Well the fact that Tom Kelley said, “the water is doing its natural seasonal turn over,” is true. But, this natural turnover would never kill the amount of fish that is appearing now. I have fished this pond for years, during this same time, never seeing dead fish anywhere near the amount that is appearing now. Obviously, something is different. Never in the recent past has a fish kill occurred there like this.
John McArthur said, “Roberts Lake is not designed for habitat. The fish population has built up over time, but no species will live there that long.”The fact that there are 12lbers in there is proof that the pond is healthy, and if a fish kill like this had happened before, there would be no fish anywhere near that size. And not only Largemouth Bass, but large Carp and Koi are also dying, check the pictures. This year is different, and the fact that it seems like it is just being ignored is wrong. The pond is not that large, so to have that amount washing up on shore is alarming. Have the pond checked out correctly, and lets see if we can fix the problem. If aeration is the problem, I cannot imagine that it would be too hard to add a fountain or two, or even aquatic plants. (And hopefully it is as simple as that). I would be happy to talk with the Press Democrat some more if they would like.