Tried Lomond today. What a chore. About 6" to a foot of snow on top of a half inch of ice on top of 4" of slush and water. Won't go back there for a while.
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I was out fishing the other day out here and seen at least thirty carp swimming right up to my boat. So my question is can i bowfish out there to take some of the carp population out of the lake? I do alot of carp removals in this area. As a matter of fact i just took a 55 pounder and a bunch 30 pounders and smaller out of a lake in un incorporated grayslake so far this year. Ive heard of people bowfishing out here i just wanted to know for a fact before i started layin the smack down on some carp out here.
Former LLPOA board member here! Really like to see the comments about the lake! I have lived in LL for 30 + years and agree with all of your posts. The trolling motor issue was voted on at the annual meeting and ended in a tie, 6 to 6. However we now have 11 members to avoid a tie and it should pass this year. The main issue with board members voting no is most of them live on the lake and want to look out there windows and see very little if any boat activity on the lake. The are mostly older people (65+) and could care less about anyone but there fellow elderly residents. The cite things like the batteries will cause pollution, stir up the lake, bring in non members, and increase unwanted algae in the lake. I encourage you all to come to the meetings and have your voices heard. Tell them to allow trolling motors and stop wasting thousands and thousands of dollars that you help pay for, on spraying the lake with chemicals. If there is any info you guys would like, or comments to pass along to fellow board members please let me know! Other than that see you on the lake!
Tight lines, tips up, and bobbers down
I saw a ridiculous comment in the minutes posted regarding what would the POA do about the electric motors and batteries if the residents had these and brought them in for storage in the way they now bring in the small boats. This is an insane concern. The electric motors need to be disassembled and the motor and batter goes black to the homeowner for thier storage and recharge at thier homes. I did this when fishing on a large lake in FL all the time. To even think that the electric trolling motors and batteries would accompany these boats in what is already a bad situation is ridiculous. So the solution is rather simple. Approve the electric and it is portable ( as it needs to be for recharge), and does not even affect any current storage situation. If I had my opinion there would be no storage situation in the first place however this is a good second option to allow electrics. The limit in thrust would also control how much is put on a pontoon boat by an owner with a pier.
Is this just to simple here ? As we move closer to getting in the neighborhood I will certainly make these points at a POA meeting. Still don't understand the resistance. The issue of what would we do with these batteries and motors upon storage is rather simple. There is no storage at the facility if these items.
Any thoughts on your part ? Am I off base ? I really do not want to make any enemies as a new neighbor moving into a new neighborhood. Just trying to help all of us.
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Bassin Where does the association get the advice to dump these chemicals killing weeds ? BTW I do fish. Lived in central FL for a while and saw my share of lg mouth bass. Alaska halibut and salmon fishing is also very special.
You guys know lake Delavan was dredged. It's fine now I hear. Being president of the board doesn't matter. It's number of votes. Are you sure it's not a quorum as compared to a majority ? Quorum is usually 2/3.
What is the basic issue regarding residents not wanting electric motors ? I don't get it. What's the objection . Do they allow handicapped residents to use them ?
If a petition was sent to all homeowners and they were asked to sign it with good justification for electric motors , do you think they would ? I think the document on the POA site showing how many lakes have it and how good the water conditions are should tell it all. Coupled with the fact that electric motor usage can increase their home value, be less work for those needing assistance, have a limited time on the lake due to needing charging and finally impose a limit on thrust for those wanting to use on pontoon boats makes this a no brainier in my mind.
What do you think ? What's the barrier of resistance to overcome ?