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Hydrilla - Texas Parks & Wildlife #13863149 01/27/21 02:51 PM
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Why do they insist on killing it here? Even in lakes that have too much standing timber to be used as a recreational lake, they kill it. What gives?

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Re: Hydrilla - Texas Parks & Wildlife [Re: WLBDallas] #13863160 01/27/21 02:58 PM
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Re: Hydrilla - Texas Parks & Wildlife [Re: WLBDallas] #13863203 01/27/21 03:24 PM
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Using their thinking, isn't the Florida strain Largemouth and "Exotic Species"???... hmmm I get the too much thing but there never seems to be a happy medium... Dan


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Re: Hydrilla - Texas Parks & Wildlife [Re: WLBDallas] #13863211 01/27/21 03:31 PM
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It hasnt ever made sense to me. Now, I think its turned in to a $$$ thing where politics has got involved

Re: Hydrilla - Texas Parks & Wildlife [Re: the skipper] #13863215 01/27/21 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by the skipper
It hasnt ever made sense to me. Now, I think its turned in to a $$$ thing where politics has got involved


Only thing that makes sense. These are biologists and they know the water filtration and water health benefits of an appropriate amount of hydrilla.


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I thought the same thing about Florida strain LMB.

I think hydrilla in Ray Roberts would be awesome.

Re: Hydrilla - Texas Parks & Wildlife [Re: WLBDallas] #13863232 01/27/21 04:04 PM
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Tp&w assist in managing water owned by different organizations for different purposes.


Lake fork built for water. Managed by sabin river authority water rights owned by city of dallas. The people around the lake that pay lease back and property taxes complaining about grass have a larger voice than a guy buying breakfast and a few gallons of gas.

It sucks but to blame tp&w is short sided. Lakes to us are fishing holes. To those that own them and manage them they are water sources, money sources etc.


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Originally Posted by WLBDallas
I thought the same thing about Florida strain LMB.

I think hydrilla in Ray Roberts would be awesome.


It sure would! That lake would be a perfect example of where grass is needed to create an industry leading fishery.

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Originally Posted by WLBDallas
I thought the same thing about Florida strain LMB.

I think hydrilla in Ray Roberts would be awesome.



Agreed, miss those days for sure!!!


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If some weeds were to get caught up on your prop, trailer or in your live well and then accidently fell into RR . . . millfoil fishes a lot better than hydrilla. Just sayin. wink
Shouldn't be an issue for anybody. After all, if you can dump some creosote laden rail road ties . . .

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I suspect some of the thinking involves that hydrilla takes up some of the lake capacity for water. I wish they would leave it alone, but these managers sell water not bass.

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Originally Posted by Littledog
If some weeds were to get caught up on your prop, trailer or in your live well and then accidently fell into RR . . . millfoil fishes a lot better than hydrilla. Just sayin. wink
Shouldn't be an issue for anybody. After all, if you can dump some creosote laden rail road ties . . .


But they can fine you for that. The railroad ties has been proven to be A.OK. hammer


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Ray Roberts had a 1.5 sq mile stand of hydrilla west of Wolf Island.
Along with other places. When they dropped the lake down 12+ feet to add more riprap at the dam it all died and connot come back like it did. It was some awesome punching when it was there.

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So seriously;
As mentioned earlier and in this other posts; Texas (and TPWD) don't own or control the lake and usage of the water.
TPWD simply polices the states laws and regulations and yes, they provide the public service or rescuing folks in trouble, etc.
I would hope that they do not spend tax payer dollars on the maintenance of lakes "owned" by private entities. (weed eradication = maintenance)
It was mentioned that TPWD "assists" in the management of water owned by Sabine Water District or the City of Dallas or etc.
What you should ask is: "Does TPWD and the state of Texas get reimbursed for their "assistance"?
From there, you would then ask: "TPWD, why do you provide assistance that is counter to public interest?"

It would be very interesting to see what agreements are in place between the various utilities, water districts, municipalities and the state in terms of recreational water usage.
I have a feeling they are terribly poor to non-existent.

The whole TPWD situation is extremely twisted. If you look into all of the things that they have their finger into, it's mind boggling.
The state really needs to do a serious over hall of that department. (IMO)

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