Even split between
our two big lakes (CarpLake and LakeLe-An-Wa).
News Flash on 5/28/09:Our hauler (BeaverLake) and/or Commercial fisherman (Tim Smith at Lake Erie) had problems:We lost about
25% of this load, we’ve heard the other lake in Indiana (Wagon Wheel) who received
these lost even more (delivered after us).Current thinking is the hand-sorted were held too long in the barge
(near 7 days for some) and the hauler carried too many on a hot day using blown
air instead of oxygen, though it was cool water.Both are saying they will make it right with
more fish when available:stay tuned, it
was not pleasant but it appears that ¾ of these fine jumbos are gonna make it.
Update 6/4/09: Losses trailed off quickly around 5/28/09 and we lost about 30% (700 pounds or so). It was sad and hard work.Asphyxiation and some held too long on the
barges of Lake Erie (as they were hand-sorted over a week’s fishing) is
considered the culprit.BeaverLake has refunded 20% of our money and has given us the
contact of the Lake Erie Commercial Fishermen (names with-held while we make
contact) for future fish and/or make-up.Our gratitude to Rob Knight of BeaverLake for trying to make it right.About 1,500
pounds of jumbos were saved and everyone involved has taken a beating for them.We hope they’ll do fine now at well-aerated IndyLakes and all the bait you’ll feed them!