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Spraying grass #13629485 07/13/20 10:51 PM
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Well they are finally going to do it on Hubbard Creek. Saying it will be very limited but I know they plan to spray Fort Worth cut.

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Re: Spraying grass [Re: 9094] #13629496 07/13/20 10:57 PM
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There goes that lake TPWD can’t stand a lake to have any grass .


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Re: Spraying grass [Re: 9094] #13629513 07/13/20 11:07 PM
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I'm sure it's sorta safe to drink.



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Re: Spraying grass [Re: 9094] #13629656 07/14/20 01:09 AM
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Quick!! Everyone load your livewells with hydrilla, and transplant it into Ivie. Maybe by the time TPWD sprays it on Ivie, we can take some back and replant Hubbard.
Seriously though, they are concerned about aquatic vegetation that does nothing but make a fishery great, and will die once the drought hits again. But never mind the wake boats that cause shore erosion and siltation, along with property damage. Plus, I’m sure wake boaters are primarily responsible for zebra muscles more than fishermen, because you know dang well they don’t clean and dry their ballasts. I wish TPWD would swab every wake boat before it launches and see that they harbor zebra larvae.
Done with my rant!


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Re: Spraying grass [Re: 9094] #13629668 07/14/20 01:21 AM
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DAMN IT... Why the heck do they do this bull [censored]


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I have seen the treatment proposal. In 2019 the total estimated hydrilla coverage was 3110 surface acres. The treatment plan calls for treating just 8 acres or 0.26% of the grass present. If you want more information about it, please contact Michael Homer with TPWD in Abilene. He is the district fisheries biologist. 325-692-0921.


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Re: Spraying grass [Re: 9094] #13629726 07/14/20 02:09 AM
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I hope that's all they kill but I have my doubts. They've flat ruined grass lakes in the past.



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Originally Posted by SMB Junkie
I have seen the treatment proposal. In 2019 the total estimated hydrilla coverage was 3110 surface acres. The treatment plan calls for treating just 8 acres or 0.26% of the grass present. If you want more information about it, please contact Michael Homer with TPWD in Abilene. He is the district fisheries biologist. 325-692-0921.


Sounds like a test run...what other purpose would spraying 0.26% serve?

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Treatment is only being done to areas where grass is blocking access like boat ramps, etc.


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So, Hubbard has roughly 15,000 surface acres, and TPWD is claiming 25% or 1/4 of the lake is hydrilla. I call BS. And good luck making sure the chemical stays in that 8 acres, with our 25-30 mph winds.


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did this at Toledo Bend...of course they sprayed a lot... and no hydrilla since.. and the fishing has sucked since.

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They destroyed one of my favorite bass lakes already doing this BS (Coleto Creek). Makes me want to cry. realmad

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A good lawyer could probably bring a lawsuit against them for the chemicals they are dumping in our lakes.

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Originally Posted by Lmgreeri
They destroyed one of my favorite bass lakes already doing this BS (Coleto Creek). Makes me want to cry. realmad

Lake Clark is the same way now too. It used to be crystal clear and loaded with healthy grass types. Now it’s barren and the water is a nice stained BROWN/COPPER color. Fishing is already way different.

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I have seen the treatment proposal. In 2019 the total estimated hydrilla coverage was 3110 surface acres. The treatment plan calls for treating just 8 acres or 0.26% of the grass present. If you want more information about it, please contact Michael Homer with TPWD in Abilene. He is the district fisheries biologist. 325-692-0921.


Sounds like a test run...what other purpose would spraying 0.26% serve?


Hydrilla is the most heavily treated aquatic plant in the US, agencies know exactly how to apply the chemicals necessary to kill it or they hire experienced contractors to handle it. Why would they bother with a test run? If they wanted to nuke all of the vegetation, they'd just stock grass carp; they're far more cost effective than chemicals and will eat the hydrilla and coontail I've seen growing there in the past.

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A good lawyer could probably bring a lawsuit against them for the chemicals they are dumping in our lakes.


No state agency would be stupid enough to use something that is not fully EPA approved and vetted. Ask the district biologist what chemical is being used, I'm sure they'll tell you. Then, you can look up the label for that product to see all of the application precautions and restrictions. If someone can prove they're not following the label instructions or using a chemical not approved for aquatic use, then they absolutely should be held accountable.

I'm on the side of manage vegetation, not eliminate it, even if it's hydrilla.

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