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#11011131 - 07/30/15 10:26 PM Thousands of dead baitfish on north end of Monticello?? WTH?
slowrollmtn Offline
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Registered: 11/26/11
Posts: 22
Loc: Tyler, Tx
Went to Monti Wed evening and the north end of Monti had dead baitfish everywhere you looked on the surface. EVERYWHERE. Anybody know anything about this?

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#11011428 - 07/31/15 08:12 AM Re: Thousands of dead baitfish on north end of Monticello?? WTH? [Re: slowrollmtn]
Chris G Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 2099
Loc: Frisco, TX
It happens every summer when the water temps on the main lake get to 105+....a buddy told me the temps at the RR bridge were 102 a couple of weeks ago so I figured the annual shad kill wasn't far behind.
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#11011475 - 07/31/15 08:41 AM Re: Thousands of dead baitfish on north end of Monticello?? WTH? [Re: slowrollmtn]
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TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4933
Loc: somervell county
SOP for Monticello in the summer. With them generating in the summer those temps cause stress to the shad. Thousands dead? Good news is there are millions.
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#11011545 - 07/31/15 09:09 AM Re: Thousands of dead baitfish on north end of Monticello?? WTH? [Re: slowrollmtn]
Chris G Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 2099
Loc: Frisco, TX
And for whatever its worth, it normally kills the fishing as well....no pun intended
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#11012660 - 07/31/15 06:08 PM Re: Thousands of dead baitfish on north end of Monticello?? WTH? [Re: slowrollmtn]
lizardfliper Offline
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Registered: 02/05/09
Posts: 335
bass too, or just the baitfish?

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#11013103 - 07/31/15 10:45 PM Re: Thousands of dead baitfish on north end of Monticello?? WTH? [Re: slowrollmtn]
rxkid2001 Offline
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Registered: 01/26/11
Posts: 3945
Loc: Wishing I was in TX
Always wondered how hot those lakes got in the TX heat.

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