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So I took a walk around Lake Glenview last night and noticed something - the water wasn't the normal chalky/stained color it usually is. In fact, it was probably the clearest i've ever seen it (relatively speaking of course). Anyone else notice this?
 

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That's really interesting. I haven't been there yet but I noticed the water has been dirtier the past 2 years than before. I might have to take a quick trip up there today.
 

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me and the gf were there on sunday it was cleaner then as well. I told her the exact same thing......... I guess we haven't really had any rain lately maybe thats the reason....
 

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Actually, it's been the wettest spring in Chicago history according to Skilling. I'm wondering if something was done to clear up the water.
 

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I`ve also noticed that north of the piers it is very clear,the south end is still murky.
 

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Thats true about the most rain in a spring. The whole summers supposed to be rainy and colder.

As to why the waters clearer, i have no clue. Everything else that ive seen has been all turned up and cloudy because the run off
 

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U can see the water clarity in this pic

Maybe it has something to do with the new weedbeds forming in the Glen that were never there before,or atleast I never noticed them.
Seems like the weed growth is rampant this year :shock:
 

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Maybe Zebra Mussels. I fished up at Tichigan in Racine County Wisconsin. this was the clearest we've ever seen it. The guys said there was so much rain that it eventually clears everything up.
 

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I don't know what it is, but I highly doubt it is due to zebra muscles since you can't launch any boats there. They would have no way of getting into there. :?
 

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A couple of years ago I spoke to a CCFPD biologist about the water clarity and (then) newly formed weeds at Axehead Lake. He attributed it to zebra muscles. No boats allowed there either.

Perhaps the bucketheads, birds, or ne're-do-wells have contributed to zebra muscles being introduced to such waters.

I do know that the water source for Lake Glenview is storm drainage. I'm sure those things could have found their way into the drainage system somehow.
 

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Speaking of Axehead, I stopped by Wednesday evening and the water was crystal clear on the north side and I was able to see lots of small bass roaming around. Are they still spawning? They weren't interested in eating.
 

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well if they are zebra's some one is bound to hook up with em. i have hooked up with them on numerous occasions at "deep quarry."
 

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mad craw 77 said:
well if they are zebra's some one is bound to hook up with em. i have hooked up with them on numerous occasions at "deep quarry."
Same here about deep. got them on the weeds...
 

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WrenchingnFishing said:
mad craw 77 said:
well if they are zebra's some one is bound to hook up with em. i have hooked up with them on numerous occasions at "deep quarry."
Same here about deep. got them on the weeds...
i was there last week and got some off weeds as well. I had no idea they could latch on to them.
 
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