The Red At Grand Forks has experienced a fish kill. It was caused by naturally occurring bacteria called columnaris and another called aeromonis. To make these bacteria actually kill catfish there must be another stressing factor such as low oxygen. The big question now is what were the factors bringing it all together to cause a fish kill of this magnitude.
I’ll keep you posted on what we find. The DNR wants us to catch a few big fish since they are starting to show the same sores and the smaller fish.
At this point there are still healthy fish to be caught, and as far as we know it is only affecting a localized area of the Red.