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    Default Thoughts on making Lower Fire Lake a five liner for pike

    What are your thoughts on making Fire Lake a five line lake for pike before they poison it? I think this would be great for those in Anchorage that are looking to fish pike and a better alternative than poisoning an entire water system.

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    do they have it set up yet to take the pike out or is it just talk ??????????????? SID

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    If they truly want the Pike eliminated then they need to poision it with Rotenone.
    Additional fishing lines does not Eliminate the pike.
    Here on the Peninsula they poisioned several lakes that were 5 lines lakes.
    I do support 5 lines for pike in Southcentral. If they are going to poision it though they are going to do it regardless of the number of fish harvested.
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    Posted the five line through email on the ADFG website and got a call today at work replying to my question. Thought it was a good gesture answering my question with a phone call instead of replying to an email. Anyway yes it is on the board to be poisoned with the stream flowing out being of concern for the matter. The word is that the five line for pike wouldn't happen this year but maybe next as they get closer to the plans to poison the lake. My thinking is why wait when you have so many people in the area to take out the pike now and with each person fishing five lines I think it could put a healthy dent in the population and with save all lot of man hours so the department can focus on other more pressing projects. Not to mention it will give Anchorage folks an opportunity to get some five line tipup action close to home.

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    Problem with Rotenone it stays around for a while and is proven to cause Parkinson's disease in animal and humans being it affects the nervous system. I would hate to have any pesticide being dumped that close to my home. Plus could you imagine what the Glen would be like with drivers affected by Parkinson's it's bad enough the way it is.

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    Should have done it 10+years ago. Five lines that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LIVIN907 View Post
    Problem with Rotenone it stays around for a while and is proven to cause Parkinson's disease in animal and humans being it affects the nervous system. I would hate to have any pesticide being dumped that close to my home. Plus could you imagine what the Glen would be like with drivers affected by Parkinson's it's bad enough the way it is.
    First I've heard of this issue with Rotenone. I believe rotenone is derived from plants.
    I also believe it only stays in the enviroment for six days or so.
    I looked it up and sure enough rats injected with Rotenone for 5 days straight ended up with something siimiliar to Parkinsons.
    Hard to say if that makes it cause Parkinsons or not when used as a Piscicide as ADF&G does.
    Just like artificial sweetners injected into rats in crazy doses caused cancer. The same sweetner is still available and I see it on restaraunt tables next to the sugar packets all the time.
    The problem with just allowing 5 lines and not poisioning the lake is you never eliminate the pike and do not prevent the pike from being introduced elsewhere whether by acident(birds or other animals,floods,etc) or on purpose(humans).
    I love pike fishing and eating pike. But I believe they need to eliminate them here or leave them for anglers to catch one or the other.
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