR'ed. Will be out all week again.. Keep y'all posted.

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9/7/14 6:12 AM CST
Nice fish bassvald! How are you guys staying inside the boat. You would think you would fall out at those angles.

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9/7/14 4:59 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Perfect day for fishing just went after pike found em just at the drop off close to flats Report from 9/6/14 on the water by 6:30 an off by 3:30 pm

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9/6/14 10:27 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
started out today just west of willow point....might I say,what a day to be fishing!!!...was great to see 95% of the idiot boaters, NOT on the lake today!!!Some will just be eternally born STUPID and stay that way thru life..what a shame!!...most of the boats today were fishing boats..THANK GOD!!...moved around a bit...finished up by LLR and got into some dandy 10-12 inch yellow perch...lots of 5-8"to make it interesting..I haven't seen perch like this since my days of powerlining on Lake Michigan...will be back tomorrow to nail more..TIGHT LINES TO ALL!!

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9/6/14 7:46 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
On at 6:30, off at 12:30. I was dragged kicking and screaming to fish here, but as long as some one is willing to pay for the gas. I will fish any where. The WOP wanted to fish for gills today. He is so nice it is hard to say no. Caught a bunch, kept 30. Fished next to the piers and under the boats early. Later moved to 12 feet of water. Early 3 feet down in 5 to 7 feet of water with small jigs and plastic tipped with a waxworm. Later in 12 feet of water with a half crawler laying on the bottom. The WOP beat me today. But I am sure he adulterated my bait when my back was turned. On the way home I had to stop at the store to pick up a few things for my wife. Ran into the pastor of our church. I am pretty sure there is something wrong with him. He asked me, how is your wife ? I told him, better than nothing. He then gave me a real weird look. Best of luck to all, HERO.

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