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Coming soon to a lake near you.

Postby A5Mag12 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:21 pm

This is Clear lake in DeSoto parish. Once the best duck lake in NW La. now it's dead.

Looking at the ramp and north and south from 509 bridge.

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This is the number 1 problem facing duck hunters and fishermen in La.
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Re: Coming soon to a lake near you.

Postby :-) » Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:00 pm

Get you some herbicide and make yourself a nice little spot to hunt...
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Re: Coming soon to a lake near you.

Postby A5Mag12 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:07 pm

:-) wrote:Get you some herbicide and make yourself a nice little spot to hunt...

You are clueless. The state has spent millions on herbicide on this lake over the last several years.
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Postby :-) » Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:53 pm

The Red River and Caddo have responded well to herbicides "at least you can still access the water". Herbicide is the only real solution they have to stay on top of the problem...I'm sure they've tried drawdowns and everything else. I'm not 100% clueless...I've been in the business for almost 25 years. Lake Bistineau has also changed a lot over the last few years. Giant Silvania is a monster that's going to ruin all of our lakes if we can't get it under control.
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Re: Coming soon to a lake near you.

Postby dog walker » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:04 am

I don't know how well Caddos done with the herbicide

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Re: Coming soon to a lake near you.

Postby Indaswamp » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:48 pm

what is it on the lake? What kind of grass?
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Re: Coming soon to a lake near you.

Postby A5Mag12 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:45 am

Giant salvinia. Not sure what's growing on top of it but without the salvinia it has no where to grow.
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Re: Coming soon to a lake near you.

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:02 pm

A5Mag12 wrote:Giant salvinia. Not sure what's growing on top of it but without the salvinia it has no where to grow.

I know what stavania is, you are screwed. the entire maurepas swamp is full of it. No more ducks. I'm really more interested in what the other grass is though.
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Re: Coming soon to a lake near you.

Postby Rick Hall » Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:04 pm

Dwarf spike bulrush came to my mind, as it will form its own flotant:
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But a fellow on the 'fuge thinks it's Cuban bulrush.
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Re: Coming soon to a lake near you.

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:33 pm

Rick Hall wrote:Dwarf spike bulrush came to my mind, as it will form its own flotant:
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But a fellow on the 'fuge thinks it's Cuban bulrush.

Saw that, and that's what made me wonder. Is it duck food?
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Re: Coming soon to a lake near you.

Postby Rick Hall » Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:47 pm

The tiny football shaped seed pod on the tip of spike rush seems to be, as something that appears to be it is sometimes found in duck crops. Feels like hard packed sand in there. Anyway, I like to think it's feed. Know it's a pain for the dogs, even after it starts to sink or flood over later in the season.
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Re: Coming soon to a lake near you.

Postby Assault » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:49 pm

That sucks!
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Re: Coming soon to a lake near you.

Postby Rick Hall » Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:21 am

Just noticed that I called the grass flotant in our marsh "dwarf spike bulrush". Must have typed with the other fellow's Cuban bulrush in mind, because ours is just dwarf spike rush. No bul...

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Re: Coming soon to a lake near you.

Postby Captchaz » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:46 pm

Hate to see that.. I dont really have that problem being mostly really salty water in south la.. but hope there is something that can help this problem out if not yall need plenty of our salt water to help get rid of it..
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Re: Coming soon to a lake near you.

Postby wanapasaki » Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:40 am

Wow that sucks man, good luck on your other holes. I've lost a few myself. Never a good feeling
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Re: Coming soon to a lake near you.

Postby POKER1 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:02 pm

With the big 3 down due to salvinia the river will be a circus jerk again this year................ :rolleyes:
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Re: Coming soon to a lake near you.

Postby Ducaholic » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:14 am

POKER1 wrote:With the big 3 down due to salvinia the river will be a circus jerk again this year................ :rolleyes:




You guys had it good for a long time...welcome to my world... :hi:

Just kidding of course...I know it sucks bad... :fingerhead:
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Re: Coming soon to a lake near you.

Postby AaronR » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:56 am

This is unfortunate...


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Re: Coming soon to a lake near you.

Postby gulfcoastquacker » Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:56 pm

We were infested by salviaina on the eastern side of south lafourche parish and the only thing that slowed it down was when hurricanes came threw and raised the level of the water high enough to push the salvania on the bank. They are also using some type of bug that supposedly feeds only on salvania. I have heard good and bad reports on the use of these bugs. I am sure they have been tried in you guys area. Good luck I know what its like to show up to hunt a clear pond one year and show up the next year and see nothing but :mad: salvainia.
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