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How you can help stop the spread of Golden Alga.
|Monthly Risk Level for Golden Alga (10/11/2012)|
Lake Texoma GA Sampling Sites
If you suspect golden alga or see dead or dying fish -
How To Tell If Golden Alga Is Present
- Water may be golden in color - picture
- There may be foam along the shoreline - picture
- Fish may pipe at the water’ surface, seek refuge or leap onto shore
- The gills of affected fish are usually inflamed
- There may be bleeding around the base of fins and under scales
Always Take Action Before Leaving A Lake
- Drain all live wells, motors, transom wells, and bilges on land.
- Wash and flush the boat, trailer, live wells, bilges with clean, fresh water to remove any golden alga hitchhikers.
- Empty your bait bucket on land before leaving the lake.
- Never release live bait into a water body.
Report dead or dying fish and wildlife to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.