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#12533000 - 12/09/17 08:08 PM Algae Bloom?
H.H. Hipshot Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/02/16
Posts: 17
Would you expect an algae bloom this time of year?

I was working at my waterfront lot on Lake Palestine today, and noticed a long area of murky green in the water along the shoreline. I could not determine how extensive it was, since I was land bound.

Just last week, the water had been exceptionally clear.

Any thoughts?

Jim

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#12533320 - 12/10/17 08:38 AM Re: Algae Bloom? [Re: H.H. Hipshot]
SenkoSam Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/03/03
Posts: 167
Loc: New York
I've found out locally that the algae bloom in my local lakes was dependent on rainfall and water temperature. Algae will thrive when the temp stays above 55 and when rainfall is low. It hasn't affected fishing where I fish and fish are healthy, but public warnings have been issued to avoid water contact with the skin and don't let dogs wade in it.


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#12546437 - 12/21/17 12:13 PM Re: Algae Bloom? [Re: H.H. Hipshot]
Butch @Hubbard creek Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/10/17
Posts: 53
Loc: Graham Texas
if golden algae is there you will see a lot of foam on the water when the wind blows but I have never heard of golden algea that for east by the way is there any dead fish ? call parks and wild life they will ck it out
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#12546446 - 12/21/17 12:17 PM Re: Algae Bloom? [Re: H.H. Hipshot]
Butch @Hubbard creek Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/10/17
Posts: 53
Loc: Graham Texas
if golden algae is there you will see a lot of foam on the water when the wind blows but I have never heard of golden algea that for east by the way is there any dead fish ? call parks and wild life they will ck it out
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#12623020 - 02/11/18 11:23 PM Re: Algae Bloom? [Re: H.H. Hipshot]
buggsboy Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/22/11
Posts: 318
Loc: Carthage, Tx/Lake Fork
Algae blooms can occur in winter. I had a research project on algae blooms (Sam Rayburn and Murvaul) back when attending college at SFA.
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