Re: Is River Water Reducing Our Trout Spawning Season??
May 18, 2019 at 2:47pm
Wizard,It seems like those egg sacs were a tad on the smallish side and when Buddy,Dane,and I cleaned our fish from this past Monday plenty of females in the box had egg sacs like those,not great news as they need saltier water to lay those eggs in and if they lay eggs in water not salty enough,the eggs do not survive.Think they need somewhere around 12-14 parts per thousand in order to survive and seriously doubt the water anywhere near where those fish caught close to that level.What was perplexing is that we saw plenty worms in specks,somewhat confusing since the saltier the water,the more prevalent the worms are!!When Lady P was giving up nice specks,seems like decades ago,rarely did I find worms in Lady P specks.Wish the River would get dredged much deeper,possibly allowing less than annual Spillway Openings!!!Hope to get down there next Tues and Th!!