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Twin Lakes Club – Lakes Management Newsletter
This letter is to inform Twin Lakes Club Members of the steps being taken to maintain the health of our lakes and fish. Carl Grizzle has actively helped manage the lakes for decades and has brought items of attention to the board. Carl Grizzle, Sonny Justice and Board Member Charles Roberts may be contacted if further information is needed beyond this newsletter.
The 1st item is water quality. The Board has voted to have the lakes fertilized late March or early April. Fertilization will help eliminate slime, weed growth and promote water clarity and fish growth.
The 2nd item is fish population. The Board has voted to have Thread Fin Shad added to both lakes, per Carl Grizzle’s recommendation, to enhance the growth rate of the fish population (i.e. Bass, Bream and Crappie). Thread Fin Shad will reproduce and supply food for the current fish population for several years. The
3rd item is fish harvesting. Due to the small size of the current fish population, it will take time for the current population to recover properly if certain fish are removed from the lakes. The Board now asks all members to abide by the following fish conservation rules, effective immediately:
1-) Large Mouth Bass 12” or longer – return to the lake
2-) Limit your catch and keep to: 5 Large Mouth Bass (less than 12” per day) 8 Bream (less than 8” per day) 8 Crappie (less than 8” per day)
These rules will allow the smaller fish to grow to a much larger size and help maintain healthy lakes. The Board would like to thank all of its members for their participation in helping to maintain these beautiful lakes.
Clean Your Curbs
Posted on Feb 19th, 2019
The Twin Lakes Board would like to ask for the
neighborhood residents’ cooperation in
keeping our lake water clean and healthy.
This year the Board has invested close to five
thousand dollars in our lakes’ quality. The lakes have been
fertilized, restocked, and additional riprap has been added to
the upper lake. On our web site, www.twinlakesclub.net information about stocking the lake and about how residents can help
to control the growth of the fish over the next few month is posted.
Please read this and help us with allowing the fish to mature.
Below are some simple ways that you can help with the
Lakes’ water quality:
1. Clean your curbs. Help our lakes’ water by preventing
leaves, grass, and other yard trash from running off
into storm drains. Grass clippings in the water consumes
the dissolved oxygen necessary for aquatic life. Without
oxygen, many organisms will die or move out. They will
be replaced with organisms like black fly larvae, leeches,
and sludge worms.
Grass clippings blown on the curb when wet are also a
hazard for walkers.
Our curbs reflect our attitude about our neighborhood.
Be a good citizen and help us make our streets clean
2. Curb your dogs. That means “Scoop his Poop!
Rain water carries pathogens in dog waste into the
Lake. It also contains nitrogen and phosphorus
Which contributes to slimy and sometimes toxic algae.
Remember: Storm Drains Run Directly into the Lakes! Thank you for helping to make our neighborhood
a pleasant and attractive place to live.