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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
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?
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.
WDNR Fisheries Biologist - Racine, Kenosha and Walworth Counties
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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