The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has deployed 1,800 feet of floating boom which is being used in an experimental way to help aid in giant salvinia control efforts. […]
Since 1998 — when giant salvinia was first discovered in Louisiana at Toledo Bend — the state’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has been fighting an uphill battle to keep the invasive South American plant under control. […]
Alan Bass was set June 15 to fish a Lake Bistineau bass tournament with Shreveport’s Bayou Bandits Bass Club, and was greeted with what has become a familiar sight when he pulled up to Grice’s Landing. […]
Old dogs don’t learn new tricks.
This cliché reminds me of a bassin’ buddy with whom I fished Toledo Bend several years ago.
“If they don’t bite this jig, I ain’t gonna catch them,” he grumbled.
Unfortunately, it was a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Anybody predicting they aren’t going to catch bass at Caddo Lake right now because of all the giant salvinia will be just as accurate in his or her assessment. […]
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries is set to spray 800 acres of giant salvinia growing on Toledo Bend today, the agency announced.
The effort to control the spread of giant salvinia is concentrated on shallow backwater areas devoid of trees, and will include follow-up herbicide spraying from airboats in tree-filled areas. […]
Aerial spraying of giant salvinia is set to begin today on Lake Bistineau in an effort to control the aquatic vegetation that has taken over the reservoir, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries announced.
Helicopter crews will conduct the spraying over two days, with workers in airboats following up with additional spraying in areas of thick concentration among dense cypress trees, the LDWF said. […]
Two thousand acres of giant salvinia on Toledo Bend were treated this weekend by a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department contractor after the invasive species was washed out of the reservoir’s upper reaches into a huge mat that backed up at the Pendleton Bridge. […]