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cesmith

Pale Looking Fish

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I was fishing on a lake west of the metro this weekend and every fish that I caught was pale in color, 3 walleyes, 2 bass and a crappie.

What causes that?

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Was it a stained lake? The darker lakes will have lighter fish during certain times of the year...

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It is a shallow lake that is very green. The fish looked healthy except for the color.

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It may have something to do with the water temps, but, in my opinion has to do with the water clarity at this time of year. Forest Lake eyes are pale right now but throughout the winter they seem to gain color. Might just be clear water=darker backs and white bellies while murky= lighter color altogether. I have seen them washed out in color on the river when the water is high and fast as well. Natural camo? Just a guess.

Tunrevir~

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Thanks for the information.

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