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#1 L Link

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Posted 21 April 2021 - 08:26 PM

I spent some of yesterday snorkeling a couple spots on a favorite local river, hoping to see some fallfish or even possibly some early mounds, since they breed pretty early and I find them there often in summer. I got in the water and saw pretty much all the regulars, plus some spawning condition white suckers. But the fallfish were nowhere to be found, even right where I had seen numerous massive ones in the summer.

Does anyone know anything about upstream/downstream migration in fallfish?
Perhaps they head downstream to build their mounds, or migrate upstream only in summer to escape warmer water?




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