Shocking 2009
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources performed electro-shocking on Lake
Summerset on Sept. 9. (The last time they did this was Sept. 2006). The DNR officials weigh
and measure every single fish that is temporarily collected.   Perhaps the most "shocking"
thing obversed was the removal of  38 carp, easily totaling 500 lbs.  These pigs are a real
detriment to our lake, stirring up phosphorous and silt from the bottom and destroying
spawning beds. But the good news is an increased population of 1-2 year class panfish. This
is the result of very good spawning conditions the last couple years —yes, those pesky
“weeds” that are finally growing  back! The DNR will provide an official report in a few
months.