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A Huge Coppernose Colony ..........6/15/2017

One of the biggest things that our local fish have to overcome is a strong North/Northeast wind during the spawn.....Although rare, it does happen as I witnessed today ...The water is down almost a foot right now with a passing cold front and this can be troubling.......You can even see the beds closest to shore isolated already.......This stretch had 78 rings and some were upwards of 24 to 30 inches wide.......Fish were active and some big fish were still working hard to protect the shallow beds as I caught a few pictures with them busting.......Hopefully our prevailing southwest winds will return and cover these active nests up.............

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Comment by Tinknocker1 on June 16, 2017 at 2:27pm

that's very interesting Jeffrey thanks for taking the time to reply ...

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on June 16, 2017 at 1:59pm

Indeed they will TK........the gills on the Albemarle stage early May and start working in advance of the Full Moon.......by the Full moon in June they are on the working beds and will return in July and even August in some cases........I saw fish on 11 different beds yesterday while fishing in two creeks............low water and calm winds gave many of them away as they were breaking and slapping in the shallows...........I still get excited to this day when I see gills on the nests.............

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on June 16, 2017 at 1:51pm

Thanks Carl...........I was prefishing for a kid's trip next week........took a few on the front edge and they were solid males that I CPR'd.....water should be back today and some friends will have a treat next week catching a few.......

Comment by Tinknocker1 on June 16, 2017 at 6:36am

Jeffrey will these fish spawn more than once a season ?

Comment by carl hendrix on June 15, 2017 at 11:09pm

WHAT A COLONY !!  AND ALL; HUGE ONES TO GUARD THE NEST SITES !

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