i was just reading a post on here about dead flatheads in shallow water,it made me remember that about 5 or so years ago you couldn't fish anywhere along the ohio because of the dead carp. i have never seen so many dead fish in so many area's it seemed for every 25ft of shore there were atleast 5 dead carp. also every other fish you seem to catch had these red sores on them. i went up to lake Erie that year for vacation and all there beaches were loaded with dead channel cats and freshwater drum. in my area (jefferson county) the fisherman and home owners next to the river and creeks raised a bunch of h#!! over the dead fish and the nasty smell of it.our local news investagated the story and about a week later broadcasted a story saying that because of a heat wave the carp spawning in the shallows didn't get enough oxygen to stay alive.but this lasted all year not just the carp's spawning season. does anyone else remember this? and did this happen in other rivers besides the ohio? fishing for any type of fish that year was really hard you just didn't catch that many.