Lake Lindsey getting big makeover
Monday, July 26, 2010
Media contact: Gary Morse, 863-648-3200
Lake Lindsey, in northeast Hernando County, is
getting a needed makeover designed to help the aging body of water
recoup its reputation as a destination for local panfish anglers.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC),
Hernando County and the Hernando County Waterways Task Force are
partnering in an effort to improve fish habitat and recreational
opportunities in the 137-acre lake near Chinsegut Hill.
Mechanical harvesting of four acres of floating
tussock (islands of thick, floating vegetation and mud) and 15
acres of spatterdock (lily pad) roots started July 26 and is
scheduled to be completed within 30 days. The public boat ramp on
Lake Village Lane will be closed from July 26 through the end of
the project. The cost of the project is $49,000.
Changes to the hydrology in the surrounding area
and a prolonged drought allowed Lake Lindsey to become overgrown
with purple fanwort, a submersed aquatic plant, which reduced the
lake's recreational value. Grass carp stocked in 2007
controlled the purple fanwort, but large areas of spatterdock and
floating tussock replaced fanwort as the biggest aquatic plant
problem in the lake.
For more information on enhanced public fishing
opportunities, go to MyFWC.com/Fishing or call your nearest FWC