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Fish kill reported at Falls Lake

Posted May 29, 2008

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— State wildlife officials were investigating Thursday after about 100 catfish were found dead in Falls Lake.

The fish, which weighed about 1½ pounds each, were found near the Sandling Beach area at the lake, but officials said they hadn't determined the cause of the fish kill.


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  • homebrewer May 30, 2008

    Sounds fishy to me.

  • Old as Dirt May 30, 2008

    Maybe they should do a cat-scan to determine the cause of death?

  • amlebede May 30, 2008

    It's probably either dynamite fishing, electricity fishing, or maybe just an epidemic.

  • baileysmom3 May 30, 2008

    i always get rid of the dead ones.

  • 5-113 FA Retired May 30, 2008

    Maybe they drowned?

  • CrewMax May 30, 2008

    I doubt catfish are fragile enough to die because of culling. I have cleaned catfish an hour after removing them from the lake
    and they were still alive enough to swim. This sounds like a poison that effected the bottom feeders. But, the scientists need to answer this mystery. In the meantime - don't eat the fish!

  • S82R May 29, 2008

    uhhh....people fishing with dynamite again.....daggummit....

  • davidgnews May 29, 2008

    Uh, people catfishing and throwing the small ones back (dead or alive) ?