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Re: Tamarack Lake............ 2018/12/10 13:03:25 (permalink)
Does anyone know if the lake will be fishable by spring?
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Re: Tamarack Lake............ 2018/12/10 13:25:57 (permalink)
Lake will probably closed until spring of 2020 if the PFBC follows the schedule they used last time they drained it.  The other factor will be how long it takes the lake to fill back up.  If I get a chance this week I'll check to see if it has started filling
 
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Re: Tamarack Lake............ 2018/12/10 14:13:59 (permalink)
Thanks Mike... but what a bummer.
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Re: Tamarack Lake............ 2018/12/14 13:14:06 (permalink)
Just took a ride past the lake. No sign of activity on the Meadville end and although the dam looks completed  it looks like a lot of grading work needs to be finished. Crews were moving a lot of materials around and it looked like the gate system was completed on the Cochranton end but the temporary dam is still in.   So I'd say it will be spring time before they shut the gates and start filling the lake up.
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Re: Tamarack Lake............ 2018/12/14 16:09:04 (permalink)
Thanks Mike. I tried getting over there today, to Tamarack, but got waylaid at a real estate office in Meadville.

Will be exciting to watch the lake refill.

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Re: Tamarack Lake............ 2019/01/10 12:28:56 (permalink)
Channel 24 Erie news just reported today at noon that Tamarack Lake will be started to re-fill sometime in Mid-April and is expected to take 6 months to do that. With the rain we  have had, I would expect it to fill sooner if it stays as wet as it has been. Good news for a change. They say the dams should last for the next 50 years...Let us hope so...
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Re: Tamarack Lake............ 2019/01/10 15:10:32 (permalink)
Ohhhhhhh surrrre........ I leave town for a few months and they decide to refill the lake. See how they are!!!!

On a lighter note, I'll be very happy to see how the dams look, in fifty years. πŸ˜‚

Thanks for posting the info Olds.

Kudos to the "Friends of Tamarack" in getting the lake refilled. 🍻

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Re: Tamarack Lake............ 2019/01/10 15:42:28 (permalink)
Well BTDT, in 50 years from now I will be 125 and I hesitate to think what I might look like...much less the 2 dams
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Re: Tamarack Lake............ 2019/01/10 18:27:28 (permalink)
Ha haa..... I hear you but dont let that old age thingy bother ya. They say you are only as old as you feel.

I say "BS" cause if that were the case, I'd be 125 already. lmao

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Re: Tamarack Lake............ 2019/02/08 07:37:06 (permalink)

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Re: Tamarack Lake............ 2019/02/09 07:55:09 (permalink)
Thanks for the update fishin coyote. I was planning on driving over for a look see. You saved me the time and gas needed. Seems to be pretty much all good news...olds
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Re: Tamarack Lake............ 2019/02/09 13:18:13 (permalink)
Super good news Mike, thanks for putting it up.πŸ‘

Once again, KUDOS to "The Friends of Tamarack". job well done.🍻

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Re: Tamarack Lake............ 2019/03/21 16:17:31 (permalink)
  I took a ride past Tamarack Lake yesterday. The south end (Pettets)  has a large pool in front of the dam about 50 yards long. There is also a channel going up the lake as far as I could see from the road.
If the lake is to be full by the end of this year...better get'er done.
 
  I was told when the lake was first built that the runoff from the surrounding hills and springs was equal to a 6 inch pipe running full flow year around.  Well, there's 285 days left this year and a lot of dry lake bed to fill.  
  Later...  Chuckles

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Re: Tamarack Lake............ 2019/03/21 21:24:40 (permalink)
Can yinz imagine the excitement that must be running through the minds of "Friends of Tamarack" each day, as the water becomes deeper and deeper.

Pachuckles it was certainly nice of you to post an update. For sure it will take quite sometime as the filling will be very controlled, allowing for the engineers to observe the new dams.

Congratulations to "The Friends of Tamarack".
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2019/03/21 21:26:09

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Re: Tamarack Lake............ 2019/03/28 07:16:45 (permalink)

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Re: Tamarack Lake............ 2019/03/28 08:23:02 (permalink)
Thanks for the link Mike, interesting read.

I did giggle when it was mentioned, weeds so thick you can walk across them. Reminded me of the good ole days at Tamarack before the first draining.

Good times (again at Tamarack) and tight lines. 🍻

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Re: Tamarack Lake............ 2019/05/17 06:40:11 (permalink)
This was in the Meadville paper yesterday

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https://www.meadvilletrib...8fb2-8f4cc266fd23.html

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Re: Tamarack Lake............ 2019/05/17 10:04:14 (permalink)
Darned interesting, thanks for posting the link Mike. πŸ‘

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Re: Tamarack Lake............ 2019/05/17 10:40:09 (permalink)
zap em all.
 
i recently found out that when the state nets invasive fish in their survey nets they get re-released.
carp, chain pickerel (in wrong drainages) because it'd be too hard to take them all out...
 
well, wouldn't reducing their print make sense?  I'd imagine if you let a local Amish community they can come pick up tons of carp for fertilizer they'd help the heap of stink. 
 
i also very much appreciate that they're attempting to remove these carp before refilling.  
 
happy friday. 
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Re: Tamarack Lake............ 2019/05/20 06:50:08 (permalink)
I've read that bowfin are the biggest predator of carp.  Some may not like the idea of putting another toothy predator into our lakes, but it seems like they do help control the carp populations in the waters that they currently reside.  I haven't noticed an over abundance of carp in Conneaut Lake.
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Re: Tamarack Lake............ 2019/05/20 08:29:26 (permalink)
they'll find their way there.  they're native and travel well.  
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Re: Tamarack Lake............ 2019/05/20 08:47:19 (permalink)
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they'll find their way there.  they're native and travel well.  


Carp are 100% not native.
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Re: Tamarack Lake............ 2019/05/20 10:08:52 (permalink)
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GilliganJR
they'll find their way there.  they're native and travel well.  


Carp are 100% not native.




talkin about the bowfin...  i'm a huge proponent of irradiation of non-natives
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Re: Tamarack Lake............ 2019/05/20 19:11:04 (permalink)
for the amount of fish left in a 1 acre pool  cant be that many , to insure complete eradication of carp , kill everything in the pool, to ensure a better restocking
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Re: Tamarack Lake............ 2019/05/21 10:08:30 (permalink)
would take one heck of a car battery...  any chemical use would end up down stream.  
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Re: Tamarack Lake............ 2019/06/20 08:37:32 (permalink)
Meadville tribune says they are closing the valves today at 11 am  to start the refill process

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Re: Tamarack Lake............ 2019/06/20 11:00:48 (permalink)
Super.... Thanks for the update Mike.

If the weather pattern holds it shouldn't take long to fill.

Good times and tight lines.

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Re: Tamarack Lake............ 2019/06/20 15:03:35 (permalink)
One of the Erie news stations sent a reporter to the lake to live stream the re-dedication of the lake on the book of faces.
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Re: Tamarack Lake............ 2019/07/18 09:20:05 (permalink)
Thought some of the Tamarack fans might be interested, hope the link works.  
 
Being a flood control project, hopefully all the recent rains will help Tamarack reach her full pool of 13 feet sooner then expected and quicken her restocking of fishes.
 
https://www.meadvilletrib...94bd-77a98d395d86.html
 
 

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
 
 
 
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