February 23, 2012
Profoundly sad news on the health of the Lower Susquehanna River from Lancasteronline. A smallmouth infection is spreading.
Originally Published Feb 13, 2012
By AD CRABLE, Outdoor Trails Staff Writer
"For seven years now, the litany of diseased, intersex smallmouth bass and sudden fish kills on the Lower Susquehanna River has alarmed anyone who fishes or cares about the mighty river. Alas, it's getting worse.
Fishing in the warm-water discharge area near the Brunner Island power plant in December, 28-year-old Joe Raymond caught about 15 adult smallmouths with the dreaded sores and lesions that have become so common on juvenile bass.
That's significant because, until now, the die-offs and bacterial smallmouth infections that befell stressed fish had only been observed in juvenile smallmouths, except for a few isolated adults."
Read more here: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/586505_A-sicker-Susquehanna.html#ixzz1nD8r9ZbT