DANE COUNTY LAND CONSERVATION DEPARTMENT: Indian Lake Carp Removal

Purpose

Dane County is sponsoring a project to complete a control project of common carp, that are a new (within 5 years) invader in Indian Lake, Dane County. Project final deliverables include: The final report will include all data collected, and an analysis of the pre-and post-seining water quality and plants. Specific project activities include: 1) Seining, counting and disposing of carp, 2) in-Lake water quality monitoring from May through October, 2016; and 3) monitoring plant response using sonar and digital mapping

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Aquatic Invasives Grant
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
AIRR20416
2016
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Reports and Documents
Lab costs for the grant received by DANE COUNTY LAND CONSERVATION DEPARTMENT.
The 2018 treatment appeared to meet the desired results of eradicating common carp and lessening the black bullhead population. The Dane County LWRD and the DNR will continue to monitor the fishery in the coming years and will assess the efficacy of the treatment during the 2019 field season. Stocking plans call for bluegill, largemouth bass, yellow perch and channel catfish. With the addition of the new restrooms and shelter, kids climbing wall, the ADA fishing pier and ever popular dog park, the future of Indian Lake is positive.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in cooperation with the Dane County Land and Water Resources Department will implement a project to remove common carp and restore the fishery of Indian Lake in the town of Berry in Dane County. This project is tentatively scheduled for the week of Oct. 15, 2018 assuming favorable weather conditions.
 
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