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voros79
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Texas Fish Kill?
From the Victoria(TX) Advocate. Hopefully this is true.

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While some fish kills may be reported this week, Hagen said the weather is not expected to cause mass mortality because temperatures did not rapidly and drastically drop.

“We’re not expecting a mass fish kill because it is not a cold snap like what happened in the 80s,” Hagen said. “A snap is when temperatures drop really quickly, over a few hours and not a few days.”


hall59tiger
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mandeville
Member since Oct 2013
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re: Texas Fish Kill?
It is not looking good from the reports I have seen on 2coolfishing. I really hope the shallow bays like east matty make out ok.


TxWadingFool
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Member since Sep 2014
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re: Texas Fish Kill?
It is real bad in POC, those stupid fish never leave Pringle lake and they get killed a couple times a decade. Going for a ride out of Rockport tomorrow, a buddy went today and saw lots of floating bait fish, hard heads, sand trout, and a few specks. Every Snook and Tarpon in the canals around Corpus and Mansfield were killed and floating already yesterday. Afraid it is going to end up pretty bad when all said and done, still have a couple cold nights this week.


Got Blaze
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the LSUSaint
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re: Texas Fish Kill?
Well, of course they died, they are on the bank.






Just kidding. Looks bad.
How deep is that area


Saskwatch
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re: Texas Fish Kill?
quote:

Afraid it is going to end up pretty bad when all said and done, still have a couple cold nights this week.


Hoping for the best but I think you're probably right. Already seen some pictures and still more to come.


Drunken Crawfish
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re: Texas Fish Kill?
Looks like it’s moving into Calcasieu estuary as well. Saw some fish kills in Black Lake and the Salt Ditch.

We were just getting back to normal last year after the 2017 freeze.


jimbeam
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re: Texas Fish Kill?
Yep


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KemoSabe65
Member since Mar 2018
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re: Texas Fish Kill?
No sightings of kills on south bank of lake yet or ship channel. That report could change though, have someone going out tomorrow to scout and let me know.
This post was edited on 2/17 at 10:41 am


dandyjohn
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Member since Apr 2009
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re: Texas Fish Kill?
I don't know much about that region, does it not have deep channels for the fish to escape to?


Saskwatch
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re: Texas Fish Kill?
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does it not have deep channels for the fish to escape to?


I think it depends on the bay system in TX. Laguna Madre is pretty shallow all throughout I think. Galveston is deeper.


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KemoSabe65
Member since Mar 2018
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re: Texas Fish Kill?
ULM & LLM are shallow flats with tons of grass and clear water which doesn't hold heat well. The only place the fish can go is the ICW, boat traffic is stopped during these winter storm to keep the fish from getting stirred up on the bottom.


Drunken Crawfish
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Let me know what the status is.


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CypressTrout10
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Louisiana
Member since Jun 2016
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re: Texas Fish Kill?
Baw those fish are in cold water. Scoop em up and eat them.


TxWadingFool
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Member since Sep 2014
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re: Texas Fish Kill?
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boat traffic is stopped during these winter storm


Barge traffic has been encouraged to stop, I can tell you it hasn't stopped in the middle coast and it will lead to a higher mortality number. Have a buddy in Matagorda right that just watched a tug go down the ICW and chopped up trout and drum are floating in it's prop wash. Going to make some calls to see what can be done then headed out here in Rockport.


KemoSabe65
Member since Mar 2018
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re: Texas Fish Kill?
That right there is bullship


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voros79
Member since Nov 2015
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And I just booked three days of wade fishing in the ULM for March a week before this storm can through.


ImaObserver
Member since Aug 2019
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re: Texas Fish Kill?
The old timers collected them and salted them down in barrels.


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hall59tiger
LSU Fan
mandeville
Member since Oct 2013
687 posts

re: Texas Fish Kill?
I will be fishing east matty in early april. Im hopeful the fish and industry in general can recover from this but it may take a few years.


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deltaland
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re: Texas Fish Kill?
This doesn’t make me feel good about my catfish ponds frozen over for a week


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