Jump to content
JustJames

Recovery from massive kills

Recommended Posts

I just found out that in 2009 there were massive fish kills in my home Lake including Bass, crappies, catfish and Silver Shad around 14 tons. The were many giant bass over 10lbs accounted for.

That might be an answer of the myth about giant bass / bass heaven lake in SoCal where nowadays it is tougher to fish than before.

my question how long would it take for bass to recover to it glory in term of quantity and quality.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, JustJames said:

I just found out that in 2009 there were massive fish kills in my home Lake including Bass, crappies, catfish and Silver Shad around 14 tons. The were many giant bass over 10lbs accounted for.

That might be an answer of the myth about giant bass / bass heaven lake in SoCal where nowadays it is tougher to fish than before.

my question how long would it take for bass to recover to it glory in term of quantity and quality.

You should have a DCNR office in your state with a fish biologist assigned to it.  They provide some of the best information for questions like this.  There are a lot of variables that go into that equation, and they should know the variables.  They will even answer questions about what going on with different resevoirs, hatches, and growth rates.  They are a valuable free resource.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This^^^ 

My lake had a bad kill in 2011.I am convinced that every bass over 2 pounds died.I started catching a few 2 pounders about a year after,then they grew app.a pound a year since then.Caught  4 pounders in 2014,and a 6 in late 2015. Have not caught a bigger one since but they're bound to be out there.

I have an over abundance of small fish now that several good sources have recommended harvesting.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×