It has been so dry for the past 2 or 3 years here in IL that my pond and many other ponds are several feet low. The other day in the mourning the big fish in my pond were in the shalow water gasping for oxygen. One big 6 lb bass was dead. The pond is so low the fish have a hard time getting oxygen especialy in the mourning because the water is so still. I guess the only thing i can do is catch or net up the big fish, have a fish fry, and pray for rain.