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Old 04-14-2010, 03:43 AM
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Default L.d.w.f. Announces partial drawdown of chicot lake

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has scheduled a drawdown for Chicot Lake, just north of Ville Platte, to begin on April 26, 2010, for herbicide application to control the nuisance aquatic plant hydrilla. This is the fourth application since 2003, each yielding excellent results.
The water level will be lowered two feet from pool stage at a rate of two to three inches per day beginning April 26. The gates will close on May 3, 2010, or once the lake is lowered to the required level. It is expected that the herbicide application will be made on May 4, 2010, barring any significant rainfall.
Although the lake will not be closed to fishing, boaters are advised to maintain a safe distance from LDWF boats performing the application on the north end of the lake and near the south landing. The herbicide purchased for this application is SONAR PR® and SONAR Q brand of fluridone. This EPA approved herbicide interferes with the plant?s ability to produce food and causes the plant to slowly break down. The herbicide has no water use restrictions and is not harmful to fish.
Fluridone, an active ingredient in SONAR, needs to be in contact with the vegetation for at least 30 days for effective control. The removal of 2 feet of water from the lake prior to the application will allow for better concentration of the herbicide in the event of a significant rainfall. This application will not eradicate hydrilla from the waterbody, but will significantly increase access and enhance opportunities for recreational activities.
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:24 AM
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sweeeet!! last time they did that, I put a hurting on some bass
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:54 AM
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Best thing they could do with that garbage lake is drain it all the way an fill it witch concrete. It's 10 minutes from my house and I refuse to fish there.
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:27 AM
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Best thing they could do with that garbage lake is drain it all the way an fill it witch concrete. It's 10 minutes from my house and I refuse to fish there.

haha I pretty much agree. I think what they should have done is instead of florida bass just put regular black bass in there and it would be 10 times better. Every place i fish with florida bass seems to suck.
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:35 AM
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There is just soo much pressure there. It's not a huge lake and there is really not alot of other good lakes around it so it gets pounded.
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:52 AM
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It only sucks til you catch one 10 plus, then you will love it. It's just not a numbers lake.
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:26 AM
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It only sucks til you catch one 10 plus, then you will love it. It's just not a numbers lake.
i don't know man... i've caught my personal best there and still don't love it. lol its only fun there when they are hitting topwater. They should be turning on in a few weeks if they aren't now. I only hit it once this year and i had an east wind... caught 7 tho
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:10 AM
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It only sucks til you catch one 10 plus, then you will love it. It's just not a numbers lake.
Well I'm a numbers person. Personally I rather take my chances at Toledo Bend or Millers Lake to catch a hog.
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Old 04-14-2010, 04:26 PM
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Been doing pretty good on the sac-a-lait over there.

http://www.louisianasportsman.com/fo...pictures227204

I am glad they are drawing down, the hydrilla assisted the slipping of a cylinder sleeve on my merc.
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I've got a few water dogs left if anyone wants to go after a BIG one. I had planned to go this weekend but will head to Big Lake instead. PM me if you want some.
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:18 PM
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I've got a few water dogs left if anyone wants to go after a BIG one. I had planned to go this weekend but will head to Big Lake instead. PM me if you want some.

what is a water dog!
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what is a water dog!
http://www.in-fisherman.com/content/...s-super-bait/1

PM me if you have facebook and I'll show you a video, I tagged W and Fool in the video so if you're already friends with they you can see it.
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