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Fayette Fish Kill #14464486 08/31/22 08:57 PM
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A lot of fish dead all over the lake. Local guide blames turn over. The water has a real odd color so maybe he's right. There is a heavy oil odor in several spots around the lake, but no oil on the water. I saw some really big bluegills dead.


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Re: Fayette Fish Kill [Re: BillS2006] #14464580 08/31/22 10:26 PM
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Just great bang I guess we are over due...The last big "turnover" fish kill was mid October 2019. Last week when I went all was fine...Hoping to check it out next week...

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I’ve heard of this before but it never occurred to me it could happen in a lake the size of Fayette. This is terrible.
If fish are dying, I hope it’s minimal.

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Hopefully Fayette will bounce back! Bad news indeed. eeks


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Re: Fayette Fish Kill [Re: BillS2006] #14464897 09/01/22 11:15 AM
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There were a lot of dead fish at the Oak Thicket ramp when I launched, and dead fish all over the lake. Mostly tilapia, bluegill, carp, and small bass. When I came back in, there were a lot more dead fish at the ramp. And some trophy bluegill. The lake water temps were 89 as far as you can get from the discharge, 95 at the intake and 101 at the discharge.

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I hear that TPWD personnel will be on Fayette today to do an investigation of the situation.

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It seems like it happens annually, but typically with heavy rains in September. Some years are worse than others. I'm going to text the biologist to see what they have to say. Typically, bigger bass are not killed.

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The biggest bass I saw was about 1-1/2 pounds. But there was a bunch of 1" to 6" bass dead.


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I had plans on fishing Fayette. Guess I will wait till next year. bang

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Going this week...will post good or bad...

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I had to do more research, so maybe others are wondering as well.... i'm sure there are many variables involved, but heavy rains when water temps are high, which then get mixed in with large amounts of cooler rainfall, can trigger it.

What is rapid turnover

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Thats what the lake’s TPWD fish biologist told me was the cause of the fish kill. .

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I wonder if this means that we can still see a "normal" turnover when cooler weather arrives ?

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I believe there will be a normal turnover when it cools. This turnover was most likely caused by the runoff from the rains. The temps around the lake were pretty normal for this time of year. I did not notice temp in the cove.


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