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LSC Floaters 6-12-2021

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Fished from shore yesterday for 2 hours from 9-11pm.
When I arrived immediately noticed 2 freshly(they still had a lot of color) dead floaters a smallmouth and a rock bass.
During the time out counted 7 total. Never noticed that many before.
Other than the first two the rest were seen separately at different intervals.
Was able to ID 4 . 1 LM,1 SM,and 2 Rock Bass(all descent sized fish).
The others were too far away to identify.
Seems reasonable that if I saw that many in two hours there were a whole lot more.
They all were being blown northward as the wind was from the south.
Likely that there will be a huge pile beached at Huron Point.

Of course there are multitudes of explanations ,
Believing that the recent heat has caused a temperature related stress die off.

Average water temperatures have risen about 11degrees F in the last 10 days.
Compared to one year ago it's 17 degrees higher . 50 then 67 today.

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The maximum water temperature yesterday was 77F @ 3&4pm(Data from LCS buoy 45147)
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Ended up hooking 3 fish on a 1/8 jig with yellow twister tail. 2 shook off before landed.
A mothlike hatch was on ,that abruptly ended around 10:30pm.
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Fished from shore yesterday for 2 hours from 9-11pm.
When I arrived immediately noticed 2 freshly(they still had a lot of color) dead floaters a smallmouth and a rock bass.
During the time out counted 7 total. Never noticed that many before.
Other than the first two the rest were seen separately at different intervals.
Was able to ID 4 . 1 LM,1 SM,and 2 Rock Bass(all descent sized fish).
The others were too far away to identify.
Seems reasonable that if I saw that many in...
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There are always a lot of dead fish this time of year.
There are always a lot of dead fish this time of year.
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Reckon that I hadn't really noticed before.
There are always a lot of dead fish this time of year.
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Reckon that I hadn't really noticed before.
There are always a lot of dead fish this time of year.
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The spawning ritual can be hard on fish then throw in all the bass fishermen catching them and it takes it toll.
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The spawning ritual can be hard on fish then throw in all the bass fishermen catching them and it takes it toll.
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I was out yesterday morning for about 5 hours and noticed a few bass and rock bass floating, but nothing that struck me as excessive. As noted, there are a lot of potential reasons for this. Fisherman are probably partly to blame but there are natural factors at play too. It certainly did not seem like anything to worry about.
I was out yesterday morning for about 5 hours and noticed a few bass and rock bass floating, but nothing that struck me as excessive. As noted, there are a lot of potential reasons for this. Fisherman are probably partly to blame but there are natural factors at play too. It certainly did not seem like anything to worry about.
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Yeah, water temperatures have gone nuts during this hot weather. I attempted to fish Selfridge briefly yesterday and the water temperature was about 78 with lots of floating weed mats, so I just bailed and went to the north channel, where even there it was 64 already.

It may be all right for a largemouth bass, but big pike can barely survive in 78 degree water. I figured the muskies I was going for probably hightailed it for cooler or deeper water.
Yeah, water temperatures have gone nuts during this hot weather. I attempted to fish Selfridge briefly yesterday and the water temperature was about 78 with lots of floating weed mats, so I just bailed and went to the north channel, where even there it was 64 already.

It may be all right for a largemouth bass, but big pike can barely survive in 78 degree water. I figured the muskies I was going for probably hightailed it for cooler or deeper water.
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