Longview, TX — If you think you hate the drought, imagine how the fish feel.
The dry streak has dropped stock tank levels across Texas, crowding bass and catfish at eye level, their backsides getting sunburned — or worse.
“Our fish got like a sushi bar for them birds,” Gladewater resident Larry Woolridge said Wednesday outside A&M Farm Supply in Longview where he was meeting a man to pick up fish for restocking.
Woolridge and his wife, Bobbie, had come to the feed store to repopulate their three quarter-acre lake with catfish, blue gill, “and a bunch of minnows,” now that rains are refilling stock ponds and tanks across Northeast Texas.
“Oh yeah,” Woolridge said. “They are coming back all right. They’ve gotten a lot of water.”
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