Invading Species Brandy Lake

Let me be clear we are not fish scientists …we are simply trying to make owners aware of invading species.    We are concerned about the  invading species shown in the picture below …in this new world of change.   You can contact Invading species hotline HERE  if you happen to spot one of them

Please dump your PWC, I/O or outboard bilge on dry land before launching into Brandy Lake.

We have had communications with Ministry of Natural Resources Fisheries  Tom Brooke, M.Sc. Fisheries Biologist and more.   With help from the MLA Lisa Noonan…. Emily C Johnston of the Invasive Species Outreach Liaison  The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters has provided the SIGN below that we will post at the boat launch and some stickers to help spread awareness.

 On a less aggressive note:

Several decades ago we could easily catch numerous amounts of pickerel, sunfish, rock bass and large mouth bass in Brandy Lake.  It was the norm  to catch a bucket full off most any dock and release.    I’d say maybe 2 to 3 decades ago we first noticed the Pike invasion.   The general fish population has  decreased maybe due to the dominate Pike.    Not being a scientest…..this is just a guess

Let me be clear we are not fish scientists …we are simply trying to make owners aware of invading species.    We are concerned about the  invading species shown in the picture below …in this new world of change.   You can contact Invading species hotline HERE  if you happen to spot one of them

Please dump your PWC, I/O or outboard bilge on dry land before launching into Brandy Lake.

We have had communications with Ministry of Natural Resorces Fisheries  Tom Brooke, M.Sc. Fisheries Biologist and more.   With help from the MLA Lisa Noonan…. Emily C Johnston of the Invasive Species Outreach Liaison  The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters has provided the SIGN below that we will post at the boat launch and some stickers to help spread awareness.

 On a less aggressive note:

Several decades ago we could easily catch numerous amounts of pickerel, sunfish, rock bass and large mouth bass in Brandy Lake.  It was the norm  to catch a bucket full off most any dock and release.    I’d say maybe 2 to 3 decades ago we first noticed the Pike invasion.   The general fish population has  decreased maybe due to the dominate Pike.    Not being a scientest…..this is just an assumption.

The dominant  predator Pike are not an invasive species but have probably been introduced to the lake by bait release and have changed the dymanics of our fish population..as an observation..not scientific proof.  

Brandy Lake Invasive

Brandy Lake STOP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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