Just got a call from Catman George, asking me to post the following message for our Oklahoma brothers. For those of you who don't know George, he is very involved with the State Department of Wildlife personnel, and I would take this information as being very truthful and knowledgeable. Due to the stretch of hot weather we have been having, the stretch of the Salt Fork River, from the dam of the Great Salt Plains Reservoir to where it empties into the Arkansas River, ALL fish in the river are expected to die within the next week. Currently flat heads of 40 to 50 pounds are on the surface gulping air. This event happened a few decades ago with loss of the fish. Currently they are good to eat, and are easy to catch, so you should be able to stock your freezers. With this condition, local wardens MAY NOT strictly enforce state regulations, but this cannot be state a a positive fact. The fish which are not harvested by anglers will simply die and rot in the water. George is not at a computer where he can explain exactly what is happening, but I'm sure that when he gets to one, he will add to the thread. Supposedly the holes below the reservoirs dam are full of fish now. Wardens will be trying to save the lake, and let the river fend for itself. Some fish will be netted and released into the lake. An additional note George provided concerns Kaw Lake. Apparently the fish below 15' (thermocline) are dying. Blues are in 10 to 15 foot of water where there is oxygen. Bass and crappies should be at 3 to 5' of water. Maybe you guys who would want to take advantage of this can call your local wardens and see what they have to say.