Dodge Park 4/1

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Kage

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So I went out and fished Oxbow as my now weekly ritual, nothing to report there. Moved on over to Dodge and noticed some fish in the water near me. At first I thought they were rocks but noticed the shape and saw they were all fish except that...tail fins were missing. Anyone got an explanation for this? I took them out of the water and lined them up to take a pic of them, there was at least 1 more in the water too deep for me to go and get.
 

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Modest_Man

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Hatchery spawners from Cedar Creek dumped for nutrient enhancement. Tails are cut so when rivers are surveyed for steelhead the fish don't get counted twice.
 

bass

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Thanks for the explanation MM. For a second there I was going to say that was the most aggressive adipose clip I had ever seen :)
 

Kage

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No I thought it was some odd failed snag or something. I'll set them back in the water when I swing by tomorrow. Is there an exact distance they need to be? Some were a few feet apart in like clusters.
 

Modest_Man

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In the water or out of the water it doesn't matter. Nutrients get recycled regardless. In the water they smell less.
 
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