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Lake Zurich, Lake County

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7/10/22 @ 7:39 PM
King's Kid
USER SINCE 7/10/22

I see the usual misinformation so common these days. Let me add more confusion by adding actual facts.  

Last year was the first time harvesting was used in the lake in 15yrs.  They used it again this year along with herbicide treatment for invasive plants.  They never proposed or did a treatment designed to kill all the plants in the lake.  Sonar is done in late April or early may for when there's Milfoil present,  BEFORE the good plants start to grow.  Never at a strength that kills anything else and not every year.  It actually enables the good plants to thrive instead of being pushed out by non-native plants.  

The proper use of herbicides can help a lake to prosper.  Mis-use, like anything else, can be harmful.  Properly used, they go hand in hand with proper harvesting techniques.  Mis-use of harvesting also can hurt a lake.

The lake bottom owners have a right to some level of enjoyment on their lake.  There are over 200 boats on LZ, about 10% of those are fishing designed boats.  Lake bottom owner fishermen should also have their rights on the water.  There's no reason both can't get along with a reasonable amount of plants.  The association stocks thousands - thousands - of fish every year in the lake, and that's not for the water skiers. 

6/17/22 @ 7:29 AM
frankyav
USER SINCE 6/26/14

Odd that you take precautions on how much fish you eat but are willing to swim and boat and fish after they spray poison in the lake. if the association lets them kill 90% of the weeds it will kill 90% of the fish along with the weeds. Would you let ur kids play in the lawn after they spray for weeds same difference. Do u actually believe the sprayer would tell u anything different than the chemical causes no harm to humans, fish or environment. It’s a lake not a pool suggest a pool if homeowners don’t want to rake weeds. I Fish 50 to 100 days a year different lakes all the time. Paw Paw lake was One of the best bass, pike, crappie lakes in SW Michigan total weed kill as they are suggesting in 2012. Was Fairly clear prior to the spray with very good fish populations. Afterwards water turned dark brown oxygen in water so badly depleted they had to put aerators in a 1000 acre lake that is 70 feet deep. Fish populations have never come back there are many of the same stories. Weed sprayers selling association a bag of goods. Please say no those chemicals are not healthy to humans or environment.    

 https://www.greatlakesbass.com/forum/index.php?topic=5459.20

2/28/22 @ 3:29 PM
[email protected]
USER SINCE 1/9/22

Dr…, 

LZPOA Lake Zurich properties association have been using sonar for the last 20 yrs this year they used a different chemical to kill the Minnesota star weed.We pay $1500 a year for three treatments

Lake Zurich homeowners association are considering doing a 90% weed kill with sonar 

it kills the weeds in the lake that takes away where the fish habitat  then stresses them out by removing their slime which is the turn they develop sores  I can show you hundreds of fish with sores on them 

i’m not being specific on one type of fish they all are being poisoned  ?? Lake Zurich used to have an abundance of frogs turtles crawfish clam beds  salamanders all these are no longer due to poison of killing the weeds let me just say this the habitat as far as few in between. It’s sad really  so eat up!!! If you talk to Dennis  we’re at Bills boats he  can tell you all about the weed poisoning 


2/28/22 @ 10:21 AM
Dr. Steve Brule
USER SINCE 12/28/20

Swate, I do agree that everyone should be aware of conditions and advisories in place in the waters they plan their meals around. While on the topic, Lake Zurich's current advisory is for large mouth bass due to methylmercury (I'm hoping we don't have a large population eating these anyways).

While I don't know the specifics on the brand or application of weed killer, any weed killer on the market they could have gotten their hands on would be a targeted plant killer and have no direct affect on the fish. "Products can not be licensed for use in aquatic situations unless there is less than a 1 in 1,000,000 chance of any negative effects on human health, wildlife, and the environment", taken from the summary report for Lake Zurich in 2002. The half life of these herbicides is pretty quick as well.

Even with scientific data and fish advisories at my disposal, I still practice moderation when eating fish and honestly have 4-5 meals a year from fish I have caught, and I would step down those numbers for my wife and kids. Some other ways I limit any exposure is eating a smaller fish, say a 24" pike rather than a 36", since that fish has been potentially exposed to less and is better for the fishery from a conservation standpoint. 

2/25/22 @ 10:49 PM
[email protected]
USER SINCE 1/9/22

 I would think twice about eating fish out of  Lake Zurich   Weed killer 

2/21/22 @ 11:14 AM
FISHING REPORT
ICE DEPTH
9 inches
CONDITIONS
Sunny
AIR TEMP
16° - 20° F
Dr. Steve Brule
USER SINCE 12/28/20

Got out Saturday (2/19) morning to early afternoon with 9.5" of ice. Dink perch were really aggressive and couldn't get the jig dropped on some of them before they inhaled it. 22" pike hit a spoon with a roach and he would have been a meal or two if he was 24". Overall slower fishing than I would like, but always good to trade staring at my vexilar screen over a tv or phone. Also got checked by ILDNR when I got off the ice.



2/14/22 @ 11:24 AM
FISHING REPORT
ICE DEPTH
10 inches
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
AIR TEMP
16° - 20° F
enode0921
USER SINCE 10/9/10

Out Saturday morning, 6am-1pm. Fishing was ok. Total of 6 northern (Biggest was 23"), 1 crappie and 1 largemouth on tip-ups. As many 3-4 perch as you could possibly want. Everything CPR'd. The quality of fish has definitely diminished this year compared to last years catches.

Good Luck out there, start to pay attention to ice conditions as the warmup arrives...

2/13/22 @ 1:55 AM
Swate[email protected]
USER SINCE 1/9/22

I’ve been fixing it for over 25 my open water numbers are down and so are my ice numbers The homeowners claim they found a new weed in the lake star weed is from Minnesota So they insisted they needed to poison it and they did a good job doing it I don’t know if you’re aware but the lake has been treated every year for the last 20 years I’ve seen the decline. And the fact that they’ve been stocking musky in the lake for the last eight years doesn’t help

2/10/22 @ 9:51 AM
enode0921
USER SINCE 10/9/10

I hear ya jimmytwo, they are few and far but the ones I hear about are pretty good. I put in my time there. I feel like its more of the "right place, right time" type of deal. None the less, congrats on your catch. Keep up the nice reports! Ill be out this weekend, hopefully will have a nice report.

2/9/22 @ 10:38 AM
jimmytwotimes
USER SINCE 9/2/20

I only catch them randomly but I think they will only hit either at night or on an overcast day. There are some guys I've talked to who know where to target them on the Lake, but I have not tried it and i don't feel right giving away someone's spot on the internet lol. A lot of people unfortunately keep them and its not regularly stocked with walleye although they seem to do pretty well in LZ. If you do get one they tend to be pretty healthy and big!

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