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Originally Posted by COCarp
Has anyone tied a zebra snail or mud snail fly yet? Might just be the next big carp fly on 11mi
That's RICH!!! I heard the Great lakes are thriving better than they have in YEARS thanks to a tiny little muscle
Dead WRONG !
Lived a block off Lake Mich for 35yrs, its actually devastated the fishing industry. used to catch buckets of perch whenever you wanted, but now with the Zebras and Gobies, there is now a slot limit and season. Youre lucky to catch 10 in a week now. The Smelt runs are now a thing of the past, the Salmon have taken a huge hit as well.
What has happened, is the mussels are filter feeders, and have cleared the water so much that algae/weeds now grow ad greater depths, there is a crash in the zooplankton that feeds the fry and other organisims.... the system has crashed from the bottom up.
Not to mention most tributaries are now screwed, with literally a foot of mussel shells covering the bottom. Saw this on the Muskegon River a couple yrs back for a competition, i was standing on what i thought was soft bottom till i kicked up a huge cloud of mussel shells.