Has anyone been out on the ice here yet?
MOON PHASE (99%)
Black parasites, do you mean spots,like pepper? If so it is from the king fisher (bird), or heron.
The main problem associated with black-spot is the unsightly appearance it may cause. Skinning infected fish will remove most of the black spots. Some may be in the flesh.
The life cycle of the parasite is quite complex. A fish-eating bird (typically a great blue heron or kingfisher) eats an infected fish. The black spot or worms are released and grow to sexual maturity in the bird's intestine. The adult worms pass eggs with the bird's droppings. When the eggs reach water, they hatch into free-swimming organisms which then penetrate snails for further development. Finally, after leaving the snails they burrow into the skin of fish and form a cyst. The fish surrounds the cyst with black pigment that gives the disease its name. If an infected fish is consumed by a bird, the cycle repeats itself.
Disgusting. CPR them.
Headed up Thursday. Was gonna stay on spectical lake but thinking maybe Kentuck will be better.. Any one been fishing kentuck? Last time there which was June all the girls were covered in black parasites.. is this normal for this lake ?
For those who have recently fished Kentuck, how is the water clarity? The last time I was on Kentuck was 2 years ago (in August) and there was a green film/slime on the lakes surface that was a challenge cleaning and removing from the boats hull.
Thanks for any info.....
MOON PHASE (4%)
21° - 25° F
Fished earlier this week, lots of perch out in deeper water, lots of marginal size fish, managed enough for a meal. Crappies were still out in deeper water. All fish were hitting live bait and plastics. If traveling by truck I would recommend chains, we were able to be mobile with chains. I pulled out a guy by the landing that was stuck without them.