Two More Cases of Largemouth Bass Virus Found in Northern Lower Peninsula Lakes

The Michigan DNR has confirmed two new cases of largemouth bass virus in the northern Lower Peninsula.

The virus was initially discovered in Iosco County’s Cedar Lake in October.

But the DNR says it’s now been found in small mouth bass in Alpena County’s Beaver Lake, and Avalon Lake in Montmorency County.

They say these discoveries indicate the virus is spreading north in the state.

Largemouth bass virus can’t be eradicated from lakes and infected fish can’t be treated.

But the DNR says anglers and boaters can help prevent the spread by doing things like cleaning their equipment between trips and not moving fish from one body of water to another.

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