Kansas Lake to be Emptied, Stocked with Better Fish
Associtated Press - Sun 12:37 PM 08/12/2012
A popular state fishing lake in south-central Kansas will soon be emptied of water — and fish.
Wildlife biologists have determined that problematic species like invasive white perch have crowded out more desirable sport fish at Kingman State Fishing Lake.
The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/QOpXhS ) the 144-acre lake will soon be drained, with all of the fish to be poisoned and left to die. The Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will refill the lake and eventually restock it bluegill, northern pike, largemouth bass and channel catfish.
This isn't the first time the state has rehabilitated Kingman Lake, but fisheries biologist Jeff Koch says this time, the public won't be allowed to salvage any of the doomed fish. That's so people don't mistakenly take white perch and introduce them elsewhere.