Pond Boss Magazine
https://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
Kanon M, KWL, Homestead 101, Willy Wonka, gautprod
18,494 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums36
Topics40,958
Posts557,921
Members18,495
Most Online3,612
Jan 10th, 2023
Top Posters
esshup 28,533
ewest 21,493
Cecil Baird1 20,043
Bill Cody 15,145
Who's Online Now
11 members (canyoncreek, Jward87, catscratch, Joe7328, DrewSh, teehjaeh57, jludwig, Shorthose, Justin W, Don Kennedy, Kanon M), 840 guests, and 280 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#33998 03/11/03 09:06 AM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 52
F
Fletch Offline OP
Member
OP Offline
Member
F
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 52
Does cutrine granular or liquid pose a threat to spawning fish when sprayrd this time of year? Fish are often in the shallow flats nesting right where we are spraying or broadcasting cutrine. Thanks in advance.

Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 20,043
Likes: 1
Hall of Fame
Lunker
Offline
Hall of Fame
Lunker
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 20,043
Likes: 1
Not an expert on this but I will comment.

In my area we have lake property owners on our public lakes that spray for weeds every year about the time the bluegills go on the beds. Once they spray you might as well hang up the pole, as the fish scatter and don't seem to come back. I don't know what they are spraying, but the funny thing is the weeds come back about a month later.

What a stupid waste of money.


If pigs could fly bacon would be harder to come by and there would be a lot of damaged trees.






Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,488
Likes: 2
Lunker
Offline
Lunker
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,488
Likes: 2
In response to the question and Cecil's reply: I know of no reason why a chelated copper would directly repel fish from a treated area, except if very low water-hardness levels allowed the copper to create an uncomfortable (and potentially harmful) environment for the fish. On the other hand, if the copper (or Cecil's reference "spray treatment") decimated the algae (or weeds) that the fish used as cover, they would likely relocate themselves to other areas where nearby cover was available.
Cecil: if (by chance) Hydrothol 191 was used in your observed treatments, fish would definitely depart the area for some amount of time - and the treated weeds would most likely reappear at some point. Wasteful? Maybe. Then again, I wash my truck to improve its looks. But, it doesn't take very long to get it dirty again. Just a synical thought.

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 111
M
Member
Offline
Member
M
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 111
I spray chelated copper into my fish culture ponds to control filamentous algae quite often around harvest time without adverse affects. I don't consider it a waste of money in my ponds or my customers ponds because some bodies of water would be unusable if not treated for algae. I think that people should take steps to prevent algae (e.g. stabilize shorelines, establish native vegetation, aerate if applicable) but I don't see anything wrong with periodic chelated copper applications to kill filamentous algae that is choking out all other native aquatic life.


Mike Robinson
Keystone Hatcheries
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 20,043
Likes: 1
Hall of Fame
Lunker
Offline
Hall of Fame
Lunker
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 20,043
Likes: 1
Guys,

I don't know what they are spraying but they spray it right on top of the beds and the fish leave permanently. They also post signs that indicate not to harvest of eat any fish for several days. Any clue on what that would be?


If pigs could fly bacon would be harder to come by and there would be a lot of damaged trees.






Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 111
M
Member
Offline
Member
M
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 111
Cecil,

If they are posting signs then it could be public information and you could probably get that info from them or the state...not sure on Indiana regs. If the fish are leaving the area it is a good possibility that they are spraying Hydrothol 191...but that's just a guess.


Mike Robinson
Keystone Hatcheries
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,488
Likes: 2
Lunker
Offline
Lunker
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,488
Likes: 2
Cecil- sounds like they're using HYDROTHOL 191 (it has a 3-day fish consumption restriction). Same restriction applies to AQUATHOL K/SupK, but it doesn't tend to cause fish-departures like HYDROTHOL. Not many other products have a fish-consumption restriction, so I'd say it is a good bet they're using it to control shoreline algal growths. KD


Link Copied to Clipboard
Today's Birthdays
island_beam
Recent Posts
Need help
by Jward87 - 04/23/24 11:37 AM
Howdy from West Central Louisiana
by Kanon M - 04/23/24 11:04 AM
Happy Birthday Theo!
by DrewSh - 04/23/24 10:33 AM
What did you do at your pond today?
by canyoncreek - 04/23/24 10:16 AM
Caught a couple nice bass lately...
by FishinRod - 04/23/24 10:08 AM
What’s the easiest way to get rid of leaves
by DrewSh - 04/23/24 10:04 AM
Considering expansion of DIY solar aeration
by ghdmd - 04/23/24 09:42 AM
1 year after stocking question
by Joeydickens93 - 04/23/24 07:21 AM
Horizontal vs Vertical (big bass)?
by catscratch - 04/23/24 05:34 AM
Happy Birthday Sparkplug!
by teehjaeh57 - 04/23/24 12:34 AM
American Feeder H 125 Fish Feeder
by teehjaeh57 - 04/23/24 12:33 AM
Bluegill problem
by Snipe - 04/22/24 11:55 PM
Newly Uploaded Images
Eagles Over The Pond Yesterday
Eagles Over The Pond Yesterday
by Tbar, December 10
Deer at Theo's 2023
Deer at Theo's 2023
by Theo Gallus, November 13
Minnow identification
Minnow identification
by Mike Troyer, October 6
Sharing the Food
Sharing the Food
by FishinRod, September 9
Nice BGxRES
Nice BGxRES
by Theo Gallus, July 28
Snake Identification
Snake Identification
by Rangersedge, July 12

� 2014 POND BOSS INC. all rights reserved USA and Worldwide

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5