fish dead on the line

Discussion in 'TEXAS LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by kfire01, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. kfire01

    kfire01 New Member

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    I just got back from Millers Creek this weekend, and had several jugs out. I was fishing 25-30 feet deep. Over the course of 3 days, I had 7 dead fish, all about 2-3 pounds each. I ran em 2/day. I had about 7 that lived. I have never seen this many fish dead on the line, and I ain't new to catfishing. (All of my experience has been in rivers.) My question is this common? What's the deal?
     
  2. thecatman

    thecatman Well-Known Member

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    cant say i've seen that happen very often usually they are really lively when i check my lines if your checking them twice daily you shouldnt have that many dead fish something else may be a factor as well though
     

  3. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    your fish are in the low to no oxygen level of the lake. they say most lakes have em. just adjust the depth your fishing at and see if that helps.
     
  4. Poppa

    Poppa New Member

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    I have seen it in the very hot summer but not this time of year. In
    the hot summer I have had to fish to die like that and their gills will
    be white in a short time. I have had to run a line every two hours to
    keep from loosing fish. I do not know if its high water temperature
    or lack of oxygen. Fish will not live in the live well or on a stringer
    when its like this.
     
  5. tufffish

    tufffish New Member

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    we have it happen a lot as the weather gets hot. it is usually the fish on the bottom hooks or trotlines that have heavy weights that keep the fish down. the lakes in texas are messed up due to the droughts.
     
  6. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    I agree with Donnie on this.