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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Sunfish are nesting - Take a look!

The lake temperature was 78 degrees yesterday and the Sunfish, or Bluegills, have started to nest. There’s a great opportunity to see this in action from the Dam walk-bridge. From the far west side take a look into the lake and watch the little fish making those crater like depression on the lake bottom. They nest close together and it looks like the surface of the moon. The depression is made with their tales as they swim back and forth swishing the tale to clean the bottom. The eggs are laid in the pebble bottom. Watch for bigger fish like the Largemouth Bass annoying the Sunfish as they try to steal a snack of Sunfish eggs.

The snapping turtles are out of the lake and laying their eggs in the soft dirt around the shoreline. Keep your fingers outta their way and just let them do their thing!

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