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Old 09-13-2006, 09:03 PM
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ok fellows i ogt a strange one here,all confused over of the lakes i fish one friend caught a 30in. male purebred in july,when we got it in the boat he started shooting his man juice all over the place i mean big time.last weekend another friend caught a 30in. female that was loaded with eggs.can someone please tell me whats going on here,cause everyone i ask about it thinks i am crazy but it happened i got witnesses.some help here please.thanks
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Old 09-13-2006, 11:12 PM
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In the river systems the females carrying eggs are spawned. But the eggs just sink to the bottom. They need river current to drift. 37 miles of river is needed, more in the rainy season. In a fast moving current, the eggs hatch out at a considerable distance downstream from the spawning place
A flow velocity in the river of approximately one-foot per second is required to keep the eggs afloat. If the egg sinks to the bottom, its chances of hatching are reduced because the sediments reduce oxygen exchange between the egg and the surrounding water. The flow rates of the water are basically controlled by the upstream flows from dams. Egg mortality is high, especially in water temperatures above 70 F, but many eggs are laid to increase survival. Less than one percent of the eggs will survive the fist two months.
Only about a dozen rivers in the U.S. and 2 in Canada support successful spawning.
In a lake without these conditions the chance of survival is near zero. Im not even sure the eggs are released in the lakes. They must be constantly restocked.

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Old 09-13-2006, 11:52 PM
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They do spawn in the lakes, it's just a false spawn. Like Jim mentioned, there are only a few inland waters where conditions are suitable for a productive spawn. I know what your talkin about PA, it happens to me every spring.

Here is a couple that was out with me back in the spring time. Take a look at those studs..would ya! They are pretty excited, and running like a marathon.

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