Lake Winnebago Fish Die Off

5/7/18 @ 6:53 AM
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Darin - Lake-Link
Darin - Lake-Link
USER since 5/17/01

Please discuss the fish die off here.

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9/21/18 @ 11:02 AM
Budman
Budman
USER since 8/17/01

My ex-wife grew up in Fond Du Lac, they called it Lake Winneseptic.

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9/21/18 @ 8:41 AM
Cold Front
Cold Front
USER since 7/9/01

That's funny sometimes, when on the Lake, I can smell Menasha! Must work both ways. Mrt.

Edited on 9/21/18 9:57 AM
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9/20/18 @ 4:08 PM
eyesmelter
eyesmelter
USER since 2/9/11

Here at my place of employment in Menasha I can smell lake Winnebago inside the building. Extremely strong stench coming off of it lately. Just had my septic tank pumped at home, kinda reminds me of that same smell. Cant be good for anything swimming in it I'm guessing.

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9/8/18 @ 1:47 PM
one1shot
one1shot
USER since 12/31/09

And the water flowes threw goes to the whole water shed!!!!!!

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8/9/18 @ 7:45 AM
eyesmelter
eyesmelter
USER since 2/9/11

https://fox11online.com/news/local/blue-green-algae-expands-in-lake-winnebago

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7/5/18 @ 4:48 AM
olswampdog
olswampdog
USER since 10/6/04

So a fish that eats a contaminated fish and then swims to a different body of water spreads it to that body of water....potentially.


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7/4/18 @ 2:06 PM
river_chaser
river_chaser
USER since 10/3/12

According to dnr website the VHS is spread through bodily fluids of fish. It cannot survive in the GI tract of birds that eat the fish.  As far as the boat itself tranferring the disease between water bodies NO.  Though livewells containng traces of bodily fluids, possible.

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7/4/18 @ 9:04 AM
olswampdog
olswampdog
USER since 10/6/04

I find it interesting that transmission from body of water to body of water is confined to boaters. What about infected fish moving from body to body or scavenging birds such as pelicans, gulls, or for that matter the skunk of the water cormorants. Can the virus be spread that way through their droppings? Just a thought.

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7/3/18 @ 3:37 PM
nihsif
nihsif
MEMBER since 6/15/01

news/releases/article/?id=4556

thanks 1up, here's a clickable link

Edited on 7/3/18 3:38 PM
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7/3/18 @ 3:20 PM
1up
1up
USER since 7/22/06

https://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=4556


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