When I was smaller, my dad took me to these two ponds that were across from the Airforce museum on the other side of the Railroad tracks. They were always nice lakes because the mad river fed them. I always remeber them having plently of decent sized fish as well. I went a coulpe of days ago to see them and to possibly fish them. I walked down to the far pond where the river comes in. You can stand on a metal bridge and fish for crappie. I noticed some unusual things. First off the water was almost a greenish color with what looked like some sort of residue floating on the water, had an unusual smell to it. Second when I casted out my line came back with what felt like oil or some kind of petrolium based susbstance on it. Third, I caught a coule of crappie within a few minuets of being there. The crappie had a real strong smell and little red bumps all over them. I let the fish go and cut my line off that had been in contact with the wate. Anyone have anyclue what happened or what is up with these ponds. Im thinkin about giving the EPA a call and see if they have any knowledge about what is up.