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Sac a lait questions!

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I live on Claycut Bayou in Baton Rouge which flows into the Amite. We also have a small neighborhood pond. For years, we would catch a good number of sac a lait including some really nice ones this time of year. Well, our neighborhood and the pond flooded in the Great flood of 2016, resulting in the neighborhood pond and Claycut bayou as one for a couple days. I haven't caught but maybe 5 sac a lait since! Could the flood have this negative of an effect on the fishing. Thoughts? Thanks!
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Mr. Bourge1,
From my past experience with flood waters it appears that the level was high enough and the current fast enough that the fish were swept out. I have seen this numerous times on the basin and while in Texas. The flood in Texas swept away some expensive fresh water shrimp, catfish, and sac a lait. The amount of financial cost to the owner was devastating. The gentleman ran a pay to fish operation that netted him a good retirement income. Given his losses, he was forced to close and as we all can say, 'retirement was over.' It was a sad day for this kind soul.
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I've talked to a guy in Mississippi that experienced the same thing. Local river flooded and overflowed his large private pond. He said once his threadfin shad population picked up then he noticed his sac population picked up. I believe the flood did have a negative effect but if you are catching some then time should correct the unbalance.
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