The fish are back at Logan Lake and if you’re lucky, you can catch $100.
The district has re-stocked the lake after a combination of factors killed all the fish in the lake over the winter.
“The oxygenator went down. It was still pumping but it wasn’t pumping oxygen. That in combination with the depth of the snow and the thickness of the ice it was almost the perfect trifecta to impact the lake.”
Chief Administrative Officer Randy Lambright says after previous fish kills only about 1,000 fish were put back.
But he says, this year is different.
“Working with the Ministry we were able to get 3,000 catch-able size fish. Catch-able is anywhere between 8 to 10 inches and they figure those, based on the amount of feed in the lake those will be about 2 or 2.5 pounds by September.”
In addition to the three-thousand so-called “catch-able” fish, another 3,000 fry sized fish have been added.
Those should be of catch-able size by next year, unless mother nature wipes them out this winter.
Of the fish that are ready to catch, 100 have been tagged.
Lambright says if you’re lucky enough to catch a tagged fish, you can bring the tag into the district for $100.