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FCL Update (9/5/22) #14469136 09/06/22 02:10 AM
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Fished FCL today with Alan (Choclabdog) from daybreak to 3:30. Weather was really nice...semi overcast most of the day with light to medium winds. Mainly wanted to check out the lake for dead fish from the turnover & see if we could get any to bite. Saw some fish floating all over, but I don't believe this was anything like the fish kill in the fall of 2019. The state biologist said that around 6700 Bluegill & 280 bass died as of last Friday. I have to admit that the bite was slower for us today than "normal" but we did manage to get 15 bass & around 50 sunfish. In many of the sunfish spots we fished they were either not active, or have started the transition to deeper areas. Also the sunnies were quite a bit smaller on average than past weeks. As far as the bass, we didn't catch any over 5 pounds today, but had 2 that were a few ounces shy. I guess we should count our blessings, because we talked to a guy in the afternoon that had not caught a fish all day. [Linked Image]

Re: FCL Update (9/5/22) [Re: Vogey] #14469165 09/06/22 02:51 AM
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Great post and fish. Looks like Fayette should make a nice comeback. thumb


Good job guys. cheers


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Re: FCL Update (9/5/22) [Re: Vogey] #14469277 09/06/22 12:26 PM
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That's good about the fish kill. I saw a lot of fish floating, more when I came back in to the ramp. It seemed most were in the confined areas of the lake, like Oak Thicket cove. So maybe that's where it was the worst because the fish couldn't get out to good water maybe? Anyway, good report and hopefully it's a done deal for this year.
One thing about it, the bluegills and bass are doing well spawning from what I saw.


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Looks like some fish survived! Nice post and pics Vogey cheers


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Re: FCL Update (9/5/22) [Re: Vogey] #14469503 09/06/22 03:31 PM
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Thankd Chuck & Yesenia

Bill...Most of the dead fish I saw were in Oak Thicket cove as well & it really wasn't that many...all sunfish. I was expecting to see buzzards lined up on the shorelines just waiting to feast like in 2019, but didn't see any...

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There were a few buzzards eating fish on the dam, but not many.


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Re: FCL Update (9/5/22) [Re: Vogey] #14469766 09/06/22 08:37 PM
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I got the same report you did Vogey. Sunfish were hit the hardest and then lots of small bass. Sadly, a few big bass died, but nothing too dramatic. Had a buddy fish Saturday and he said it was tough.

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Glad to see some nice Bluegill have survived. Hopefully Fayette comeback soon! Nice post and fish always.


Side Note: Since you fish Fayette a lot, what is your take on the fish kill. Also what effect will it have on next years Bluegill/bass bite?

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Tom...I believe the effect of this event is minimal. We still may have a significant event in another month when the ACTUAL" lake turnover occurs as cold fronts start coming in, but this may actually be beneficial by culling out some of the smaller fish...

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Thanks for the Fayette post Vogey. Glad you guys found some fish. woot


Side Note: You might want to hit Decker. Bluegill bite has been good this month. hooked

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