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#12564072 - 01/04/18 12:53 PM Fish Kill on Squaw
David Welcher Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/02/10
Posts: 2001
Loc: Weatherford
Nephew is at Squaw today and said there are lots of dead fish. Shad, bass, tilapia, all along the banks

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#12564103 - 01/04/18 01:14 PM Re: Fish Kill on Squaw [Re: David Welcher]
djones03 Offline
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Registered: 09/11/13
Posts: 174
I'm no biologist, but I wouldn't jump the gun with fish kill talk. Tilapia aren't allowed to be released alive, and plenty of bass get killed from tournament fishing when they are caught in deep water and not fizzed or allow their air bladder to adjust. So many of them just float until they die or are able to swim deep enough for their bladder to deflate. Shad, could be the major cold front we just had, hard winters kill shad all the time. Hopefully not a fish kill, but only time will tell.

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#12564151 - 01/04/18 01:43 PM Re: Fish Kill on Squaw [Re: David Welcher]
David Welcher Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/02/10
Posts: 2001
Loc: Weatherford
What's crazy is it's on the South End, said the river is good.

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#12564155 - 01/04/18 01:44 PM Re: Fish Kill on Squaw [Re: David Welcher]
Chasin Hogs Offline
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Registered: 10/22/08
Posts: 2825
Loc: Earth
Those dead tournament fish most of floated far. noidea

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#12564170 - 01/04/18 01:55 PM Re: Fish Kill on Squaw [Re: Chasin Hogs]
djones03 Offline
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Registered: 09/11/13
Posts: 174
Originally Posted By: Chasin Hogs
Those dead tournament fish most of floated far. noidea


They don't have to float too far from where they were culled.

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#12564176 - 01/04/18 02:00 PM Re: Fish Kill on Squaw [Re: David Welcher]
Outdoordude Offline
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Registered: 04/20/09
Posts: 2162
Tilapia and threadfin will die below 50F, weak bass can too. Doubt it has anything to do with a tournament. Post-release mortality is very low, even in deep reservoirs, during winter.

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#12564364 - 01/04/18 04:09 PM Re: Fish Kill on Squaw [Re: David Welcher]
LinkLowrance Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/06/15
Posts: 519
Loc: On the Wheel
Yeah...there's a fish kill every weekend out there. Pretty amazing, really.

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#12564389 - 01/04/18 04:27 PM Re: Fish Kill on Squaw [Re: David Welcher]
SKEETER_MAN_225 Offline
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Registered: 10/25/07
Posts: 3314
Loc: TEXAS
I have seen a shad kill out there before but not bass.
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#12564506 - 01/04/18 05:59 PM Re: Fish Kill on Squaw [Re: David Welcher]
coachallentca Offline
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Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 4301
Loc: crowley
We saw dead shad out there today. I did not see any bass and their were not a lot of dead shad.


Edited by coachallentca (01/04/18 07:24 PM)
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#12564524 - 01/04/18 06:14 PM Re: Fish Kill on Squaw [Re: David Welcher]
GROD Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/12/10
Posts: 1603
Loc: Eagle Mountain
My dad was out there today and saw a few, but not anything like a fish kill.

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#12564561 - 01/04/18 06:40 PM Re: Fish Kill on Squaw [Re: David Welcher]
tx2va07 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/24/14
Posts: 605
Loc: Joshua, TX
I saw A dead shad. Nothing more. And fishing was very slow for me.

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#12564659 - 01/04/18 08:07 PM Re: Fish Kill on Squaw [Re: David Welcher]
Hog Jaw Offline
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Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 2525
Loc: The Great State of Texas
We have seen dead shad before

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#12564734 - 01/04/18 08:40 PM Re: Fish Kill on Squaw [Re: David Welcher]
GROD Offline
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Registered: 09/12/10
Posts: 1603
Loc: Eagle Mountain
Well apparently he saw more than a few, but was concentrated on the out let area of the lake.

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