It started last Sunday, 7-23, when I went out to my trusty 'ol Cedarville Reservoir. The first sign was at the launch. Smelled it, but couldn't see it. As I drove out of the channel, I counted four or five dead carp. The rest of the day I counted another dozen or so floating around. No big deal, must've been some bow hunters upstream lately, I thought. Today I went back, it's been a week, and counted over a hundred dead carp floating around. I didn't even see them all because they were up under the shoreline brush, back in the bays, etc. And this is after a week with good current. And I saw only maybe a three mile portion of river. As I was casting for shad, I pulled up a carp. It was sluggish. (you know how spastic those critters can get!) And the whole one side of it was bloodied and puffy, as if by some infection or parasite or something. ? At this point I really started wondering. Plus, I didn't see any signs of puncture wounds from an arrow in any of the fish, but any holes could have been swollen shut. Then, I saw two other carp, and they looked sluggish also. Then I saw a dead softshell turtle. If it's a parasite or chemical that kills them, then why not the other fish? Did the turtle eat a contaminated carp, or was it killed by a choked hook or prop or something? Do carp just die off for no apparent reason sometimes? I hope it doesn't happen my to my slimy whiskered friends. I reported it to the DNR because I have never seen anything like this. Have any of you?