Effort to save bass at Lake Elsinore

LAKE ELSINORE 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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