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Do you think this is the place to express concerns for things like wake boats and the COE actions and some boat ramps?

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Based on what they are saying, my 2 cents is that it is more about water usage and flow.  Down stream farmers have been getting flooded out the last 2 years and I think they are trying to figure out how to manage water flow to avoid flooding. 

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2 hours ago, Quillback said:

Based on what they are saying, my 2 cents is that it is more about water usage and flow.  Down stream farmers have been getting flooded out the last 2 years and I think they are trying to figure out how to manage water flow to avoid flooding. 

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2 hours ago, Quillback said:

Based on what they are saying, my 2 cents is that it is more about water usage and flow.  Down stream farmers have been getting flooded out the last 2 years and I think they are trying to figure out how to manage water flow to avoid flooding. 

 

Winter draw downs used to work, before water was controlled by the power companies....

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5 hours ago, dblades said:

 

Winter draw downs used to work, before water was controlled by the power companies....

Common sense tells me that it would still work!

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Just meeting the public input requirement for some action they already decided on. Still could be a place where thousands of anti wake protestors could gather to express their concerns- never let an opportunity pass. Ask about prohibiting  bass haulage too.

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I read the link and I think it is addressing the changes in water usage demands including for recreation. So I think it could include fishing. It also may be the forum to mention a stocking program. 

October 29, at the Dewey Short center at TRL dam. 

Mike

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18 hours ago, m&m said:

I read the link and I think it is addressing the changes in water usage demands including for recreation. So I think it could include fishing. It also may be the forum to mention a stocking program. 

October 29, at the Dewey Short center at TRL dam. 

Mike

Recreation would be in the top three of water uses, along with making power and making sewage. If the bass business aspect is called recreation and by combining it with other boating and fishing, including wake boats recreation might be the most important use of that body of water. Certainly you would have all the people there, in one room, who could address any issues you have. (if there are enough interested parties and if the wheel squeaks loud enough)

A reasonable perspective on stocking though is, if you are talking about a native fish capable of natural reproduction, any need for stocking has to be addressed as over-harvesting/poor-management and the first order of solution would be to reduce limits or close the season on that species. Stocking on a put and take basis is management for species that are non-native or that can not reproduce under current conditions and should never be used to off set over harvest. If for example, bass numbers  in Table Rock are a concern,  the first order would be to eliminate all bass tournaments and reduce the limits of take, if there is still concern the season on bass should be closed until they recover naturally.  Perhaps just eliminating the live well aspect of the tournaments would boost recruitment, transported and remotely released fish can't be  at their best when reproduction time rolls around. Stocking is admission of failed management.

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