On my hunting lease, deer, hog, turkey, dove, duck in order of importance now, we had a nice lake that went dry after 50 years in the drought. We are in Montague county. I would catch bass up to 7 lbs out of nice clear water. I had some great duck shoots before two years ago. Last good hunt I was done in 5 minutes. Had enough ducks for 10 guys to limit in no time with plenty birds to spare. When it would freeze over we had roosting ducks to keep it open. It went dry finally and landowner dug and cleaned it out deep down to bedrock. Dam broke twice this year with the floods. It is plum full now again with more steady rains. Where I had good dove hunts is underwater now. Water is red and no visibility. It's about 2 surface acres and 20 feet deep in the middle.
Question is how long should we expect it to stay stained? I know when it clears we can expect greatness again but how long does this normally take? Obviously the dam needs to stop breaking which it looks like it will hold now. We have a few other ponds that do go dry about once every 10 years and they stay stained all the time but this is spring fed. The frogs have made this a nice home for sure.