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Thousands of dead walleye are being found in Lake Erie
AP ^ | 5/13/11

Posted on 05/14/2011 7:53:10 PM PDT by EBH

TOLEDO — Wildlife researchers in northern Ohio want to know what’s 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 Erie’s most popular sport fish and draws anglers from across the Midwest and beyond.

(Excerpt) Read more at chronicle.northcoastnow.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: fish; lakeerie; ohio; walleye

1 posted on 05/14/2011 7:53:12 PM PDT by EBH
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To: EBH

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...


2 posted on 05/14/2011 7:56:19 PM PDT by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: EBH

I don’t think I ever ate a live walleye.


3 posted on 05/14/2011 8:00:09 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: EBH
Many of the dead fish have been washing up on beaches between Toledo and Port Clinton in recent weeks.

The smell of Toledo's improving?

4 posted on 05/14/2011 8:01:27 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Of course Laz would hit it!)
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To: EBH

It’s obvious! Bush’s fault!


5 posted on 05/14/2011 8:03:53 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Multiculturalism made us tolerate the intolerant, and now intolerance is annihilating tolerance. -GW)
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To: EBH

6 posted on 05/14/2011 8:04:32 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 843 of our national holiday from reality. - OBL Dead? The TSA can go away!)
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To: ohiogrammy

When I’m around that area I always try to eat at the Jolly Roger. I hope this doesn’t affect their menu!


7 posted on 05/14/2011 8:07:23 PM PDT by sand lake bar (Adventure Time with Finn and Jake!)
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To: EBH

Rahm Emanuel dumped his old greeting cards.


8 posted on 05/14/2011 8:07:34 PM PDT by decimon
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To: null and void

null, that’s just sad....


9 posted on 05/14/2011 8:08:18 PM PDT by MestaMachine (If you want to pillage,plunder,destroy, blaspheme,or defile, become a muslim, or name yourself obama)
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To: EBH
Walleyed are dead? I will miss this guy.


10 posted on 05/14/2011 8:14:40 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: ohiogrammy

I grew up in Toledo and the beaches ALWAYS smelled like dead fish. Wasn’t it the Cuyahoga that caught fire?


11 posted on 05/14/2011 8:15:29 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: EBH

I’ll be the first to say it! Bush’s fault along with global warming caused by republicans!

There, I feel better now. /s


12 posted on 05/14/2011 8:17:37 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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To: sand lake bar

Too funny, we ate there today!


13 posted on 05/14/2011 8:20:49 PM PDT by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: EBH
This has been happening for years on the lakes, all of them.
It just goes through periods of fish kills and nobody seems to know what it is.

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.

14 posted on 05/14/2011 8:21:03 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Yes and I believe Kuchinich was mayor at the time!


15 posted on 05/14/2011 8:21:51 PM PDT by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: ohiogrammy

Ha! I might have seen you there last summer!


16 posted on 05/14/2011 8:25:11 PM PDT by sand lake bar (Adventure Time with Finn and Jake!)
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To: EBH

Bummer. Port Clinton is the walleye capitol of the world.


17 posted on 05/14/2011 8:26:00 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Rudder

Walleye is delicious.


18 posted on 05/14/2011 8:27:35 PM PDT by mylife
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To: EBH

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.


19 posted on 05/14/2011 8:28:11 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: mylife

Walleye is great, but I really love smelt!


20 posted on 05/14/2011 8:28:49 PM PDT by sand lake bar (Adventure Time with Finn and Jake!)
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To: AGreatPer

They should drill it to relieve the pressure!


21 posted on 05/14/2011 8:28:53 PM PDT by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: mylife

Absolutely!


22 posted on 05/14/2011 8:31:34 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: sand lake bar

Whole fried smelts?


23 posted on 05/14/2011 8:32:32 PM PDT by mylife
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To: ohiogrammy

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.


24 posted on 05/14/2011 8:33:54 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Rudder
Lunch in Port Clinton


25 posted on 05/14/2011 8:37:42 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife

Oh yeah! Absolutely!


26 posted on 05/14/2011 8:39:49 PM PDT by sand lake bar (Adventure Time with Finn and Jake!)
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To: sand lake bar

With a dash of Tabasco?


27 posted on 05/14/2011 8:41:13 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife

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...)


28 posted on 05/14/2011 8:41:50 PM PDT by sand lake bar (Adventure Time with Finn and Jake!)
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To: sand lake bar
You must be Eyetalian. ☺
29 posted on 05/14/2011 8:42:28 PM PDT by mylife
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To: AGreatPer
My guess is as good as any of those professors that study the stuff and get paid. <<

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...

30 posted on 05/14/2011 8:43:32 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: sand lake bar

No Oysters in lake Erie


31 posted on 05/14/2011 8:44:27 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife

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!


32 posted on 05/14/2011 8:44:28 PM PDT by sand lake bar (Adventure Time with Finn and Jake!)
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To: mylife

I grew up near Detroit and always got a lot of smelt from my dipping friends!


33 posted on 05/14/2011 8:45:55 PM PDT by sand lake bar (Adventure Time with Finn and Jake!)
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To: sand lake bar

I’m not a huge fan of the little fried fishes but I wont turn them away either.


34 posted on 05/14/2011 8:46:42 PM PDT by mylife
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To: sand lake bar

I know they are popular with the Italian folks I was raised around in Ohio.


35 posted on 05/14/2011 8:48:44 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife

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.


36 posted on 05/14/2011 8:52:09 PM PDT by sand lake bar (Adventure Time with Finn and Jake!)
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To: mylife

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.


37 posted on 05/14/2011 9:03:12 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: 50cal Smokepole

I Like the Perch and the Walleye.


38 posted on 05/14/2011 9:09:53 PM PDT by mylife
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To: ohiogrammy

“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?


39 posted on 05/14/2011 9:10:47 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: EBH

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 it’s fighting spirit and aggressiveness) with the Muskellunge or Muskie (for its incredible size).

10 years later, they’re still working on a serious problem with the new hybrid: They can’t seem to teach the stupid son-of-a-bitch – named the Cowalski – how to SWIM.


40 posted on 05/14/2011 9:41:38 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (2012 CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH FOR ME. HOW ABOUT YOU?)
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To: EBH

The walleye population took a wallop...


41 posted on 05/14/2011 9:42:53 PM PDT by Redcitizen (In case of economic breakdown, make sure you have a case of Snickers candy bars.)
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To: JRios1968
The smell of Toledo's improving?

Boarded up windows and steel bars abound. It's becoming Detroit south. Even famous Tony Packo's restaurant is in receivership proceedings.

42 posted on 05/14/2011 10:12:06 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: DJ MacWoW; LucyT; blackie; ExTexasRedhead
I grew up in Toledo and the beaches ALWAYS smelled like dead fish.

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.

Why red states turned blue in 2008 - Ohio

Snip: A full 56% of families making less than $100,000 annually, representing 79% of all Ohio voters, voted for Barack Obama.

43 posted on 05/14/2011 10:23:08 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: ohiogrammy

Maybe they drowned.


44 posted on 05/15/2011 12:00:00 AM PDT by chopperman
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To: chopperman
Maybe they drowned.

I was thinking maybe it was mildew from being wet all the time.

45 posted on 05/15/2011 5:20:49 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: EBH
This could be related to the heavy rains washing more mud and pollutants into the area around the Maumee and other rivers draining agricultural lands. The western basin is shallower than the east, and the water quality may be suffering.

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.

46 posted on 05/15/2011 11:14:29 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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