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Lake: Prewitt Reservoir
Fish: Black Crappie

Prewitt fish disease

Post By: bigbear57      Posted: 4/19/2017 5:30:30 PM     Points: 278    
I was out at Prewitt reservoir today and caught quite a few crappies, bluegill, pumpkinseed, Shad and carp. I noticed that on all of the crappies,bluegill, and shad they had red sores on their bodies. It looked a lot like VHS(viral hemorrhagic septicemia) to me. I had not heard of this being in this lake ,but all of the fish I caught had this problem. Anybody have any info. on this? sorry guys no pics.
 Reply by: Killerfihser      Posted: 4/20/2017 10:33:55 AM     Points: 1018    
I am curious about this as well. Not only Prewitt but North Sterling crappies have the same red sore on them.
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 4/20/2017 12:21:36 PM     Points: 4166    
Where is Fishseal, he will have some input I'm sure.
 Reply by: FishSeal      Posted: 4/20/2017 12:46:18 PM     Points: 9338    
Thanks for the "shout out"!
However, it is hard to say without pictures to narrow it down.

Sores are not uncommon when the environment is causing stress on the fish. What causes the sores is a totally different cause.

So, sorry, I don't have anything to really say.

I think this means that some of you need to go fishing back out at Prewitt and collect some photos for me. :)
I need this information for each fish collected via hook and line. Total length (tip of nose to end of tail), species, and the following pictures: a whole fish picture, then a closeup of the sores, each with a ruler. Pictures need to clear and can be sent to me via my skipper link. GPS location is great if available.
(Just KIDDING about the sampling and photos)

 Reply by: ALLYAKEDUP      Posted: 4/23/2017 7:25:07 AM     Points: 0    
I am thinking of going back out there this next weekend I was out a couple weekends ago Lake is full to the brim all the way up to the trees on south side.
it was a very windy night the lake rolled over and turned red from mud and the bite shut off.