02-21-2012, 09:45 PM
Re: Brunner Island
Wow ! Never knew about that part of the rivers history. It's good to see that the turn around was so successful. Alot of us don't appreciate what we have and that's a shame . There is so much beauty all around us and sometimes it needs some help.
In my lifetime I've been lucky to witness some great turnarounds. I remember the Tocks Islabd Dam project and all I could think was the end of the Delaware River. Thank God more than on state had a say in that one.
After seeing hundreds of stripers laying to rot at Montauk from drift nets I thought the fishery may never come back .But the nets were banned and the fishery has come back better than ever.
I remember the oil slicks on the Hudson River and the fish most commonly caught were Coney Island Whitefish(prophylactics). Now the river not only has great bass fishing but also the best Striper run anywhere not to mention fabulous shad run .
The list includes Long island Sound , Moriches Bay Lake Ontario and it's tribs and many more . I'm glad I've been around to see them recover.
Now I have to new disasters that I hope I can see recover in my lifetime the Connetquot River on Long Island where whirling disease has virtually destroyed the fishery and a fantastic multispecies lake near my house Lake Stillwater which was drained to the ground for a dam that wasn't needed . A fine wild fishery now a dead sea.
"I was born to fish" Lee Wulff
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