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#10826769 - 05/07/15 07:19 PM Heavy rain effect on spawn
fishinIZ Offline
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Registered: 09/25/10
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Loc: Slaton,TX
With Alan Henry coming up so fast with fish on the beds, I have 2 questions:

1- What is the likelihood of the nests being washed out and loosing this seasons offspring

2- If they are washed out, what effect can we expect to see if any the next couple years

Just some things I wonder about

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#10826835 - 05/07/15 07:49 PM Re: Heavy rain effect on spawn [Re: fishinIZ]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Kinda depends how far along in the spawn a particular fish is. If its early i suspect they can readjust and still spawn

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#10827082 - 05/07/15 09:03 PM Re: Heavy rain effect on spawn [Re: fishinIZ]
Bass98 Offline
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They don't all spawn at the same time. Some fish might have gotten washed out and some have already spawned. The flooded cover should really help the fry.
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#10827200 - 05/07/15 09:41 PM Re: Heavy rain effect on spawn [Re: Bass98]
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Originally Posted By: Bass98
They don't all spawn at the same time. Some fish might have gotten washed out and some have already spawned. The flooded cover should really help the fry.
this. ^^^^

It also makes it harder for guys like me to sight em, well, because I can't see em! Hah.

Knowing where a few beds were right before the hard rain and wind, I went to them a day or two after. Water was HORRIBLE muddy. Still yanked em up. I say the water clarity doesn't effect the spawn in a negative way. In fact, with guys like me, and other bed predators, I guess it would have a few more positives.
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#10827998 - 05/08/15 09:27 AM Re: Heavy rain effect on spawn [Re: fishinIZ]
Big Red 12 Offline
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If eggs were laid already. Good possibility of losing those. I seen it on Tawakoni twice before.
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