Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Diamond Lake fishing is back in business

According to ODFW, the rotenone project on Diamond Lake to get rid of invasive tui chub has been a huge success.

The trout are back in large numbers (thanks to heavy stocking), and so are anglers. And the removal of chub has helped the lake in other ways:

From an article in the Grants Pass Daily Courier: The chub had eaten the insect population down to 6.2 pounds per acre in August 2006. Last month, the lake bed sported 127 pounds of insects per acre. As for water clarity, it was so poor last year that visibility at times measured less than one meter. In late June, the visibility measured 12.5 meters.

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