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#11044316 - 08/15/15 08:21 PM What's this?
a lo109 Offline
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Registered: 04/12/12
Posts: 816
Loc: McKinney
Hit Buck Creek this morning an observed this goo on the ramp. While fishing I seen it in attached to various bushes as well. Anybody know what this stuff is?

As for fishing I only caught three dinks. There is a [censored] load of bait fish in the area and it would be my guess the fish are gorging themselves on them. Every now and then you would see shad getting blown out of the water. If I had a rooster tail, gay blade or small swim bait I probably could of had some fun with sandbass. But I did not so I moved on.
Here's what the Buck Creek ramp looks like for those interested.
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#11044346 - 08/15/15 08:33 PM Re: What's this? [Re: a lo109]
Topwater Dude Offline
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Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 16
Bryozoans. Harmless

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#11044348 - 08/15/15 08:33 PM Re: What's this? [Re: a lo109]
gutcheck Offline
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Registered: 07/28/08
Posts: 2469
Loc: Dallas
They're called bryozoa. They're colonies of smaller creatures, sort of like how coral is a colony. Totally normal. In fact they don't tolerate poor water quality well so it's a good sign when you find them. I've seen them on a lot of lakes this summer.
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#11044417 - 08/15/15 09:09 PM Re: What's this? [Re: a lo109]
a lo109 Offline
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Registered: 04/12/12
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Loc: McKinney
Cool thanks for the info.
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#11047361 - 08/17/15 02:29 PM Re: What's this? [Re: a lo109]
cchoww Offline
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Registered: 04/13/05
Posts: 237
Loc: Denton, TX
Saw them at Amon Carter as well.

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#11047470 - 08/17/15 03:30 PM Re: What's this? [Re: a lo109]
Fish ZoMbiE Offline
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Registered: 03/25/09
Posts: 9769
Saw them on Tawak too woot
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#11049591 - 08/18/15 03:41 PM Re: What's this? [Re: gutcheck]
The Ninja Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/27/12
Posts: 2017
Loc: N. Fort Worth
Originally Posted By: gutcheck
They're called bryozoa. They're colonies of smaller creatures, sort of like how coral is a colony. Totally normal. In fact they don't tolerate poor water quality well so it's a good sign when you find them. I've seen them on a lot of lakes this summer.



Hence the Kayak Bass Professor has spoke! Thanks Tom, I learned something new!

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