I've been fishing Stick Marsh for 3 years now waiting for the hydrilla to come back in some quantities. As of last week the vegetation is pretty much limited to eel grass that EVERYONE is keying on! Boats on Boats on Boats ..its crazy. Is FWC or anyone actively preventing the hydrilla regrowth? I thought by now since the dredging the Marsh would resemble the Marsh again? I guess if you get there early enough to fish the Monkey Box you can catch 10-20bass..but most boats are in the 5-10 numbers. I call BS on the 40-50 fish a day...
I've side and down scanned scanned the ditches and pump drainage and its frikkin barron of grasses..what gives???
Anybody know if they are treating the lake?
We were there in November of last year and the hydrilla was healthy, green and topped out in numerous places. Obviously this was after Irma.
How it can go from that to what it is now is perplexing.
Having fished it since it’s inception I’ve seen it go thru a lot of changes including loosing all the grass after the hurricanes of 2004.
There is something going on down there that isn’t easy to explain.
I know hydrilla need sunlight to grow and the nasty water would block sunlight but this just seems odd.
It was sprayed.
In the last 10 years, the fish have been healthy and plentiful in spite of the pressure.
This is something different. It’s like the fish have been removed.
It’s gotten so bad that last weekend I saw only 2 boats fishing it.
Or they all got the bass AIDS.