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Moogerah Dam Bass in trouble
« on: February 19, 2017, 11:05:06 AM »
Spent a couple of days at Moogerah Dam. It was very concerning to see the condition of the bass there on Friday. We landed a few bass that were covered in what appeared to be some kind of paracite infection. Worse still was the couple of dozen dead bass floating on the surface. Reported to authorities. I was surprised to see the temps in 20 metres of water was over 30 deg at 9.30am. With all the waterskiers and swimmers in the dam, I am left wondering what kind of effect the dead bass may have on humans. [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]



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Re: Moogerah Dam Bass in trouble
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2017, 04:00:59 PM »
Remember to give your yak a good clean with some bleach.

Hopefully one of the resident icthyologists on the forum can give you a possible cause.

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Re: Moogerah Dam Bass in trouble
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2017, 06:03:22 AM »
I've seen the same thing before at Moogerah but never that bad

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Re: Moogerah Dam Bass in trouble
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2017, 10:44:05 AM »
Remember to give your yak a good clean with some bleach.

Thanks for the advice. Now all I need is a bit more bleach and a wire brush to scrape away the itch on my left leg. (^_^)

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Re: Moogerah Dam Bass in trouble
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2017, 09:15:20 AM »
Fish may be suffering from stress which allows parasites to run rampant. High water temps = low disolved oxygen in the water which can stress fish. This could be the problem.

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Re: Moogerah Dam Bass in trouble
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2017, 06:35:07 AM »
Fish may be suffering from stress which allows parasites to run rampant. High water temps = low disolved oxygen in the water which can stress fish. This could be the problem.

That would be my guess too as it seems to occur during those conditions.

Sometimes there is what looks like a 3-5mm "stick" attached to the sores. Possibly the parasite itself?

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Re: Moogerah Dam Bass in trouble
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2017, 08:56:38 AM »
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Re: Moogerah Dam Bass in trouble
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2017, 02:44:10 PM »
Saw a video that Steve Wilkes took 2 days ago. Fisheries are patrolling the lake and scooping up all the dead fish and filling up wheely bins . All the big old girls seems like the smaller are not affected at this stage.
Looks like it will be a few years before we start to get the 50+ fish again.
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