Blue Raider Bob Posted March 1 Author Share Posted March 1 1 hour ago, AlabamaSpothunter said: That water is beautiful, are you doing any fertilization of it? All my reading says LGMs prefer the northern most portion of a lake with coves and bays facing south in terms of where to look for Spawning fish. Then I hear one should try to find harder bottom areas within those areas, gravel, clay, etc. VS. muck or mud. Sounds like your fish are getting ready to spawn. The water is tap water clear this time of year which causes a huge problem with algae. I have Chara and Filamentous algae blooms that create a pond choking effect. The current water color is caused by pond dye. The dye diminishes light penetration to a degree, but I'm still having major issues. When the water warms to 70 deg. I can use algaecide, which is effective but, it is toxic to Zooplankton. I have to treat small areas at a time to keep the food chain healthy. Fertilization begins about that time as well. Water soluble fertilizer creates the planktonic algae blooms that give the water a green look, feed the zooplankton, and further diminish sunlight penetration. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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