DNR plans to kill fish in Kneff Lake,...

DNR plans to kill fish in Kneff Lake, restock with trout

There are 2 comments on the Detroit Free Press story from Mar 18, 2006, titled DNR plans to kill fish in Kneff Lake, restock with trout. In it, Detroit Free Press reports that:

GRAYLING, Mich. -- The state Department of Natural Resources is planning to kill Kneff Lake's existing fish with a chemical treatment, then restock the Crawford County lake with rainbow trout.

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Kate

Houghton Lake, MI

#1 Apr 9, 2006
I am a fisherman myself and do have specific types of fish that I prefer to catch, but I do not agree with the obsession we seem to have with playing God to the types of species that reside in specific areas. Case in point, the attempt to restock the AuSable with the Arctic Grayling, which incedently didn't work because of the change in the river with the onslought of logging and deforestation in the late 1800's-early 1900's.
Similar problems occur in other lakes throughout the state, and it is a problem in my opinion. There are other ways to lessen the "unwanted" fish populations besides just wiping them all out for our own benefit.
This is poor management period.
babeboomer

Newaygo, MI

#2 Sep 8, 2014
Kate wrote:
I am a fisherman myself and do have specific types of fish that I prefer to catch, but I do not agree with the obsession we seem to have with playing God to the types of species that reside in specific areas. Case in point, the attempt to restock the AuSable with the Arctic Grayling, which incedently didn't work because of the change in the river with the onslought of logging and deforestation in the late 1800's-early 1900's.
Similar problems occur in other lakes throughout the state, and it is a problem in my opinion. There are other ways to lessen the "unwanted" fish populations besides just wiping them all out for our own benefit.
This is poor management period.
I agree totally...I use to fish at Kneff Lake all the time. I would trap minnows and get oodles of them. Then they poisoned the lake. Then there were no minnows in my trap. A total waste of money, time and for nothing because it didn't make the fishing any better. Wake up DNR and quit wasting tax dollars!

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