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nickgaetano

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more pics  from my bike ride today

















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Hello all, long time reader, first time poster!  Just got back into fishing this year.  Got a float setup and have been using it and bank fishing.  Got a lot to relearn!

Anyway, I guess I'm a little confused about the talk of "saving" Ilsanjo?  I've been fishing it from the bank a few times over the summer, I've had great luck and the fish are fat and healthy.  (just fished it on Weds, got 5 to the bank in less than 2 hours. best day is 13 to the bank in the same time frame)

There's plenty of food, frog's, crawdads, small fish, etc ...  It's not like there's dead fishing floating everywhere ...  I'm not an expert, but I seriously doubt the lake will dry all the way up before winter sets in ....  So, what's the fuss?
 
I understand wanting to get some big bass in there, why not just truck some Florida hogs in after the rains fill the lake?  Or is "saving" the lake the only way this can happen?
 
If the lake gets drained, the bottom scraped, then wait for the rain to fill it, wait for the food chain to reestablish itself, and then restocked, isn't that a lot of work and money?  And, aren't we talking a couple of years before it's fishable again?  Not that I'm against it, I'm just not understanding the reasons why?

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Im not sure whats going on with the lake, but Rich Caro has been fishing it for years ... I think that at sometime this year, they started to drain the lake, or it was done by "accident". Maybe Rich can answer some more of your questions ... 

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as far as i know . they drained it cuzz the dam was leaking.


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They didn't drain it some idiot forgot to turn off the valve,  i think it should be alright the rain is on its way.  Shoot it rained for almost a minute this morning
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I think I agree with new guy Jake, the lake is going to survive this. Its good to here your catching healthy fish Jake. But we may have a chance to make it better. Toad your in contact with Mike Landry from Bass right? He called me today from the dam, and it sounds like there might yet be some help with "Habitat Enhancement" . Any way that ball is rolling and we should see were it goes.Oh yea that is catch and release huh Jake?


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Always catch and release!  (dislike the "bucket brigade" and complain to the ranger at Spring Lake about it)

Once again, I'm not against enhancing the lake.  Just trying to understand the reasons behind it all (just want big fish I gather, and that's ok).  I just don't want to see the lake unfishable for a few years ...

If there's a work day, I'll do my best to get up there and help!  I would like to see some more shore access added, for those who like to bank fish (I enjoy a morning Mountain Bike ride up and a couple of hours of fishing).

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i would make sure that what ever happened in the past to cause this mess will not occur again before you go through the effort of repairing it.
That would suck to fix it and have the same thing happen again.



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Hi there folks. This is my first time on the message board. I have been reading up on all of the threads and figured I should post up on this one. I have been getting back into fishing along with my friend Jake who posted up a few days ago. I went up to Ilsanjo last night and met your fellow member Nick. He is a cool kid and was talking to me about yesterdays tourney. I wanted to report that the bite was on at Ilsanjo last night around sun down. I hit one fish when Nick was there on a rattle trap and I landed 4 more on top water baits from around 7:00 to 8:00. They were all healthy the biggest around 2#s with fat little belly's. I also had 5 more blowups one on a slammer swim bait, one on a buzzbait and the others on a Manns waker. One blow up had an initial hook up but he spit it out about 10 feet from shore. that one seemed the biggest, at least it gave the best fight. I look forward to keeping up on the board here and hopefully someday I can join you guys with my float tube!
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it was good meeting you anthony hope we can fish there again

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Has any one contacted the rangers about us going up there and doing some rehab on the lake along with dropping in some rock piles etc.  Scrap the shore line.  I bet we could also ask some one to donate a tracker to the cause as well. 

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 just talked on the phone to ranger bob he was very into us saveing the lakes fish population which is good  his number is  539 3911 at the park he said to  write an letter to

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Has any one contacted the rangers about us going up there and doing some rehab on the lake along with dropping in some rock piles etc.  Scrap the shore line.  I bet we could also ask some one to donate a tracker to the cause as well. 

Dz 


The whole lake has rocks all the way around it,  i think the tullies are good also there is only a few places to fish from shore but also protects a lot of fish from people/pressure and people that keep the bass
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This is true.  I talking more about off shore rock pile.  If you look at Nicks pic. third one down.  The last point if we could make a huge pile at the end of that point about 5 - 6 feet high and do that in several other places.  That is all ways nice to come back to some place that you made your self and catch fish off it.   When I use to live in Tahoe there was a creek by my house that a tree fell across.  I help out putting some extra rocks in to dam it up a little more.  The next spring there was this huge pool with tons of little browns in it.   

More of want I believe needs to happen though is the scrapping off the first 2-3" of dirt off the shore line.  This is suppose to  aid in the growth off new plant life as well as other small life forms.   It is these small life forms that feed want the bass feed on.  Like Gils etc.  I will have to find the article that stated want all need to happpen.

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