Eagle Lake, Racine County

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1/23/18 @ 5:08 PM
POPPER
POPPER
USER since 6/20/01

Look,3 posts down....lol

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1/23/18 @ 4:55 PM
Warmen
Warmen
USER since 4/28/11

recall that one being mentioned however i believe this lake was rotenoned just recently once again. would like a word from dnr fellows here with some detail and the goal we are really trying to achieve with this used to be great fishery lake

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1/23/18 @ 2:09 PM
NOTKVD
NOTKVD
MEMBER since 8/4/17

Rotenone is a non selective treatment that was used to kill off the entire lake In 2008 if memory serves.

Edited on 1/23/18 2:13 PM
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1/23/18 @ 1:09 PM
Warmen
Warmen
USER since 4/28/11

Hello, 

We do appreciate further clarification. can you please further elaborate on a rotenone treatment. my understanding it can be used in a form of non selective piscicide (fish killer). What form of rotenone has been used in this instance and what effects have been discovered?

Thank You

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1/23/18 @ 10:29 AM
lukeroffler
lukeroffler
USER since 8/22/14

Hey everyone,

Looks like there's a bit of confusion on the panfish change, so I thought I'd jump in to clear things up. As of April 1st, Eagle Lake will revert back to the statewide default panfish regulation (25 daily bag, no minimum length limit). As you may know, the reason for the most recent rotenone treatment was massively overabundant and stunted bluegill, which the various sight predators (pike and bass) could not properly control due to poor water clarity and thick weed beds. We obviously still have some of the same clarity and plant problems in the lake, but the restrictive predator regulations will help us maintain a very high number of big pike and bass to control panfish and rough fish. The current panfish regulation is obviously inconsistent with this approach.


Thanks for the ongoing discussion on here. Hopefully those pike start biting soon. Feel free to get in touch with me directly with any questions or fishing reports.


Luke Roffler

WDNR Fisheries Biologist - Racine, Kenosha and Walworth Counties

(262)822-8164

luke.roffler@wisconsin.gov

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1/22/18 @ 4:37 PM
BassWhacker
BassWhacker
USER since 9/4/17

The way I read it there won't be an 8"? Limit on eagle after the 1st

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1/22/18 @ 3:49 PM
thefishingboy
thefishingboy
USER since 9/11/04

Should be changing April 1st.

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1/22/18 @ 8:48 AM
salmon17604
salmon17604
USER since 1/19/10

https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/register/2017/735A2/register/rule_notices/cr_17_012_hearing_information/cr_17_012_rule_text/_122?up=1


I saw this link on the "Browns Lake" page. Sections 47-49 talk about both Browns and Eagle. They state "eliminate special regulations for panfish" on Eagle. Anyone heard of this, and does this mean the minimum size limit and the bag size will be changed?

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1/22/18 @ 6:21 AM
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Smooth operator
Smooth operator
USER since 1/20/16

MOON PHASE (28%)
Waxing Crescent

Out yesturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. racked up 6 pike all over 30in and Fat! Great day!

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1/21/18 @ 2:07 PM
FISHING REPORT
Brandon Skorik
Brandon Skorik
USER since 1/9/17

MOON PHASE (19%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
12 inches

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F
Fished yesterday and it was very slow! Didn't see any flags around me either. It was still a great day to be out with the warmer temperatures! 

Edited on 1/21/18 2:08 PM
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