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#11012294 - 07/31/15 03:22 PM need help identifying this plant and what's causing it
Mark's Fence Repair Offline
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I was rolling through trophy Club park last Sunday and I found this:
can you fish here? What's Goin on?
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#11012300 - 07/31/15 03:27 PM Re: need help identifying this plant and what's causing it [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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I believe it/s called duck weed, not sure though. You can fish it but gets your stuff nasty. Throw a frog over it!
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#11012326 - 07/31/15 03:47 PM Re: need help identifying this plant and what's causing it [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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happens with flood waters, at least that's where I saw it everywhere up north of lake Lavon around the roads I like to ride my motorcycle, looks like thick fluffy pollen clumps almost. Duckweed and tons of floating debris from flood waters

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#11012371 - 07/31/15 04:10 PM Re: need help identifying this plant and what's causing it [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Mostly duckweed. May be watermeal mixed in too, they often grow together. They both grow in warm, fertile, stagnant water. Can be detrimental to dissolved oxygen in the water, but it also insulates and cools the water beneath. As long as oxygen is good, fish love it. Running frogs across the surface can be really fun.

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#11012612 - 07/31/15 05:45 PM Re: need help identifying this plant and what's causing it [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Frog snot
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#11013129 - 07/31/15 11:09 PM Re: need help identifying this plant and what's causing it [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Frog snot ok I got it. It was kind of spooky I didn't see fish on the graph and I didn't have luck with live bait it actually was difficult to get the bait to sink
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#11015232 - 08/02/15 01:11 PM Re: need help identifying this plant and what's causing it [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Duck Weed ...........Fork had it for many years in the beginning.

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#11015671 - 08/02/15 05:19 PM Re: need help identifying this plant and what's causing it [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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that's frog fishing heaven right there..

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#11015749 - 08/02/15 05:56 PM Re: need help identifying this plant and what's causing it [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
lamoon78 Offline
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Thats not duckweed.

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#11015772 - 08/02/15 06:06 PM Re: need help identifying this plant and what's causing it [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
JkWho Offline
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I dont think it is duckweed either...

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#11015779 - 08/02/15 06:09 PM Re: need help identifying this plant and what's causing it [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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nuclear waste

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#11015791 - 08/02/15 06:16 PM Re: need help identifying this plant and what's causing it [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Its called Pond Scum. It actually two tho three different forms of algae. Algae. (photosynthetic organisms
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#11016100 - 08/02/15 09:22 PM Re: need help identifying this plant and what's causing it [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Whatever it is... wash your boat & motor when you get out. Leaves a nasty scum line

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#11016266 - 08/02/15 11:41 PM Re: need help identifying this plant and what's causing it [Re: lamoon78]
Outdoordude Offline
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Originally Posted By: lamoon78
Thats not duckweed.


Yes it is. You can see the individual plants on the floating sticks closest to the boat.

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#11016679 - 08/03/15 10:27 AM Re: need help identifying this plant and what's causing it [Re: Outdoordude]
Fishbreeder Offline
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Registered: 02/07/10
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Loc: Brazoria County, Texas
Like someone said up above, a mix of duckweed and watermeal.

It becomes a problem as it spreads across the surface and prevents sunlight penetration to plankton as well as impeding surface diffusion. The result many times is oxygen depletion and a fishless water body.

It comes from being in stagnant, nutrient rich water. It must have calm water and fertility to live.

The best method of control I've found is to get the water moving. We usually install one or more commercial paddlewheel type aerators to form a current in the water, which this stuff just cannot abide and it'll go away on its own. Sometimes cutting down trees to allow for more wind, or making other changes in the way the water moves will help clear it up.

If there is oxygen to support them grass carp eat it up pretty good. Several herbicides will also kill it.

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