FINAL COUNT REPORTED FOR THE 2010 STRIPER KILL ON LAKE NORMAN
It was reported in the Charlotte Observer Sports on Dec. 9, 2010 that Brian McRae of the NC DNR reported that the total striper kill was 16,000. These striper's were in the 20 to 26 inch range or 4.5 to 6.5 pounds. Each year approx. 163,000 fingers are stocked on LKN and of this total, only 10% survive to the size of 20 to 26 incles. Thus, we have lost an entire class of mature fish to the kill.
what caused the fish kill? surely it wasnt temps in the n.c. mountains.
What kills them? Lack of oxygen, thermocline, predators, etc?:dont-know:
I believe it's due to low oxygen in concert with higher summer temps.