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#11460787 - 03/07/16 10:22 AM What Was That?
Big Hopper Offline

Registered: 04/02/08
Posts: 257
Loc: Midlothian, Tx.
Fished off of my Brothers dock at Cedar Creek last Saturday. Put out a Green-light suspended just above the water line. While watching my minnow baited line and bobber, I would occasionally watch the glow of the green-light, to see if it was attracting any baitfish. No luck. But after a few hours, I leaned close over the green-light and noticed that a swarm of very small animals had gathered under the light. They were almost too small to see, but they moved around and swam in a pattern around the light. They were very hard to see, almost clear. When I say SMALL ... I mean SMALL. They were much smaller that a mosquito larva. I would guess that there were probably a thousand or more in a sq. ft. of water.

What do you think they were? Protazoa? Microplankton or maybe shad fry?

p.s. We caught 2 male and 2 female crappie for the evening. The fish are just starting to move in.
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#11460827 - 03/07/16 10:36 AM Re: What Was That? [Re: Big Hopper]
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I put a similar light out 2 nights ago off our dock. Only saw 1 shad swim thru bang
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#11460908 - 03/07/16 11:08 AM Re: What Was That? [Re: Big Hopper]
erittmueller Offline

Registered: 07/25/15
Posts: 488
Loc: Irving/Valley Ranch
Could be baby baitfish, probably freshwater shrimp or other small crustacean or insect

#11461050 - 03/07/16 11:49 AM Re: What Was That? [Re: Big Hopper]
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Registered: 03/02/03
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Loc: Temple,Tx,USA
Daphnia. Also called common water flea. Very essential to a good lake ecosystem.


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