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I'm not sure slightly below average is accurate. December was unsually cold for a prelonged period of time. It was towards the end of the month that we got the warmest days in December and then you were talking 40's. The majority of the month temps were in the 20's over night and barely above freezing during the day if it got above freezing.
We moved our boat for haul out on the 11th of Dec and there was already ice around the docks at HHN.
I have no problem believing the cold killed the fish, or perhaps the cold drove the fish into warmer, deeper water where there was a dead zone and the lack of oxygen killed them. Either way it comes back to the cold temps and relative poor water quality in the Chesapeake.
s/v Palmetto Moon
1991 Catalina 36