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   Baits for a lake with an algal bloom?
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   Old Thread  #9 3 Aug 2020 at 10.13am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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you can pick up a cheap ph meter for less than a tenner on ebay.
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   Old Thread  #8 3 Aug 2020 at 1.12am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It's not hard, some little dip strips would do it, the issue is pH can change, and can be different In one part of the lake to another, so it's really not worth worrying about
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   Old Thread  #7 3 Aug 2020 at 0.46am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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To do it properly you need a correctly calibrated ph meter. Probably not worth the cost or effort.
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   Old Thread  #6 3 Aug 2020 at 0.41am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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hi,

how does one check water ph level?
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   Old Thread  #5 2 Aug 2020 at 4.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The algae floating on the surface is dead and unfortunately this can be the start of the problems from a d.o. point of view.
The EA definitely would get involved and help before there's a fish kill occurring, make sure that someone in the club has contacted them, don't just assume.
I hope it all pans out ok.
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   Old Thread  #4 2 Aug 2020 at 3.46am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Thanks for the replies. I have a few ideas for making a stinking bait that might be good in this situation, high leakage and solubility indeed. In the shorter term I have a tupperware that has been in the fridge since November with a mix of Sticky Krill and Key Cray that were glugged back then and not touched since. Might be worth a shot.

As for the algal bloom it is not "that" bad. Not pea soup anyway. The water looks murky and when looked at from a distance is green/grey rather than the blue/grey of clear water. Small amounts of surface algae (don't know what these are called?) collecting like a green surface film in the margins on the windward side of the lake. It is a club lake and lightly fished so doubt that any water testing is going to happen via the fishing rights holders. Also, I doubt the official bodies such as the local water authority would like to get involved until there are actual recorded fish deaths.

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   Old Thread  #3 1 Aug 2020 at 8.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Scent from hell will work well...
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   Old Thread  #2 30 Jul 2020 at 8.28am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Presuming its safe to fish whilst the algae is in bloom, I would stick to fishing the daytime where the oxygen will be higher.
Regarding bait, the first thing Id do is see if the ph of the water was stabilised in the areas I intended to fish (this is often not the case unfortunately). If the ph is somewhat predictable, I would then make up a mix that had a largely different ph to the water around it.

Aside from that, I would focus on getting masses of solubility from bait into the swim.
I think a crunchy aspect to the bait would also help attract carp once some fish had already found the bait.

Good luck and make sure the water is being regularly checked by people who know what they are doing.
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   Old Thread  #1 30 Jul 2020 at 3.08am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Any specific baits more suited to a green water algae situation? I am thinking of going for maximum flavour (Not neccessarily flavouring).
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