Has anyone heard anything more on the initiative petitioned to the state to use some sort of chemical in the lakes to get rid of the pike?
I heard that they petitioned the state and the state was going to make a decision soon. The chemical would kill the pike (and trout) in the lakes that had a pike infestation and then they would re-introduce the trout.
I wish I had the opportunity to attend one of the meetings for this. I was wondering if applying this chemical to a lake would:
1. kill the plant life?
2. what would happen to animals that ate the carcasses, like sea gulls and such?
3. are there enough trout fisheries to support the re-introduction of trout to all these lakes?
4. What happens to beaver and other support wildlife?
5. If they had this technology before, why haven't they killed the dang mosquitoes? (just kidding)
I'm curious about these things. I'm sure that people involved are asking these questions also. I'm also pretty sure they are smarter than I am about this stuff.