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Impact on Smallmouth Bass: Is There Something In The Water?

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Columnaris 3Smallmouth bass are clearly being affected by something in the water in the Mid Atlantic region.  The young bass population is decreasing in the Susquehanna River, their reproductive organs are half testicle, half ovary in the south branch of the Potomac and there are concerns about the possible effects on the Chesapeake Bay.

What’s in the water?

The Susquehanna River provides the most water to the Cheasapeake of any river so whatever goes on in the Susky, may have a big effect on the Chesapeake.

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