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Do gaspergou eat zebra mussells ? #13739705 10/22/20 02:18 PM
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just curious

Re: Do gaspergou eat zebra mussells ? [Re: RAY BOBBER] #13739746 10/22/20 02:44 PM
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yes, so do catfish and perch. Nice to have food that can't swim away.


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Re: Do gaspergou eat zebra mussells ? [Re: RAY BOBBER] #13739924 10/22/20 05:05 PM
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"Several organisms, such as diving ducks, crayfish, eel, common carp, pumpkinseed, European roach, blue catfish, and freshwater drum, have been found to consume zebra mussels."

https://www.inhs.illinois.edu/resources/inhsreports/nov-dec98/aidebar/


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Re: Do gaspergou eat zebra mussells ? [Re: RAY BOBBER] #13740114 10/22/20 07:19 PM
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They do as do other species as well. This balances them out over time.

Re: Do gaspergou eat zebra mussells ? [Re: RAY BOBBER] #13742030 10/24/20 12:17 PM
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fwiw... just pointing out Freshwater Drum imop is not only one of the most beautiful fish in our waters, but is also very good eating. Sure the bones can be intimidating, but some very nice flaky white meat is there for those willing to take their time and clean the fish.

Re: Do gaspergou eat zebra mussells ? [Re: RAY BOBBER] #13742161 10/24/20 02:40 PM
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They most certainly do. Bporte was loaded with zebra muscles and the freshwater drum got vey healthy . Water clarity improved measurably and the bait population nearly disappeared. They will hit a slab consistently and literally destroy the hooks. Ten lbers were not uncommon. Keith Bunch the go to guide on lake Borte showed us a 22 lb drum caught earlier this year.

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Originally Posted by TXMulti-Species
"Several organisms, such as diving ducks, crayfish, eel, common carp, pumpkinseed, European roach, blue catfish, and freshwater drum, have been found to consume zebra mussels."

https://www.inhs.illinois.edu/resources/inhsreports/nov-dec98/aidebar/





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