Got this from the link above: "The plug was put back in on September 8 at which time all of the ditches were poisoned to rid the watershed of carp and other undesireable fish. The lake has been slow to fill as rains were scarce in September. However, restocking has commenced as of this date, with largemouth bass and a few crappie. Panfish should arrive from the hatcheries within a month. Fishing opportunities will be limited however, since most all of the fish will be fry and fingerlings at the time of stocking. Initially, catch and release will be encouraged so that those few adults that go back in will reproduce and jump start the fishery. Thanks for your patience. "
My question is didn't they restock willow slough several years back..maybe in the 90's sometime? Why all the trouble?