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Old 06-05-2015, 11:47 PM   #1
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I was out paddle boarding when I spotted a foot long fish "swimming" upside down. I knew this was a bad sign. I used my paddle to turn him upright in hopes he/she would make it. I was shocked to see it had a huge chunk out of its top and knew that the end was near. I suspect a turtle took a bite out of it. I felt helpless and to make matters worse, I spotted its "mate" swimming a few feet away. I wish I could have done something... feeling bad.
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Old 06-05-2015, 11:53 PM   #2
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Everybody's gotta eat something...
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Old 06-06-2015, 09:18 AM   #3
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more fish than I care to think about. Typically, I leave them on the rock wall hoping a snapper or mink take it away but after a certain point it needs to fertilize the soil before it gets stinky.

Had a 14" Bass just hovering under the boat last week. One fin missing, white "fungus" growing on it's tail, lip and missing fin.

I'm good that the water is taking its time to slow. Between oil and fertilizer the lake is getting less clear every year.

This is a carp we buried last year.

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I was out paddle boarding when I spotted a foot long fish "swimming" upside down. I knew this was a bad sign. I used my paddle to turn him upright in hopes he/she would make it. I was shocked to see it had a huge chunk out of its top and knew that the end was near. I suspect a turtle took a bite out of it. I felt helpless and to make matters worse, I spotted its "mate" swimming a few feet away. I wish I could have done something... feeling bad.
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Old 06-06-2015, 04:45 PM   #4
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Between oil and fertilizer the lake is getting less clear every year.
I seem to recall data supporting the opposite from 70s to now. Do you have any data? Not trying to be wise, genuinely want to know.
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Old 06-06-2015, 04:56 PM   #5
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data that is skewed by science and the hope of getting that big grant. Science based on real life experience from my time (12 years) and the hubs experience of 48 years at the same location.

Experienced Tahoe's effect back in the early 90's and early 2000's. The less oil, the less detrimental effect. Not sayin' I'm not part of the problem but . . . we all are.

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There are many eagles and other predatory birds flying around the lake now, chances are the op's fish won the battle and got away from being a meal only to later lose the war due to damage. The carp in the other picture looks like it died of old age.
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Old 06-06-2015, 09:46 PM   #7
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more fish than i care to think about. Typically, i leave them on the rock wall hoping a snapper or mink take it away but after a certain point it needs to fertilize the soil before it gets stinky.

Had a 14" bass just hovering under the boat last week. One fin missing, white "fungus" growing on it's tail, lip and missing fin.

I'm good that the water is taking its time to slow. Between oil and fertilizer the lake is getting less clear every year.

This is a carp we buried last year.
is that a carp or a sucker?
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Old 06-08-2015, 10:48 AM   #8
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a Sucker. Only have experience with Carp. But after reading up on them, apparently it is a Sucker. Livin', Learnin'

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