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I agree with the other guys on the importance of aquatic plants and fish life. However, I would like to present another point: too much weed does not increase fish number/quality in the sense that over flowing weed will take away fish's space, oxygen and vision to lure. Got the first point from a local tackle shop owner. His argument is that in the early ...


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In addition to the direct benefits to fish listed by That Idiot, streamside vegetation provides some crucial indirect benefits. One indirect benefit is falling leaves. The leaves of streamside vegetation fall into the water and decay. Decaying leaves feed benthic macroinvertebrates. These include aquatic worms, snails, clams, crayfish, and the aquatic ...


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Lack of vegetation along the banks will have a number of effects, each of which can affect fish populations. Vegetation will shade the water. This will reduce water temperatures which is typically good for fish. The shade can also provide cover for fish in the stream and give them a greater sense of security. Vegetation along the banks will affect what ...


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