There were some kids wading through this pond a clue weeks ago. It made me cringe. Today was the first day I have been there in a few weeks. The mosquito fish had some kind of growth on them and the bluegill had some lesions.
This is the first year I have fished the same pond exclusively, so i am not sure if this is considered normal.
I caught this guy in a small pond. I thought he was a salamander as I just saw the tail but when I caught it, it seemed as though it was eating a small bluegill. Big pincers on the "face" View attachment 142817