Caption: Golden alga blooms hurt a fish’s ability to take in oxygen.
Lone Star Outdoor News
Fishing is likely to be poor in the upper portions of the O.H. Ivie Reservoir and portions of the Colorado River all the way to Ballinger due to a golden alga bloom, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Additionally, toxic conditions are present in the Concho River arm of O.H. Ivie and in Elm Creek near Ballinger. However, the lower portion of O.H. Ivie Reservoir appears to be unaffected and still offers good fishing.Toxic golden alga blooms only affect gill breathing animals and won’t harm people or livestock. However, the bloom is negatively impacting fish populations in these areas.