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Hey guy's I am really stumped on this one, I need as many ideas as possible. I fished a big canal close to my house, this canal is straight as an arrow and one of the best places to teach a child or any amature how to fish due to the amount of hits you get in a day. The normal pattern is to line the boat parallel to the bank and just rip a spinnerbait along the grassline growing from the bank, it is nothing to catch 40 bass in a morning, not big but solid bass. Recently a local refinery, for some reason sprayed and destroyed all of the vegetation. This vegetation was full of crawfish and grassshrimp, since they killed the vegetation I cant buy a bass, it's like they all vanished, I have thrown every thing i can and cant find them. Does anyone have any idea what has happened. Rack your brain and tell me what u think !!!!

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I think they all vanished. Now there is nothing

to attract baitfish or hold bass. They have either

moved or died.

:-X

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I think they all vanished. Now there is nothing

to attract baitfish or hold bass. They have either

moved or died.

:-X

X2.  They've moved to greener pastures.

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I think they all vanished. Now there is nothing

to attract baitfish or hold bass. They have either

moved or died.

:-X

X2. They've moved to greener pastures.

X3. Would you stay in an area where there was nothing to eat? I wouldnt.

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I think they all vanished. Now there is nothing

to attract baitfish or hold bass. They have either

moved or died.

:-X

X2. They've moved to greener pastures.

X3. Would you stay in an area where there was nothing to eat? I wouldnt.

x4

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Think of it like this you are a non smoker and they stick you in the smokers lounge how long do you want to stick around and shoot the breeze? When you spray weeds the weeds die and consume oxygen while it dies. Depending on what they used to kill the weeds they might also added poison to the water, shore, and lake bottom. Some weed killers are oil base and can not be good to bass because it not only sticks to the weeds to smother them it sticks to fish too. Other products that are made to kill weeds and not fish still have the problem of killing the oxygen levels and pH when the weeds die. It is going to take awhile before that area is going to be productive again. I hope that they didn't kill any thing they shouldn't of in the process of weed control and was smart about what they used.

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I assume if they died he would see floaters.

They just moved. Not only because of the lack of bait and cover, but because the dying vegetation is sucking all the oxygen out of the water.

The good news. When you find them you will find ALL of them.

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You don't go to a restaurant hat doesn't have any food, right?

They either moved provided there was another area able to sustain them, they died, or a combination of both.

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What I'd like to know is. Is it legal for any co. to do something like that, I mean it has a huge impact on the enviorment and all, I should think someone woulda done something..I know here in cali the serria club would have been all over them with a lawsuit.

I hope ya find the fish again..kinda sucks your spot was destroyed.

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What I'd like to know is. Is it legal for any co. to do something like that, I mean it has a huge impact on the enviorment and all, I should think someone woulda done something..I know here in cali the serria club would have been all over them with a lawsuit.

I hope ya find the fish again..kinda sucks your spot was destroyed.

IN Texas oil comes before bass, and if vegitation clogs ups the intake pipes the bass are !@#$ out of luck. I need to run several miles farther and hope they reached a stopping point.

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I assume if they died he would see floaters.

They just moved. Not only because of the lack of bait and cover, but because the dying vegetation is sucking all the oxygen out of the water.

The good news. When you find them you will find ALL of them.

x2

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Lets think about this bass relate to cover and if the cover is gone so will the bass. Find some other type of cover in the canal and I would say you'll find the bass.

As for the dead bass comments, these are all incorrect.

Herbicides were put in a canal, canals are flowing water, so the water quality (dissolved oxygen, pH) would not have been a problem.

Herbicides are strictly regulated by the EPA and only the correct one for the intended application can be used. Herbicides are not just "dumped" in the water. Many measurements are taken to insure the correct amount is being used so that negative impacts (fish kills) to the enviroment are not caused.

Aquatic plant control in canals has to be done when plants reach nuisance levels. The canals were made for water movement just as reservoirs were made for water control (retention, navigation), fishing is just a benefit from both.

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If it's legal, you should create some new cover there and see if you can draw them back.

But it sounds like the fishing was too easy there anyway, so now you have a challenge! ;)

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Lets think about this bass relate to cover and if the cover is gone so will the bass. Find some other type of cover in the canal and I would say you'll find the bass.

As for the dead bass comments, these are all incorrect.

Herbicides were put in a canal, canals are flowing water, so the water quality (dissolved oxygen, pH) would not have been a problem.

Herbicides are strictly regulated by the EPA and only the correct one for the intended application can be used. Herbicides are not just "dumped" in the water. Many measurements are taken to insure the correct amount is being used so that negative impacts (fish kills) to the enviroment are not caused.

Aquatic plant control in canals has to be done when plants reach nuisance levels. The canals were made for water movement just as reservoirs were made for water control (retention, navigation), fishing is just a benefit from both.

    excellent info !!

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If it's legal, you should create some new cover there and see if you can draw them back.

But it sounds like the fishing was too easy there anyway, so now you have a challenge! ;)

    Your exactly right !  But man it was easy. I admit it ,I am spoiled and dont want to look, but what kind of fisherman would  I be if I didn't.

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