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FYI Whitney #13978989 04/29/21 05:30 PM
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TPWD released 90 smallmouth bass into the lake yesterday. These fish were brood fish from the hatchery.

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Re: FYI Whitney [Re: blackhorse] #13979011 04/29/21 05:42 PM
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Seems kinda like a “needle in a hay stack” that they will find each other next spawn season in a 23,500 acre lake but better than nothing......I think🤔🤷‍♂️

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They were all 2-5lb females ready to spawn from what I read.


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One of my guys caught one about 10-12 inches long last November in the high school tournament. That tells me that some survived and are reproducing.


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Originally Posted by bladerunner
They were all 2-5lb females ready to spawn from what I read.

No males?



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Originally Posted by Chris B
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They were all 2-5lb females ready to spawn from what I read.

No males?

Kinda what I was thinking. Maybe I don’t know how all this actually works.

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Sorry I dont read so good, needed to be in pictures or crayon....

97 adult brood smallmouth between 2-5lbs and the FEMALES were full of eggs and ready to spawn. Does not specify the ratio of male to female.


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Doesn't Whitney already have a resident SM population?


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Originally Posted by RayBob
Doesn't Whitney already have a resident SM population?

Golden algae kill took out most of them and they never recovered, they stocked a massive amount in the early 2000's only to have another major algae kill and they kinda seemed to give up after that. Well almost 20 years without a major kill and I guess TPWD decided to pull its head out its arse.

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Doesn't Whitney already have a resident SM population?


not much of one. theres only a few caught every year

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I caught two or three one day last fall, all on one spot by McCown Valley. They were about 12".

I was surprised.

Never had caught a smallie there before (or since), but thought it was encouraging.

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TPWD Facebook post yesterday said they put all of them in Wheeler.

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