Dead and dying perch

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Everytime I've been out on Haag lake in the last month or so I have seen a lot of perch floating on the water, most are dead , a few are still alive, but certainly dying. Anyone know why? And why is it only the perch? Haven't seen any dead bass, crappie, bluegills or trout.
 
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Don't know for sure, but do they croak after they spawn? Or, did they just party too much last night?

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Sometimes a pond or a lake will have a turnover (some fish of one species or more will die). It could be caused by many things, even a virus, disease, contamination,etc etc etc.

I know of a couple ponds every 5-6 years i've seen an unnormal amount of dead fish there.


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ive heard a couple things too, ive heard that perch are in a way like crawdad, if they are in there then the water is healthy......but ive also heard that its just a part of the circle, they could have had a really really good spawn and just made space
 
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I was out today on Hagg and noticed the same thing.
 
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it happened a few years ago and dfw said it was natural for the males to die off.
 
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