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Effort to save bass at Lake Elsinore

April 25, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Aquatic experts at Lake Elsinore are trying to save the lake's striped bass. More then 3,200 pounds of striped bass are being restocked to help revitalize the population of a fish prized by anglers.Experts say carp stir up sediment at the bottom of the lake and eat the eggs of the striped bass. Nearly one-and-a-half million carp have been removed from the lake as part of a five year plan to save the bass.

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"So we've been temporarily stocking these hybrid striped bass - which don't reproduce - in the lake as a measure to control carp offspring and these excessive minnows," said Lake Elsinore Aquatic Services Director Pat Kilroy.

The city will continue to remove carp from the lake over the next two years.


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