Had a great day out on the lake . Caught my limit on crappie and bluegill, and some nice catfish. Seen some nice bass pulled out also. Fishing isnt like in the 80s and 90s but its slowly come back. Just need people to practice more catch and release so a few more years.
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Not lake Association, Lake property owners.
It's not the DNR, it's the lake owners association. The DNR wanted to drain and restock the lake but the property owners wanted the 330 acre lake for boating.
You are correct that was a private lot, towns kids used those trees as a rope swing , then one day a kid decided to dive of of the rope swing tree, hit his head and broke his nose. That was the end of those trees and the usage of that private lot
I believe the trees he is referring to were removed because that land was sold and developed into a residential area. I believe the land was owned by a private party that let the public walk and fish that shoreline. I spent many hours fishing what we called "lovers lane" as a kid. That area was where my uncle taught me fly fishing for gills and crappie. Wish I could go back to 1978-9 for just a little while!!!
DNR had nothing to do with that tree removal (loss of "cover/habitat). Maybe the lake association or Park Board???
This used to be my favorite lake to fish back in the eighties. My first stop was the down trees in the narrows by the park. Then someone removed the trees! I C&R so many quality bass during those years. Then they rebuilt the dam and the lake was never the same. I just figured it was just another DNR screw-up.
I stand corrected! Thanks for clearing up those points to all of us. It is a real shame that everyone can't get together on this. People don't want to loose the use of the lake for a year, however the quality of the lake experience will continue to diminish. There is still plenty that could be done, but sadly not a lot of hope until some minds are opened up.
Bucky2fish, Spot on!!! I work with the Land Water Dept here in Columbia County. They also had a "plan" to help restore the Lake to what it once was. Money was there, the whole nine yards.
But once again, not seeing the Big Picture and what it meant for the future of the Lake and everyone else to have something really nice for decades to come, the few that can't see past the end of their nose basically ruined it.
That opportunity is now gone. It will take someone with really good contacts to even get the groups to consider looking at it. Sad. Really sad...
I would like to clear things up about Park Lake association involvement, the association board worked 2 years with DNR to come up with a plan to help the lake. The proposal went in front of the town boards of Marcellon, Wyocena and village of Pardeeville. The plan was to drain lake I believe a year. The village of Pardeeville could use that time to work/ replace sewer line between Shore acres and link across narrows. Both townships of Marcellon and Wyocena approved the proposal. Village of Pardeeville voted down the proposal 3-3 tie village president voted against to break the tie. Lake property from village, but more from the 2 townships complained of “losing a summer of the lake” instead of health of the lake. Lake Association board gave up on any more projects to help the lake.