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#3196462 - 03/18/13 06:20 PM Old Hickory,shad kill?
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Seen this all over the place,1000's maybe millions everywhere.Wonder whats going on?
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#3196483 - 03/18/13 06:38 PM Re: Old Hickory,shad kill? [Re: Football Hunter]
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This is just a very small sample
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#3196505 - 03/18/13 06:52 PM Re: Old Hickory,shad kill? [Re: Football Hunter]
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I happens every year.. cold water gets them.. ive seen them so thick you could walk from the boat to the bank..LOL
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#3196545 - 03/18/13 07:18 PM Re: Old Hickory,shad kill? [Re: pressfit]
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Strange time of year for this to happen. Normally it happens when the water first gets too cold, or gets to hot when the oxygen levels drop.
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#3196957 - 03/19/13 08:40 AM Re: Old Hickory,shad kill? [Re: Outdoor life]
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This happens every year, its called the "water turning over". I was out their saturday and they were everywhere.
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#3196960 - 03/19/13 08:43 AM Re: Old Hickory,shad kill? [Re: 7mmDeathPunch]
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It was TERRIBLE two weeks ago. Not near as bad now. I'm with death punch on the turn over.
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#3197002 - 03/19/13 09:13 AM Re: Old Hickory,shad kill? [Re: BDS05]
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Normal, and actually a good thing after the absence of winter we had last yr when there was no kill to speak of.
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#3197216 - 03/19/13 11:53 AM Re: Old Hickory,shad kill? [Re: Winchester]
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Old Hickory doesn't "turn over" like some lakes. It's a riverrun lake with plenty of current. From the picture, it looks like a threadfin kill. Threadfins are about as fragile as anything that swims. The water temperature is what got them.
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#3197223 - 03/19/13 12:06 PM Re: Old Hickory,shad kill? [Re: Hangnail]
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water temp was about 55
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#3202184 - 03/24/13 08:20 AM Re: Old Hickory,shad kill? [Re: Football Hunter]
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The worst thing is, it is going to make the gators hard to catch. They will fill up on shad and won't hit the chicken on the hooks.
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