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Murdock

Dead Crappies on local lake

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Murdock

Was on a local lake this last weekend and found thousands of dead crappies. Most were in the 4 to 7 inch range, but picked up a handfull of dead 15+ inchers. I then found thousands more sucking air at the water surface. I walked in the water and simply reached in and picked them up. Could this have been caused by the lake turn over combined with the above normal temps we have experienced resulting in a depletion of oxygen in the shallower depths? In your opinion is this normal or a cause for concern? The eagles and gulls were have a feast along with alot of pike. Toss us your opinion.

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Skeets

I would make a call to the local DNR office, they will want to know where so they can invesigate.

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basssmasher*

If it was Nest lake the DNR has already done the testing

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Down2Earth

Did you catch a limit then? How did they taste?

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Murdock

The lake in question is not Nest. We didn't harvest any of the crappie. Had to spend time cleaning the deceased crappies from the shore line. A call will be placed to the central DNR office today.

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warrior2090

it's more than likely that it was another blue algae bloom. i don't know much about it but i do know that it can also kill dogs. just a heads up!

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Murdock

Just spoke to Bruce Gilbertson at the Spicer DNR C/O office. Bruce sent in several samples to the lab in St. Paul earlier this week and suspects that due to the higher than normal temps for such a prolonged time has led to a bacteria that effects the crappies gils, thus leading to suffocation. Since crappies are cold water fish, they are the first feel the effect of this bacteria. He did say this lake has a high population of crappy so this may not be to bad to let mother nature control the population.

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Down2Earth

Must be a secret lake nobody knows about??????

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PikeTipper

It was George

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Roop-Dogg

my neighbor told me they picked up lots of dead little crappies on florida lake labor day weekend with the occaisional 14-15"er. seems like there is too much of that type of stuff going on this year on different lakes!!!

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PikeTipper

Florida too eh, ouch... Could be a rough few years for crappies in the area.

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