Fishhook Flea infestation

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Timmy2bucks
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Re: Fishhook Flea infestation

Postby Timmy2bucks » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:54 pm

Fished around Sister Islands this afternoon...Fleas unmanageable. Prolly will hang it up for a while.
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C-Hawk
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Re: Fishhook Flea infestation

Postby C-Hawk » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:46 pm

Just bought some 50 lb, Spinner says it works. What the hell, I'll give it a try.
Fishawk
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Re: Fishhook Flea infestation

Postby Fishawk » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:57 pm

Seems the fleas are worse in the stiller water
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C-Hawk
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Re: Fishhook Flea infestation

Postby C-Hawk » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:03 pm

Fishawk wrote:Seems the fleas are worse in the stiller water

Maybe, but I was hammerd in 2 and 3 footers last weekend.
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C-Hawk
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Re: Fishhook Flea infestation

Postby C-Hawk » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:07 pm

I am wondering if the exponential increase in flea numbers equates to the rising levels of nutrients, fecal matter, and bacteria that the Lake is suffering? I have posed this question to James at LCI and waiting for his response. Anybody else with knowledge?
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BottomDollar
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Re: Fishhook Flea infestation

Postby BottomDollar » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:33 am

C-Hawk wrote:I am wondering if the exponential increase in flea numbers equates to the rising levels of nutrients, fecal matter, and bacteria that the Lake is suffering? I have posed this question to James at LCI and waiting for his response. Anybody else with knowledge?


I think they're just a new invasive and this is pretty much how it's going to be in the summer.
yankee roller
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Re: Fishhook Flea infestation

Postby yankee roller » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:24 am

Invasive not related to run off or sewage.


They consume the food needed to support alewife, perch and other fish. But researchers have seen fish populations feeding on them, so remains to be seen what the long term impact is...but been in Great Lakes for years.

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Researchers have observed that chinook salmon, walleye, white bass, alewife, yellow and white perch, emerald and spottail shiner, and lake whitefish consume Bythotrephes.

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