Just saw the news release. They started on the dam today! First stage is only a small notch to let water level slowly down. Project completion - one year or less.
A dam that actually holds a reservoir would be bigger priority to fix. Supposedly Griggs is at risk but is said to be in fair shape. The Cuyahoga always floods in valley view. No dam there. The valley floods at riverview near weiss road all the time. Near the walk in pond the creek you have to wade thru always floods.While the State is just now starting to reopen, I have to wonder if the dam failures in MI this past week expedited this project at all.
Regardless, it's nice to see this get started.
Its doubtful that walleye would move in on their own. The strain of walleye that used to run up the Hoga was wiped out once akron and Cleveland started pumping their waste and silt into it. It would have to be restocked and who knows how long it would take to get a run established again.I can't wait to see what runs upstream to Akron when the dam comes down. It would be nice to get some white bass and instead of the little white perch. Walleye would be great too.l
Doubt it. You'll always get the occasional straggler like we are now until stocked with fry that have imprinted on it. I've kinda changed my stance on introducing steelhead just because they're not native but it would be nice that to have something in there other than smallmouth and pickerel sized northerns. You'll occasionally get something out of the ordinary but not much more. I'm pretty much done with smallmouth and pickerel since I went up to maine. I was catching 3 and 4 pound smallmouth almost every cast when fishing for stripers on the Kennebec. It was fun the first couple casts, after that not so much. Historically there weren't as many black bass as there are now. They've taken over as more niches that were opened up once other species were eradicated. I think that's mostly why I rarely fish for them because I've realized they're practically like carp. Smallmouth are one of the reasons why atlantic salmon are in such a sorry state. And things won't improve in the Hoga diversity wise until some smallmouth are thinned out.Agree! Soon as they say its stocked, the weekend fishermen come out the woodwork. It will happen naturally.
You mean sauger? Sauger were extremely prominent in lake erie tributaries before a mix of commercial harvesting and water quality MASSIVELY thinned them out to a small remaining population in the Maumee and Sandusky.Its doubtful that walleye would move in on their own. The strain of walleye that used to run up the Hoga was wiped out once akron and Cleveland started pumping their waste and silt into it. It would have to be restocked and who knows how long it would take to get a run established again.