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Old 01-18-2012, 05:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Consider that it takes only one living organism to contaminate a stream or lake.
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Consider that a heron can cover many miles in a day carrying tons of spores
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Consider that it takes only one living organism to contaminate a stream or lake.
Removing the felt alone does not make a boot clean.
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Has anyone tied a zebra snail or mud snail fly yet? Might just be the next big carp fly on 11mi
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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
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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
I recently heard this too.
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:58 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Just ban flail-sticks and the boots will follow!
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:00 AM   #8 (permalink)
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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.
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So you are saying the mussels cleaned up what was sewer like dirty water?
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So you are saying the mussels cleaned up what was sewer like dirty water?
Big time, you can now see right thru 20ft of water, where in the past you couldnt see bottom in 10ft.
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