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Fish kill on Squaw Creek #14579985 12/30/22 04:06 AM
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Fished Squaw Creek today 12/29 and lots of dead fish from mid-lake to the south end.

Dead Shad, Tilapia and a few Catfish. Did not see any dead Bass and caught a few but nothing like a typical day on that lake.

Water temps were 72-78 degrees in those areas.

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Re: Fish kill on Squaw Creek [Re: TxDanFishMan] #14580013 12/30/22 04:40 AM
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Prolly something to do with oxygen weathers been crazy


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Re: Fish kill on Squaw Creek [Re: TxDanFishMan] #14580326 12/30/22 04:38 PM
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That doesn’t look good

Re: Fish kill on Squaw Creek [Re: TxDanFishMan] #14580331 12/30/22 04:46 PM
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Re: Fish kill on Squaw Creek [Re: TxDanFishMan] #14580404 12/30/22 05:42 PM
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^^^ Yup and the arctic blast we had last week.

Re: Fish kill on Squaw Creek [Re: TxDanFishMan] #14580427 12/30/22 05:55 PM
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The weather was great yesterday but the air was a bit “ripe” in several areas.
Did see a couple of guys standing in the water next to their boat up against the bank cleaning their fresh catch in that water - ugh! barf

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Originally Posted by Scoundrel
The weather was great yesterday but the air was a bit “ripe” in several areas.
Did see a couple of guys standing in the water next to their boat up against the bank cleaning their fresh catch in that water - ugh! barf


They do that so they won’t get busted netting bass and catfish. They pull up on the bank, clean all the game fish species they aren’t supposed to have… put them on the bottom of the cooler, then ice, then they throw talapia on top of that. Supposedly you get removed from the park and black listed if you get out of the boat and in the water anywhere other than the boat ramp area.




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Originally Posted by buda13
Originally Posted by Scoundrel
The weather was great yesterday but the air was a bit “ripe” in several areas.
Did see a couple of guys standing in the water next to their boat up against the bank cleaning their fresh catch in that water - ugh! barf


They do that so they won’t get busted netting bass and catfish. They pull up on the bank, clean all the game fish species they aren’t supposed to have… put them on the bottom of the cooler, then ice, then they throw talapia on top of that. Supposedly you get removed from the park and black listed if you get out of the boat and in the water anywhere other than the boat ramp area.

Game Warden was out there shaking em down today. Lol. Had some netters up on the bank….way in the back by the creek.


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Saw some netters by the dam today


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Anyone out there today see lots of dead fish?

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I did mainly tilapia


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LOTS though


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Pretty common after these bad fronts like last week. Some fish can’t handle a water temp shock


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Re: Fish kill on Squaw Creek [Re: TxDanFishMan] #14582597 01/01/23 03:29 PM
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If it is mainly tilapia its probably because the water temps may have dropped some and they dont or won't live in cold water is what I'm told.

Re: Fish kill on Squaw Creek [Re: TxDanFishMan] #14582668 01/01/23 04:43 PM
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Tilapia are a tropical fish and won't survive in water temps below mid 50 ish, shad die off in cold temps as well, this happens every year.

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