I would like to tell y'all that I caught this 3 ft. carp in our pond today, and that everybody was invited over for a fish fry, but I can't...
It seems as though, last night, all of our fish decided that they had enough of the hot pond water and decided to commit suicide.
Yes, suicide. Our banks were covered with fish.
Hundreds of carp, catfish, bass, and I'm not even sure what else.
Of course they all had to be cleaned up and carried off. That would've been some kind of stink. Lance and farm employee, Anthony, had to put on their big boots to trudge out in it. See how low the water has gotten due to the weeks and weeks of 100+ heat indexes and lack of rain?
You can see the dead fish between my father in law (right) and Lance's Uncle Jim (left).
They rigged up a pool pump that would spray some water into the pond. Hopefully that will provide more oxygen to the remaining fish.
Hard to see in this picture, but here's some of those remaining fish, just huddled together near the surface of the water.
Hopefully we will get some rain and cooler temperatures soon, for the sake of our crops and the fish! Anyways, sushi's on the house tonight!!