Catfish dying on Red River

Discussion in 'NORTH DAKOTA RIVERS TALK' started by darinspawn, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. darinspawn

    darinspawn New Member

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    did anyone see all the fish dying on the Red this year? dnr counted over 1600. due to some disease they are getting due to lack of oxygen and low water..

    still been catching a few nice (15+) fish though..hop ethings get better soon..

    anyone else catching any?
     
  2. CaptainBrad

    CaptainBrad Member

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    The Red At Grand Forks has experienced a fish kill. It was caused by naturally occurring bacteria called columnaris and another called aeromonis. To make these bacteria actually kill catfish there must be another stressing factor such as low oxygen. The big question now is what were the factors bringing it all together to cause a fish kill of this magnitude.

    At this point there are still healthy fish to be caught, and as far as we know it is only affecting a localized area of the Red.