advisory book states 1 meal per month, of any size or specie of fish out of LLBDM. pretty good imo
Hows the ice holding up out there this week?
Ask yourself this question. Would you eat a fish out of Lake Michigan? If you said yes to that, then little BDM fish will not kill you either. There are Advisories, NOT warnings. there is known "higher" levels of PCB's in that system to Depere and Lake Michigan. We ALL know people go in droves to Green Bay and beat the ever living snot out of the walleye's in June. Let's not kid ourselves here, LBM fish are no different. Like I said, I know people that have been eating fish out of there regularly for 30+ years.
If you live in the fox valley, your exposure to radon gas is more likely to kill you than several 100 meals out of LBDM
I am certain that there are warning signs about fish consumption out of Little Lake Butte Des Morts. I know there is a sign at the 9th Street Boat Launch. The specifics are a little foggy to me but it covers just about every species in the lake and a recommendation not to exceed "x" number of meals per week or month based on species. Food poisoning is not the primary concern from fish consumption out of the little lake. It is the dangerously high levels of cancer causing carcinogens from the pcb's. I am curious what the test results would show if somebody would come in and retest the soil now that it's been severl years since the dredging.
I know a ton of people that eat fish out of that lake, there aren't any warnings saying not to do so. I personally do not fish the lake, but many keep the walleye's in spring by the damns and perch and crappie in the creeks in spring. That water is all from Winnebago anyway so at least they have some fresh water for a little time. LOL. I don't think a few meals will hurt anyone. I know people that been eating fish out of there for 20 years. So for someone to say they wouldn't eat them, that's personal preference. There are no warning saying not to. That's what i'd base my decision on. To each his own.
Great job boys, it's so nice to see young kids doing this stuff. However, as someone said earlier. BE CAREFUL with what you are doing. keeping fishing in that bucket, dumping on ice just to release....it may be legal if you don't keep a single fish to take home. IF you do keep fish, any fish is deemed part of your bag if not released immediately and goes into your livewell, cooler etc. Essentially in legal terms, you were culling and if keeping fish, every fish your threw back out of that bucket will count as your "overs". Just be careful with that.
The rules are goofy but I wouldn't keep in the bucket, dump on the ice and take pictures then release....
Job well done, keep it up.
Me and Doug went out this past weekend from 8- 3. The bite was hot and we caught some nice size perch. This time we put them in a bucket instead of a live well. The bite was hot for almost the whole day except 11 am, 2 pm but other than that if you decide to watch my video click here. Thanks
It was great to watch a fishing video of kids on their day off of school. Wonderful they spent their day off, in the great outdoors, rather than in front of a TV or video game. I would like to make a kind and friendly suggestion to please read over your fishing regulations. I don't believe it is legal to keep the fish in a "live well" on top of the ice. Don't want you to get in trouble. Congratulations on your catch, and keep enjoying the sport.
Last Monday I went out. We where using small jigs with waxy and jigging of of bottom. The bite was slow at first but we managed to track them down. After we tracked them we caught almost a fish per 1-2 minutes. If you want to watch my video click here.