Jennie Jones put a FB Brandy post (thank you) of a massive amount of dead fish…we further received a picture of a half eaten one (by a Turkey Vulture)… picture from Marni Tols. The fish seemed to be all one make.
Contacted Christy Doyle of MNRF (she has helped BL in the past) who further got us in touch with scientist Steve Scholten of MNRF. After some back and forth he determined it was a Crappie. Steve indicated that first ….it is an illegal fish in this area. The deaths were a ..specific fish..Crappie…Steve did not see it as a concern and indicated it was a “bad event” day for that specific fish..The water was very warm.
If we have another “event” he would like us grab and freeze one and get it to him for lab testing. Picture is of a Black Crappie…
This is what I’m talkin bout….District of Muskoka detailed lake study. Want to see what you are sharing the lake with?
Thank you to the Lake Partner Program.
Find Phosphorous Level link mid way down
I get a kit early spring to do a monthly phosphorous test on Brandy Lake ..Here are the results. Note lakes withy tannin usually have higher phosphorous than lakes without. This is free…data
The link is massive….you can see several years of data from Brandy Lake Muskoka. We are line number 3133. I am not sure where FOCA get the 2nd data from.
Last year are numbers were:
May – 25.8 ug/l (Micrograms per Liter)
June – 30.8
July – 25.8
Aug – 36
Sept – 28
There is a test online showing Nov. 41.4
We won’t get into too many words at this time…have a look at results from 2019. The description is a bit wrong but results are clear
MLA Results 2019