Hello guys and gals, anyone been fishing in Buffalo or Bluestone yet? I know its early but I have to say Im fighting cabin fever a bit, and was considering coming down on Monday to try my luck, or do you think I would be better off waiting a week or two? Thanks in advance, take care, and tight lines.
All, I hope and pray we do not get hit hard. Crappie are a very sensative fish to unstability anyway but my gut feeling with what I have seen on the news and heard from people close to the incident this may not go well. Someone is not telling all the facts because the acknowledgement and reaction time do not all add up or make sense. They have stopped the leak but I believe the 88,000 tons they have acknowledged may be a low number. If they cleaned up the Gulf there are people on this planet who can clean this up with minimal damage but will the "Big Guns" be called in or will it trickle down to State and Federal intervention which will be passed on to our great, great granchildren in taxes and they will be left with the damage to the lake? My wife and I are property owners at Kerr to the tune of "not so small dollars". At our age and grandchildren college age we would like to sell and invest somewhere else so lets all hope and pray the damage can be held to low numbers in all areas. Regards, G
I think this is going to suck no matter what. The Arsenic level is one of the big concerns. We already have PCBs and other heavy metal issues. Problem is this stuff is not like oil so it mixes in the water. I think our only hope is they plug it up and a lot of rain to dilute it all. But I still think this is going to suck. Time to get a lawyer to try and claim your property losses.
I have seen it first hand here in danville. .went to river to catch bait this past Tuesday. .and the dan looked like grey paint. .unbelievable. .got to be worse than they are letting us know. .I posted pics I took. .in my thread eden spill into the Dan. .I have fished this river here since I was bout 16. .never have I seen anything like this. .
gkc,i think you are dead on.good ole DUKE ENERGY should be demanded to call in the big guns sa you call it, but the sad part is , we tax payers will pay for it one way or the other. DUKE simply turns operating cost in to utilities comm, ask for a rate hike, there goes the electric bill again.SAD,SAD,SAD.
I think the only way to stop these big cooperation from doing this is to put somebody in jail,a fine want work,look at the difference states that been doing this,they are still at it.go straight to jail,no free cards to get out.and the crooked lawyers go with them.K5
that'll never happen kenny..its all about the money and duke has plenty of it..they'll keep telling us what we want to hear..and there customers will pay for there losses..and i doubt any of the big wheels at duke give a s!&t about our river/lake
All, The State EPA is now saying per an article just releaed on WNCN Channel 17 web site that they made a honest mistake in the levels of Arsenic in the water samples they initially took. The levels they are now quoting are way above the "safe level". As I stated in the post above from what I heard and saw the numbers did not add up. The concentration in that 88,000 tons mixed with a guestimated volume of water where the test were done could not be correct. They have now added 27 million gallons of contaminated water went with the ash. Until someone outside the bureaucracy test the water humans, animals and fish may be at an alarming risk. I guess we will know more as this unfolds. LORD help us. Regards, G
Well, looks like the US Justice department has opened a criminal investigation concerning the ash spill into the Dan River, it will take a long while either way before anything comes of this, but at least someone will have to answer some tough questions, back on topic, I did not fish this week, it was just too cold, (I know, Im a wuss). I am planning on going Thursday this week, probably Buffalo Creek, unless someone tells me something different, I will give a report on how I did, take care, and tight lines my friends.