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I witnessed three near-total fish-killing drawdowns at San Carlos Lake in the 1970s and early 1980s. Each time, the bass and crappies returned without restocking, and fishing for 2-pound bass was excellent within three years. Fisheries experts I interviewed claimed that the brush that grew up while the lake was down created spawning shelters and food for fish.


Bill Quimby

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Heard they were catching crappie already. I would be afraid to eat though might have high mercury levels. The lake will come back she always does. I do not recall the Reservation ever re-stocking after a fish kill. I just hope San Carlos keeps water for a few years so I can fish it again.

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