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09-21-2013 10:47 PM #1
Fayette fish kill
Fishing was pretty damn slow today, 20 mph sustained winds when I arrived at 6am and it blew all day. We managed a few fish here and there on frogs and worms. We saw a disturbing amount of dead fish floating, thousands of fish of all species. Some little creeks and cuts seemed completely devoid of life, with their shorelines covered in dead fish. Saw a lot of bass in the 3-5 range, all appearing to be freshly dead. There was a pretty strong Sulphur smell in the affected areas. What could cause this? I read that big storms can stir up the bottom, which lowers the dissolved oxygen in the water. Anyone seen this before after a storm?
09-21-2013 11:11 PM #2
pics?I can't complain but sometimes I still do
09-21-2013 11:18 PM #3
I've read that too, about the mud - never seen a kill like that, though. That sux.
09-21-2013 11:58 PM #4
I hate to hear of that many fish dying. I think it is something to do with the rain and water run off into the water bringing some type of pollutant. Sulfur smell has to have something to do with it.“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.” –Doug Larson
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09-22-2013 12:05 AM #5
Sounds like the lake may have turned over. When the surface water cools in the Fall it sinks and forces some of the funky, smelly deeper water to the surface. I've noticed this on the upper part of Buchanan lately."When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading." - Henny Youngman
09-22-2013 01:07 AM #6
Based on this website, it does sound like the lake turned over. Especially with the high winds.
seasonal lake statification
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When oxygen is depleted in a water body, anaerobic bacteria partially break down the sediment. In the process, they expel hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide is the rotten egg smell present when you stir up the muck in most lakes or ponds. The cause of the odor is a lack of oxygen.
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09-22-2013 04:56 AM #7
09-22-2013 06:49 AM #8
you know, i noticed my anchor rope kinda smelled funky last weekend as i pulled anchor up...wonder if bastrop is gonna go thru the same thing?
09-22-2013 09:10 AM #9
I didn't realize fall turnover resulted in large fish kills? Many lakes go through it every year, and I've seen many lakes go through it without observing a large fish kill.
09-22-2013 09:49 AM #10
Sorry, no pics, was too busy not catching anything. I've seen lakes turned over in the fall, but I too had never seen it accompanied by a fish kill like this. Another thing that was weird is that it only appeared to happen on one side of the lake. Three fingers looked fine.
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