spawning question

Discussion in 'LOCAL TEXAS TALK' started by DADJBW, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. DADJBW

    DADJBW New Member

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    Hey guys, I was just wanting to get some feedback. I went fishing the other night near lake Arlington and I caught a couple of nice 1-2 lb keepers for my next day lunch. When I filet them, they both still had a belly full of eggs. Shouldn't they have laid them by now? If not, is there a way to tell if I catch one that has eggs so i can be sure to put her back? Just trying to do my part to keep the population up. Thanks for the help
     
  2. bobby-catfishing

    bobby-catfishing New Member

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    Jason,
    The spawn and everything else is about a month behind this year. We are still finding eggs in a few fish on Lewisville right now as well. Sometimes it's difficult to tell if they are full of eggs or just have a belly full of grub.
     

  3. BigOBear

    BigOBear New Member

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    The ones I've caught over range cubes have bellies that are about to explode... would be pretty tough to tell just by looking there too.