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Lake O water!!

Has anybody been out around Lostmans lately?, was wondering if the Lake O water got down there!!

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  • Mr.SnookMr.Snook NaplesPosts: 90 Greenhorn
    I have not however I did see a video a CApt. posted off the Shark River with a bunch of dead fish due to red tide. I don't think it's the Loak O water so to speak they are also evidently sending some water from around Lake O south via the Shark River. Good luck I'm going to try the upper 10K today.
  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 3,908 Captain
    I've been fishing the Shark River area for a lot of years and I've never seen a red tide there or any fish kills to speak of - not ever... I do know what one looks like since about 1/3 of the time when we took our kids up to the Sarasota area at the end of summer -there'd be a red tide on (and it was pretty bad - I'll never forget it...). It's a rare day out of Flamingo that doesn't have me somewhere near the Little Shark - I've even been known to run down there when I'm working out of Everglades City....

    For "Lake O water" to get to Lostman's - that would be a trick since it drains out a long, long way from there on the west coast side....
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  • FishinMcNutFishinMcNut Posts: 536 Officer
    This red tide event has been building for many months up north of the Glades and steadily expanding to the south. The Lake O water contains no red tide. It does have a lot of tannins that cause the dark color.
  • OutdoorAddictOutdoorAddict Posts: 68 Deckhand
    lemaymiami wrote: »
    I've been fishing the Shark River area for a lot of years and I've never seen a red tide there or any fish kills to speak of - not ever... I do know what one looks like since about 1/3 of the time when we took our kids up to the Sarasota area at the end of summer -there'd be a red tide on (and it was pretty bad - I'll never forget it...). It's a rare day out of Flamingo that doesn't have me somewhere near the Little Shark - I've even been known to run down there when I'm working out of Everglades City....

    For "Lake O water" to get to Lostman's - that would be a trick since it drains out a long, long way from there on the west coast side....

    Bob, how has the fishing been with the water temps coming up?
  • Flatwater witchFlatwater witch Posts: 606 Officer
    This red tide event has been building for many months up north of the Glades and steadily expanding to the south. The Lake O water contains no red tide. It does have a lot of tannins that cause the dark color.

    There is a ton of fresh water being pumped into the Glades from the storm treatment areas.
    Should be very clean.
    The effect on fishing is the huge amount they are pumping.
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  • polliwogpolliwog Posts: 296 Deckhand
    There is no O Lake water effect in the Goodland area as of now. It's possible,but not very likely. I've Been there last week.
  • Joe SnookJoe Snook Posts: 468 Deckhand
    A few days ago on facebook two guides had up videos on tons of dead fish floating just outside lostmans. Reds, trout, cats, ladies n black drum. The other video posted up a few days ago was of dead Tarpon washed up on shore down there. Not sure why they're dead or dead in that location but they were there

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