Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Largemouth bass minnows have a black stripe down the side and carp minnows generally have multiple stripes and fathead minnows will be black on top. There are no bluegill or sunfish present in this pond (at least none that I have seen in the 4 or 5 years but have caught crappie). Shape and fin placement match up but still can’t consider my guess bonafide. What do you think? Got a guess? Crappie right?
The green stuff in the background is filamentous algae and a bit of a nemesis of mine. Little tiny algae particles are created when sunlight enters the water. These particles then clump together to form long silk-like strands. It doesn’t take long before the strands form large globs of “muck” that plays havoc on my fishing line. Filamentous algae is not necessarily bad for the water and has a lot of benefits for the ecosystem overall. In this case however the algae is becoming too thick and starting to hurt the overall water quality. The fish will exhaust a lot of energy filtering this organic matter through their gills similar to living in a smoke filled room. But it does give baby crappies a place to hide, feed and hopefully grow to slabilicious size next Spring.
Good luck and Good Fishing.
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