05-02-2014, 12:58 PM
Join Date: Jul 2013
Re: We have an answer!
Originally Posted by oldnewguy
From Dr. Andy Noyes NY State fish Pathologist:
"It's another form of Bacterial Coldwater Disease. My guess is when that fish was YOY (in it's first year of life), infection ensued. The bacteria targets nerve tissue, often on/near the spine and obliterates pigment innervation. Because segmental nerves emanate from left and right sides of the spine, unilateral loss of pigment is common. Nerve damage like this is permanent."
"A pretty interesting phenomenon."
From Michael J. Flaherty
Region 3 inland Fisheries Manager
NYS DEC, Bureau of Fisheries.
New Paltz, NY
Thanks to Patrick L. Sullivan, Lakeville CT and Phoenicia, NY (Patrick made the contacts to get this information for us)
Patrick is a life long fly fisher and writes about fishing in our NW Corner of CT in the Lakeville Journal.
The Lakeville Journal
Thanks for the info oldnewguy!
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