I decided to hit up one of my favorite metro ponds this morning. This place has been a little gem of mine the last couple of years. Its totally loaded with 3+lb bass. I caught my first LM of 2010 there in March. So I'm fishing for about 45 minutes on the north side dam, and this nice old man walks up to me with his dog and says "Well I know you're not catching anything....". I'm thinking he's referring to the cold chill and high winds so I respond "Yeah, its cold. its been slow so far". And he says "No, I know because there aren't any fish in there. They drained it a couple of months ago". My jaw dropped. So I looked it up online.
They just let all of the fish die!!!!!!!! They reported that they were all carp.....but there was an awesome bass population in there. You would think that, at the very least, they could have transfered the bass across the street to Main Res. The old man said there were dead bass everywhere.
Insane...... It ruined my day. Great bass spots in this city are few, and they just killed one of them. Surely, this didn't have to happen.