Skip to comments.Thousands of dead walleye are being found in Lake Erie
Posted on 05/14/2011 7:53:10 PM PDT by EBH
TOLEDO Wildlife researchers in northern Ohio want to know whats killing thousands of walleye in Lake Erie.
Many of the dead fish have been washing up on beaches between Toledo and Port Clinton in recent weeks.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources biologist Roger Knight says it looks like the worst might be over.
The walleye is Lake Eries most popular sport fish and draws anglers from across the Midwest and beyond.
(Excerpt) Read more at chronicle.northcoastnow.com ...
I live 15 miles from PC and have barely heard a word on this. I hope Lake Erie is not going back to the days of old when it caught on fire...
I don’t think I ever ate a live walleye.
The smell of Toledo's improving?
It’s obvious! Bush’s fault!
When I’m around that area I always try to eat at the Jolly Roger. I hope this doesn’t affect their menu!
Rahm Emanuel dumped his old greeting cards.
null, that’s just sad....
I grew up in Toledo and the beaches ALWAYS smelled like dead fish. Wasn’t it the Cuyahoga that caught fire?
I’ll be the first to say it! Bush’s fault along with global warming caused by republicans!
There, I feel better now. /s
Too funny, we ate there today!
My guess is natural gas seeping and contaminating just some areas. My guess is as good as any of those professors that study the stuff and get paid.
Yes and I believe Kuchinich was mayor at the time!
Ha! I might have seen you there last summer!
Bummer. Port Clinton is the walleye capitol of the world.
Walleye is delicious.
I prefer crappie but walleye is a good eat
but harder than heck to catch sometimes.
Shame to see all that fish go to waste.
Walleye is great, but I really love smelt!
They should drill it to relieve the pressure!
Whole fried smelts?
It was the Cayahoga River that caught fire. I grew up on Lake Erie, and spent most days in the summer on sandy beaches. The swimming was, and is great. Fish kills occur. I just hope the latest one isn’t from a really bad cause.
Oh yeah! Absolutely!
With a dash of Tabasco?
Oh man! You are there!
(And I also love their fried oysters, which do NOT come from Lake Erie, as far as I can tell...)
I hear ya...The Maine stock and catch bureaucracy has killed all the ponds and lake up here...The only native fish left is where the locals secretly clean out a stream where the natives can spawn again...
No Oysters in lake Erie
Tabasco would be cool, or any Louisiana hot sauce. I sort of like tarter sauce. I dip ‘em in skim milk, dredge ‘em in corn meal, fry ‘em, and eat like a dozen of ‘em!
I grew up near Detroit and always got a lot of smelt from my dipping friends!
I’m not a huge fan of the little fried fishes but I wont turn them away either.
I know they are popular with the Italian folks I was raised around in Ohio.
Right. I’m not Italian, but all my Italian friends love seafood. In fact, I’m pretty sure all my friends love seafood... except one.
Yellow perch are much better eating, IMHO. Just add one egg, beer and a cup of Bisquik and a deep fryer at 350. But why are all those walleyes dying? VHS? That would affect other fish.
I Like the Perch and the Walleye.
“I hope Lake Erie is not going back to the days of old when it caught on fire...”
Better develop a taste for poverty, then.
Back when the river did catch fire, there was a thriving steel industry in Ohio. Now you have a cleaner river and lake, instead.
So how’s bait sales doin’ for Ya’all?
Are they sure they’re Walleye? Could be this new hybrid they’ve been working on.
10 years ago, the University of Michigan conducted an experiment involving the crossing of the Coho Salmon (for its delicious, tender flesh), the Walleye Pike (for its fighting spirit and aggressiveness) with the Muskellunge or Muskie (for its incredible size).
10 years later, theyre still working on a serious problem with the new hybrid: They cant seem to teach the stupid son-of-a-bitch named the Cowalski how to SWIM.
The walleye population took a wallop...
Boarded up windows and steel bars abound. It's becoming Detroit south. Even famous Tony Packo's restaurant is in receivership proceedings.
I grew up in Toledo too, but married and moved far away when I was young (a blessing for which I am thankful). It's a democrat city decaying rapidly.
Snip: A full 56% of families making less than $100,000 annually, representing 79% of all Ohio voters, voted for Barack Obama.
Maybe they drowned.
I was thinking maybe it was mildew from being wet all the time.
Then again, Lake Erie fishing has become a very robust enterprise and a few thousand fish more or less won't make a dent in the overall take.
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