Posted by Steve on June 14, 2001 at 08:31:46:
In Reply to: Smith Lake Dam -- Fish???What kind is it???? posted by Richard Hollingsworth on June 13, 2001 at 12:11:21:
They were probable long nose gar. They prefer very warm water which is near the surface right now. The hot water has a low oxygen content because of all the cloud cover and they were gulping for air. Gar are able to breath air like mammals. This allows them to survive in very shallow still water and feed on small fry this time or year.
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