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Was on the Middle Provo today and saw numerous fish in this condition, several fish were dead in the water or on the banks. I haven't ever seen fish with this much fungus on them, or what ever it is, before.

Does anyone have any insight on what this is and what is causing this? Also, is this something we need to be concerned about?

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Fall fungus. Happens every year on the provos and gets discussed every year. Nothing to worry about (yes, some fish will die but it is nothing out of the ordinary for this time of year).
 

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I've also seen it on the Weber and the Ogden.

I think it has a lot to do with low water, and spawning. Lot's of stress on the fish this time of year.
 

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The fungus is also evidence of an unhealthy fish population...you don't see this fungus at such a significant number in healthy fish populations or rivers where the fish population is under better control.
 

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This is evident at Daniels also, I think it's on all the cutt-bows.... :roll: In all seriousness it seems to be everywhere but seems to dissapear with the lower water temps. I've seen it at the berry too.
 

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americanforkdude said:
I'm thinking he's referring to there needs to be more fish in the river?
Actually I think the MP is overpopulated. If it is underpopulated, I would hate to see what a overpopulated river would be like. :wink:

I have seen fungus before, just not this much. But if it happens every year, then I guess it isn't too much to worry about. It does sadden me to see any fish in this state though. Guess I need to start keeping some fish out of that river.

Thanks for the input.
 
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