Family property since 1924 on private lake. I have been there the last 50. In the last 3 years we have a lot of strange weeds and all the bulrushes are gone. Used to be able to get bass in vast beds of them. Now all the fishings gone to nothing no bass cant even get a northern. It sucks because there are only 8 landowners and most of us dont go anywhere else with boats, but some of them rent out and people bring jet skis and other things. Has any one out there have that happen on your lake.
Bulrushes killed by Milfoil
I have been off the lake for a year due to a physical condition. Do the landing Nazis now give the same level of inspection to jet skis that they previously gave to my bass boat? Looks like that may be an opportunity for improvement....
Why didn't you do anything about it when you first saw it?
It was carp, and excessive siltation from urban runoff, that took out most of the bulrushes on Wingra back in the 60s. Wish they would build some exclosures and get them started again.
Pretty sure bulrushes prefer sandier bottom, and shallower than milfoil grows. Milfoil does not grow on sandy bottom exposed to direct ice contact in the winter in my experience here in Madison.
But I feel your pain. Lake Tomahawk is in the process of getting overrun by milfoil as well. It probably won’t ever be the lake it once was ever again...
Birds are a big spreader of weeds and fish eggs to other lakes. Not saying it isn’t from people but a lot more birds move from lake to lake than people.
In all probability the milfoil was lntroduced by the jet ski trailers. It’s in your lake to stay unfortunately. CARPIO